Happiness Haps by Lynette Meek

Happiness Haps

Knitting
April 2023
Sport (12 wpi) ?
18 stitches = 4 inches
in garter stitch lace blocked
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
3.5 mm (E)
550 - 770 yards (503 - 704 m)
Dimensions: square shawl – after blocking, approx. 38 inches across width and 46 inches across diagonal Dimensions: triangular shawl – 58-inch wingspan and 26 inches deep.
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Traditional patterns combine to create a warm and cozy shoulder shawl or baby blanket when square, or a slightly larger triangular shaped shawl.

Both patterns start with a center piece knit on the diagonal, they can be knit plain or in the simple lace pattern as shown.

The center piece is bordered by the Old Shale lace pattern, shown striped with two colours. The stripes can be omitted and the border worked in the same colour as the center or the stripes could be worked in multiple colours. Knitters’ choice.

The lace edging is a simple repeat that could be knit in the same colour as the shawl or contrasting colour as shown.

Both patterns are charted and written.

I call these the Happiness Haps because they are knit in my happy colours - yours will be different. I kept the patterning fairly simple to let the colours speak and keep the knitting from being too demanding.

There are some interesting details. The floating corner, repeating the lace edging pattern without attaching to create just that little bit of extra interest. The two colour bind-off across the top of the triangle hap - just enough to be interesting.

Happy Knitting!

Materials: square shawl – 4.5mm US #7 32-inch circ and dpn’s, 2 colours of sports weight yarn 350m, 385 yds each (or same yardage of a single colour) sample was knit with Juniper Moon Patagonia Organic Merino, 3.5mm hook and waste yarn, markers and the regular notions.
Gauge: square shawl – after blocking, 18 sts in 4 inches in garter st
Dimensions: square shawl – after blocking, approx. 38 inches across width and 46 inches across diagonal

Materials: triangular shawl – 5.0mm US #8 32-inch circ and dpns, 2 colours of DK weight yarn, 250 m, 275 yds each, single colour yardage – 500 m, 550 yds, sample was knit with Fleece Artist BFL DK, alternate sample was knit with Corriedale DK, markers and the regular notions.
Gauge: triangular shawl – after blocking 16 sts in 4 inches in garter st
Dimensions: triangular shawl – 58-inch wingspan and 26 inches deep.

Note - there was no extra yardage, maybe 5 grs in each colour. If you know yourself to be a loose knitter extra yardage is suggested.