Shetland Old Shell Hap and Half Hap by Elizabeth Johnston

Shetland Old Shell Hap and Half Hap

October 2022
Lace ?
21 stitches and 38 rows = 4 inches
in Garter Stitch
US 3 - 3.25 mm
2200 - 2250 yards (2012 - 2057 m)
one size
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  • Square hap shown in laceweight yarn uses Jamieson’s of Shetland Ultra Lace: 50% Shetland wool, 50% lambswool, 212 yd (194 m)/0.88 oz (25g) ball, 9 balls of #314 Silver Ultra.

  • Needles: jumper-weight wool, size US 6 (4 mm); laceweight wool, size US 3 (3.25 mm); cobweb/fine lace wool, size US 1 (2.5 mm). Traditionally worked using two long double-pointed needles; a circular needle may be substituted.

  • Stitch markers

  • Spare wool for provisional CO

  • Smooth, contrasting thread or thin yarn for holders 6 yd (5.5 m) length of strong wool for blocking triangle hap, or 7 yd (6.5 m) for blocking square shawl

Finished Size:
Triangle hap: About 48” (121.9 cm) along each short side and 68” (172.7 cm) along top edge, after blocking.

Square hap: About 48” (121.9 cm) square,
after blocking

Exact gauge is not essential for the success of this project. A garter st swatch of 40 sts and 80 rows should be square when blocked, and the garter ridges should be relatively flat. The laceweight hap shown has a blocked gauge of about 21 sts and 38 rows = 4” (10.2 cm) in garter st