A hap is a Scottish dialect word for a simple shawl or wrap. Haps may well surprise you: they can be square, triangular, or hexagonal, incorporating lace, cables, or colour. Combining textile history with contemporary design, this book explores the story of the hap through five beautifully illustrated essays, and thirteen stunning patterns.
Haps have a particular association with the Shetland islands where, for more than a century, they were knitted for everyday wear as well as for sale.From Nevada and Finland to Reyjavik, and Burra Isle, the patterns in these pages are as distinctive and varied as their designers’ locales.
Pattern contributors: Jen Arnall-Culliford, Martina Behm, Roslyn Chapman, Kate Davies, Carol Feller, Lucy Hague, Romi Hill, Bristol Ivy, Gudrun Johnston, Hélène Magnússon, Donna Smith, Hazel Tindall, Tom van Deijnen, Veera Välimäki.
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