Hap Cardigan

This pretty lacy cardigan was inspired by the traditional Shetland Hap Shawls, with their plain garter centres and brightly coloured feather and fan edging. While shawls are lovely, I don’t wear them nearly as often as I should, so I created a cardigan version. It is a versatile garment, perfect for fighting that winter office chill or thrown on over a t-shirt on a beach in the summer or anything in between.

 

Sizes

To fit size 80 (90, 104, 116, 130, 142) cm / 31.5 (35.5, 41, 45.5, 51, 56) in upper bust, designed to fit with 0-5cm / 0-2in negative ease.

Yarn

Two colour version:
Jamieson and Smith 2-ply Lace weight 25g = 169m / 185yds
3 (3, 4, 4, 5, 6) balls in L40 (MC)
2 (2, 2, 2, 3, 3) balls in L63 (CC)

Or substitute with 420 (480, 580, 660, 780, 870) m / 460 (530, 630, 720, 850, 950) yds MC and 240 (270, 310, 340, 380, 410) m / 270 (290, 340, 370, 420, 450) yds CC

Three colour version:
Istex Loðband Einband 50g = 225m / 246yds

2 (2, 3, 3, 3, 4) balls in 0018 Navy (MC),
1 (1, 1, 1, 2, 2) balls in 1761 Teal (CC1),
1 (1, 1, 1, 2, 2) balls in 1762 Turquoise (CC2)

Or substitute with 340 (400, 480, 550, 650, 730) m / 370 (430, 520, 600, 710, 800) yds of MC
160 (180, 210, 230, 260, 280) m / 180 (200, 230, 250, 280, 300) yds each of CC1 and CC2

When choosing a yarn to substitute, select a heavy lace weight yarn that will retain its shape well after blocking. I would recommend a high wool content.

Tension

To fit size 80 (90, 104, 116, 130, 142) cm / 31.5 (35.5, 41, 45.5, 51, 56) in upper bust, designed to fit with 0-5cm / 0-2in negative ease.

Needles

3.5 mm / US 4 circular needles,

3.75mm / US5 circular needles

Details

The Hap Cardigan is designed to drape loosely at the front. As the cardigan does not fasten at the front, it is recommended that you choose a size according to your high bust (round torso at your armpits) rather than your full bust measurement.

£6.00

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