A raven clan traditional Shetland hap

Hansel Shetland Hap

Hansel Shetland Hap

Hansel Shetland Hap

One of my all-time favourite patterns, Gudrun Johnston’s Hansel—a traditional Shetland hap. They’re so pleasing to knit. The centre square comes first, knit in garter stitch. Then a feather and fan border, worked by picking up stitches along all four sides, and finally a lace edging.

I’ve knit them in solid colours, like this one, and in contrasting colours for the border section (two in Jamieson & Smith Shetland wool are pictured below). Fingering weight for baby blankets, and heavier weight dk for a larger throw. I made this one with Socks that Rock Heavyweight by Blue Moon Fiber Arts. The yarn is hand-painted 100 per cent Merino—a deep, dark shaded black from the Raven Clan series.

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