Friday Finished Object – the blue hap blanket

Thanks to a few days’ holiday with extra knitting time, and helped by the large scale knitting needles, this Hap Blanket project was completed in next-to-no-time!


At just over a metre square, this will be a lovely squishy layer for those cooler evenings in front of the tv … with my knitting of course 🙂


The photos were taken on holiday in Craster, Northumberland, and aimed to capture the blues of the sea and sky in the distance, echoing the tones of the wool.

Here’s a close-up to show the colours and the stitch:


Knitted coastal memories!

Do your finished objects evoke memories for you? I’d love to hear about them!



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8 Responses to Friday Finished Object – the blue hap blanket

  1. Abby Kershaw says:

    I have just started on my hap blanket, hope it turns out as good as yours! 🙂

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  2. catterel says:

    That is really lovely – not only the colours of the sky and sea, but waves and white horses, too! Why is it called a “HAP” blanket? (I bet if I tried, it would be a MISHAP 🙂 )

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  3. swissrose says:

    Hap is a medieval word meaning a cover or to wrap up, and that is what these shawls were for. They were used by the Shetland women to wrap themselves in for warmth.

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