Heirloom Knitting's Shetland Hap Shawls - Then & Now

Sharon Miller, author of 'Heirloom Knitting', has written this book out of love for her first piece of Shetland Lace, a baby shawl that she later found to be a delicate small Shetland hap. Discovering this, she began to explore the history and patterning of this beautiful knitting whilst still keeping a love for that first basic hap shawl - an affection that has led to this book.

Using a wide selection of nineteenth century sources - we can even read the words of Shetland knitters taken down in 1872! - here is a history of the Shetland Hap and we can trace its making from sheep to shawl. Sharon Miller gives authentic traditional designs and modern hap patterns in written and chartered forms together with 'colour recipes' for numerous beautiful borders.

This comprehensively illustrated book is for lace knitters with a love of history!

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