In one week we cast on our much anticipated and talked about haps! I thought it was high time for a refresher on the rules and some of the PRIZES!
The pattern you choose must be called a hap – either in description or name – OR use a construction method that has been called “traditional Shetland construction” – this refers to the centre being knit first and the edge YOs picked up to create a border. You may also knit the “Border inward” method (referred to by Sharon Miller) where you knit the edging first, pick up the stitches along the knit edge and end with the centre.
The cast on date is 10th April and you may begin knitting just as soon as the 10th of April lands wherever in the world you are. I know that some people have been excited and cast on already, but to be eligible for a prize I will only count those who cast on on or after the official date.
I am going to have several prizes on offer these include, so far, lashings of British wool and an amazing voucher prize from Fondant Fibre. I know that no-one takes part in the KALs for the prizes, but they are always a nice bonus and a good motivator in the last days of the KAL when we are struggling to finish, so expect a prize post around the end of June!
| Cast on Knit Night !
On Friday 10th April, from 7pm-9pm (UK time) we are going to have a little knit night on twitter, instagram and in the KnitBritish Ravelry group (I don’t use facebook, sorry!) If you are on twitter and/or instagram then use the hashtags #hapalong and #hapalonghangout, pick a comfy spot next to your device or laptop, get a beverage and maybe a few nibbles and join in – everyone is welcome. If you don’t do twitter or instagram, you can still join in in the hap chatter thread. I am going to do my best to attend all three places and I may even have a (very small, pin badge sized) prize or two! I really “hap” to see you all there!
Any questions? Just leave a comment or drop me a line!