English pattern for Happy Shawl
The Happy Shawl is a traditional hap shawl; a large square shawl, knit in lace pattern.
You first knit the center of the shawl in garter stitch, and then pick up stitches around the edges to create the inner border in a simple feather and fern. You finish the shawl off with an outer border; a lace pattern that will bind off all your stitches.
Unlike most traditional hap shawls, this is knit using a relatively heavy yarn. After knitting the shawl, you will block it rather aggressively to open up the lace and get a generously sized, airy but warm shawl.
51 x 51 inches / 130 x 130 cm
985 yards / 900 meters worsted weight yarn
Sample is knit in Wool of the Andes Worsted, in the Mink Heather colorway
11 st x 22 rows in garter stitch = 4 x 4 inches / 10 x 10 cm after blocking. Gauge is not terribly important in a shawl, but keep in mind that your shawl will be smaller or larger, if your gauge is different.
US 10.5 / 6.5 mm circular, minimum 30 inches