The Hap Stretcher is a must have for anyone who needs to block shawls made with pure wool. The Hap is the Shetland name for a shawl and this design has been used in Shetland for many generations. The shawl in the picture was made by Cecil’s great aunt who was still knitting these haps into her late ninety’s. It was all done from memory and Cecil can remember asking her to explain how it was done and was amazed to realised that she didn’t need to follow a pattern such was the skill of the Shetland knitters.
The stretcher is 2000mm square with several different locating positions to give multiply sizes of frame depending on the size of the hap to be blocked.