Description. Haapsalu a small town in Estonia, has become widely known all over the world for its hand-knit lacy scarves and shawls. Thanks to the almost two . Nov 24, Haapsalu shawl – over years old Estonian traditional lace shawl. Always knitted with fine wool or merino(cobweb), so you can pull the shawl. What are the characteristics of a true Haapsalu scarf, how did it all start about years ago and what are the modern developments.

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First, and oldest is to start from the lace edging of the upper edge and decrease on both sides. Comment You must be logged in to post a comment. The scarf is a square with the length of approximately cm in.

Ravelry: Linda’s September Haapsalu Scarf to Knit pattern by Nancy Bush

Do you love knitting lace shawls? This Estonia -related article is a stub. There are three ways a triangular scarf can be knitted. When working in rounds as in when working a knitted-on edgingwork the nupp increases on one round, then work the decrease on the following round by knitting the 5, 7, or 9 nupp stitches together through their back loops.

The Estonians use a “k2tog” bind-off for all their lace knitting. Third way and the newest way a triangular scarf can be knitted is to start from the lace edging of two sides and decreasing stitches from both sides and the middle. Everything is very open with a clear explanation of the challenges.

Those early visitors recognized the trademarks of an artisan and bought the shawls as souvenirs and gifts. Also you can order good yarn for lace knitting from her! Languages Eesti Edit links. The water is squeezed out gently and the scarf is blocked either on a special blocking frame or with pins so that the scallops become nice and the pattern starts to show its real beauty. There are some techniques that are helpful to know, as well.


I love these bits of historical knitting lore, and I find so many of them in the Beyond the Basics feature in Interweave Knits.

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Retrieved from ” https: Haapsalu is a town in Estonia with a rich knitting tradition. Examples of this art can be seen by virtual tour of the Haapsalu Shawl Museum.

Haapsalu rätt. The Haapsalu Scarf

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To cast on even bigger needles are used. The master artisans knit the shawls so fine that they can be pulled through a ladies’ wedding ring. Later the Haapsalu shawl became known in Germany and Scandinavia and were sometimes displayed at exhibitions. The shawls are knit from fine lamb’s wool yarn using 3 or 4 knitting needles.

This is the only kind of Haapsalu scarf that does not have a sewn on edging.

Ravelry: Haapsalu rätt / The Haapsalu Scarf – patterns

When Estonia became independent haapsaul the number of european vacationers rose and the scarves became known in Scandinavia, continental Europe, England and even in Canada.

Nupps are made up of 5, 7, or 9 stitches.

The regaining of independence in brought with itself many changes and UKU was closed. There is a good book on Haapsalu shawls also by Siiri Reiman and Aime Edasi called The Haapsalu Shawl This book is a very good introduction to Haapsalu shawls giving their history and clear instructions on how to knit them. In Interweave KnitsSpringNancy wrote a tutorial about how to design and knit a Haapsalu shawl. You’ll get over patterns and four Beyond the Basics articles, plus much more.


There’s something special about a knitted lace shawl. Cheaper than Therapy Read It! The bind-off for a lace edge that was picked up and knitted onto a center is worked with two strands held together. Care The finished scarves are hand washed with mild soap in warm water. An older variation is to make the increases on the wrong side of the work and knit them together through the back loop on the right side. Designer Nancy Bush is synonymous with knitting lace shawls, especially Estonian shawls.

Cancel Reply Post Comment. Typically 7 stitches are used with fine- to medium-weight yarns, 5 stitches for thicker yarns, and 9 stitches for the finest yarns. A nupp “knob” or “button” in Estonian is a bobble-like feature found in many Estonian lace patterns. On the next row, purl the cluster of nupp stitches together this is why it’s important to work loosely to return to the original number of stitches Figure 3. This page was last edited csarf 9 Septemberat Those scwrf spas are in operation today.

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