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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Today [ edit ] The Knitters Guild of Haapsalu has preserved the tradition of the knitted lace shawl. In order to post comments, please make sure JavaScript and Cookies are enabled, and reload the page. To cast on even bigger needles are used.

Haapsalu is a scarrf in Estonia with a rich knitting tradition. 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.

The scarf is a square with the length of approximately cm in. Currently you have JavaScript disabled. There are various ways to make a nupp, but I consistently use the following method. Typically 7 stitches are used with fine- to medium-weight yarns, 5 stitches for thicker yarns, and 9 stitches for the finest yarns.

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.

Knitting a Haapsalu Shawl

Cut the working yarn and pull up the last loop to secure the end of the bound-off stitches. Haapsalu shawl hazpsalu Haapsalu scarf is a knitted lace shawl that originated in the seaside resort town of HaapsaluEstonia during the early 19th century. In time scarves evolved from simple patterns and few colours black, natural white, gray to the delicate lacy scarves that many noble ladies desired.


Languages Eesti Edit links. Two techniques that Nancy uses when knitting her shawls are knitting nupps—the bobble-like bits that add so much texture to Estonian shawl patterns—and a stretchy bind off that’s traditional in Haapsalu shawls. Haapsaalu beautiful overview of the Haapsalu Shawl Day is in the tettidesign blog.

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. Cancel Reply Post Comment. There is much more to these shawls than meets the eye.

Triangular scarves Some sources say that triangular scarves were made in Haapsalu in the late 19th century, other sources say that the birth of triangular scarves is in the s. Get your issues on CD or download your collection today. You’ll get over patterns and four Beyond the Basics articles, plus much more.

In Interweave KnitsSpringNancy wrote a tutorial about how to design and knit a Haapsalu shawl. A traditional Haapsalu shawl is a rectangle measuring x to x cm square. And if you want more patterns then there are two beautiful books more: The Knitters Guild of Haapsalu has preserved the tradition of the knitted lace shawl.

Patterns with graphed symbols started to be used in s. These shawls are so lovely, with such historical significance. Also you can order good yarn for lace knitting from her! This page was last edited on 9 Septemberat Those early visitors recognized the trademarks of an artisan and bought the shawls as souvenirs and gifts.


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Haapsalu Shawl Treasure of Estonia

You must be logged in to haasalu a comment. This Estonia -related article is a stub. It is the small details that make them so interesting and fun to knit.

Examples of this art can be seen by virtual tour of the Haapsalu Shawl Museum. The bind-off for a lace edge that was picked up and knitted onto a center is worked with two strands held together. The lace edging will be attached to this frame.

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Next Article Purposefully Dropping Stitches: Either way, great site and I look forward to seeing it expand over time. Designer Nancy Bush is synonymous with knitting lace shawls, especially Estonian shawls. History Haapsaluthe home of Haapsalu scarf, is a small town in north-western Estonia that is known for its curative mud and elegant lace scarves and shawls.

Haapsaluthe home of Haapsalu scarf, is a small town in north-western Estonia that is known for its curative mud and elegant lace scarves and shawls. There are some techniques that are helpful to know, as well.

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