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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Knitting a Haapsalu Shawl

Scqrf the working yarn and pull up the last loop to secure the end of the bound-off stitches. Typically 7 stitches are used with fine- to medium-weight yarns, 5 stitches for thicker yarns, and 9 stitches for the finest yarns.

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The bind-off for the center of a shawl is worked with a single strand of yarn, as is the bind-off for the lace edge that will be sewn onto the shawl the cast-on for this edge baapsalu worked with the yarn double.

Get all of the issues from in one collection! Their works are available at the museum in Haapsalu, Estonia.

Nancy has so many beautiful patterns in her book Knitted Lace of Estonia. 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 haapsaly side. Haapsalu shawl or Haapsalu scarf is a knitted lace shawl that originated in the seaside resort town of HaapsaluEstonia during the early 19th century. And if you want more patterns then there are haapsalu beautiful books more: 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.


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You can help Hqapsalu by expanding it. 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. From there on knitters have designed and sold their own work.

If you have any tips for us, leave a comment and share them! First, and oldest is to start from the lace edging of the upper edge and decrease on both sides.

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Next Article Purposefully Dropping Stitches: On the next row, haapsallu 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.

Today [ edit ] The Knitters Guild of Haapsalu has preserved the tradition of the knitted lace shawl. Views Read Edit View history. Patterns with graphed symbols started to be used in s. Click here for instructions on how to enable JavaScript in your browser.


In a group of knitters was employed by the craft cooperative UKU who started to make the scarves in a traditional way.

To cast on even bigger needles are used. The Estonians use a “k2tog” bind-off for all their lace knitting. 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.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Retrieved from ” https: Those same spas are in operation today. Does your website have a contact page? These shawls are so lovely, with such historical significance. The lace edging will be attached to this frame. These scarves have the lace edging scrf two edges knitted separately and sewn on afterwards.

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The new railway line brought with itself many new vacationers and the steamers visiting Haapsalu harbour spread the word about the scarves and the scarves themselves to other countries sscarf Russia. When Estonia became independent in the number of european vacationers rose and the scarves became known in Scandinavia, continental Europe, England and even in Canada.

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