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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In time scarves evolved from simple patterns and few colours black, natural white, gray to the delicate lacy scarves that many noble ladies desired. A beautiful overview of the Haapsalu Shawl Day is in the tettidesign blog. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Ravelry: Haapsalu rätt / The Haapsalu Scarf – patterns

Haapsalu is a town in Estonia with a rich knitting tradition. Care The finished scarves are hand washed with mild soap in warm water. Views Read Edit View history. There’s something special about a knitted lace shawl.

Haapsalu rätt. The Haapsalu Scarf

The scarg is a square with the length of approximately cm in. Also you can order good yarn for lace knitting from her! If you have any tips for us, leave a comment and share them! Either way, great site and I look forward to seeing it expand over time.

Haapsalu Shawl Treasure of Estonia

Click here for instructions on how to enable JavaScript in your browser. It is the small details that make them so interesting and fun to knit. The main part consists of a fine-patterned openwork section surrounded by a narrow band of pattern separating it from a border pattern that is surrounded by a garter-stitch border. The bind-off for a lace edge that was picked up and knitted onto a center is worked with two strands held together. 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.

Haapsalu shawl or Haapsalu scarf is a knitted lace shawl that originated in the seaside resort town of HaapsaluEstonia during the early 19th century. She blogs mostly in Estonian but occasionally also in English. Get your issues on CD or download your collection today.

A triangular Haapsalu Scarf started from the lace edges of two sides. The women of Haapsalu knitted square scarves to keep warm in winter.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. In a group of knitters was employed by the craft cooperative UKU who started to make the scarves in a traditional way. 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. In the 19th century mud bath establishments brought wealthy Russians to this health resort and the women found that they had buyers for their handcraft.

A lace edge is knitted separately and sewn to the main part. It consists of three parts – a center section, a border and an edge, which is knit separately and sewn to the border. Today [ edit ] The Knitters Guild of Haapsalu has preserved the tradition of the knitted lace shawl.

Haapsalu shawl

You must be logged in to post a comment. And if you want more patterns then there are two beautiful books more: These shawls are so lovely, with such historical significance.

Baapsalu master artisans knit the shawls so fine that they can be pulled through a ladies’ wedding ring. Patterns with graphed symbols started to be used in s. In Interweave KnitsSpringNancy wrote a tutorial about how to design and knit a Haapsalu shawl. Those early visitors recognized the trademarks of an artisan and bought the shawls as souvenirs and gifts.

Your email address will not be published. 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 beyond Russia. The finished scarves are hand washed with mild soap in warm water. Retrieved from ” https: This is the only kind of Haapsalu scarf that haappsalu not have a sewn on edging.