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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Haapsalu Shawl Treasure of Estonia

In a group of knitters was employed by the craft cooperative UKU who haapwalu 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.

Get your issues on CD or download your collection today. To cast on even bigger needles are used. Two techniques that Nancy uses when knitting her shawls are knitting nupps—the bobble-like bits that add hapsalu much texture to Estonian shawl patterns—and a stretchy bind off that’s traditional in Haapsalu shawls.

An older variation is to make the increases on the wrong side of the haapsaou and knit them together through the back loop on the right side. The scarf is a square with the length of approximately cm in. There are three ways a triangular scarf can be knitted.

Next Article Purposefully Dropping Stitches: If you have any tips for us, leave a comment and share them! On the next row, purl the cluster of nupp stitches together this is why it’s important to work loosely baapsalu return to the original number of stitches Figure 3.


The regaining of independence in brought with itself many changes and UKU was closed. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it. 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. The bind-off for a lace edge that was picked up and knitted onto a center is worked with two strands held together.

She has knitted a lot of Haapsalu shawls and scarves and several wedding dresses. The Estonians use a “k2tog” bind-off for all their lace knitting.

Haapsalu shawl or Haapsalu scarf is a knitted lace shawl that originated in the seaside resort town of HaapsaluEstonia during the early 19th century. Those early visitors recognized the trademarks of an artisan and bought the shawls as souvenirs and gifts.

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There are some techniques that are helpful to know, as well. From there on knitters have designed and sold their own work. It consists of three parts – a center section, a border and an edge, which is knit separately and sewn to the border. The shawls are knit from fine lamb’s wool yarn using 3 or 4 knitting needles.

The second is to start from the point and increase on both sides. It was truly informative. Their works are available at the museum in Haapsalu, Estonia.

A traditional Haapsalu shawl is a rectangle measuring x to x cm square. First, and oldest is to start from the lace edging of the upper edge and decrease on both sides.

The scarf is knitted with short wood needles or circular bamboo needles. There are various ways to make a nupp, but I consistently use the following method. Click here for instructions on how to enable JavaScript in your browser. Triangular scarves Some sources say hawpsalu triangular scarves were made in Haapsalu in the late 19th century, other sources say that the birth of triangular scarves is in the s.


Haapsalu rätt. The Haapsalu Scarf

Your website is extremely helpful. Later haqpsalu Haapsalu shawl became known in Germany and Scandinavia and were sometimes displayed at exhibitions. Russian aristocrats, including the Romanov family, frequented Haapsalu to bathe in the healing mud salts.

The master artisans knit the shawls so fine that they can be pulled through a ladies’ haapsqlu ring. The patterns were originally passed around on long and narrow knitted samples. Do you love knitting lace shawls? 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. Your email address will not be published.

Haapsalu Shawl Treasure of Estonia

The lace edging will be attached to this frame. These shawls are so lovely, with such historical significance. Description [ edit ] A traditional Haapsalu shawl is a rectangle measuring x to x cm square.

Leave a Reply Cancel reply Scafr email address will not be published. A beautiful overview of the Haapsalu Shawl Day is in the tettidesign blog.

Today [ edit ] The Knitters Guild of Haapsalu has preserved the tradition of the knitted lace shawl.