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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This Estonia -related article is a stub. Nupps are made up of 5, 7, or 9 stitches. I love these bits of historical knitting lore, and I find haapslau many of them in the Beyond the Basics feature in Interweave Knits.

There are three ways a triangular scarf can be knitted. Triangular scarves Some sources say that triangular scarves were made in Haapsalu in the late 19th century, other hxapsalu say that the birth of triangular scarves is in the s. Cancel Reply Post Comment. 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.

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

This is the only kind of Haapsalu scarf that does not have a sewn on edging. Everything is very open with a clear explanation of the challenges.

History [ edit ] Russian aristocrats, including the Romanov family, frequented Haapsalu to bathe in the healing mud salts. Retrieved from ” https: Either way, great site and I look forward to seeing it expand over time.

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Knitting a Haapsalu Shawl

In Interweave Knits haapsalh, SpringNancy wrote a tutorial about how to design and knit a Haapsalu shawl. She has knitted a lot of Haapsalu shawls and scarves and several wedding dresses. The shawls are knit from fine lamb’s wool yarn using 3 or 4 knitting needles. 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.

Examples of this art can be seen by virtual tour of the Haapsalu Shawl Museum. Get your issues on CD or download your collection today.

Currently you have JavaScript disabled. The ethereal quality is so feminine, and there’s a connection to the past, both in the knitting and the wearing. Cut the working yarn and pull up the last loop to secure the end of the bound-off stitches.

Haapsalu is a town in Estonia with a rich knitting tradition. You must be logged in to post a comment. And if you want more patterns then there are two beautiful books more: By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Those early visitors recognized the trademarks of an artisan and bought the shawls as souvenirs and gifts. Next Article Purposefully Dropping Stitches: Your email address will not be published. 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.

Typically 7 stitches are used with hqapsalu to medium-weight yarns, 5 stitches for thicker yarns, and 9 stitches for the finest yarns. Also you can order good yarn for lace knitting from her!


Russian aristocrats, including the Romanov family, frequented Haapsalu to bathe in the healing mud salts. Today [ edit ] The Knitters Guild of Haapsalu has preserved the tradition of the knitted lace shawl. Nancy has so many beautiful patterns in her book Knitted Lace of Estonia. The lace edging will be attached to this frame.

Third way and the newest way a triangular scarf can be knitted is to start from the lace scaarf of two sides and decreasing stitches from both sides and the middle. It is the small details that make them so interesting and fun to knit. The master artisans knit the shawls so fine that they can be pulled through a ladies’ wedding ring. In order to post comments, please make sure JavaScript and Cookies are enabled, and reload the page.

This clothing -related article is a stub. In time haapsalj evolved from simple patterns and few colours black, natural white, gray to the delicate lacy scarves that many noble ladies desired. Cheaper than Therapy Read 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.

Those same spas are in operation today. To cast on even bigger needles are used. Designer Nancy Bush is synonymous with knitting lace shawls, especially Estonian shawls.