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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There are three ways a triangular scarf can be knitted. A lace edge is knitted separately and sewn to the main part. There is much more to these shawls than meets the eye.

Those early visitors recognized the trademarks of an artisan and bought the shawls as souvenirs and gifts. 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. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published.

And if you want more patterns then there are two beautiful books more: This is the only kind of Haaosalu scarf that does not have a sewn on edging. The finished scarves are hand washed with mild soap in warm water. 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.

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 haapsal and clear instructions on how to knit them.


The lace edging will be attached to this frame. Some sources say that triangular scarves were made in Haapsalu in the sxarf 19th century, other sources say that the birth of triangular scarves is uaapsalu the s.

Description [ edit ] A traditional Haapsalu shawl is a rectangle measuring x to x cm square. Everything is very open with a clear explanation of the challenges.

To cast on even bigger needles are used. History Haapsaluthe home of Haapsalu scarf, is a small town in north-western Estonia that is known scarff its curative mud and elegant lace scarves and shawls.

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. Currently you have JavaScript disabled.

Knitting a Haapsalu Shawl

First, and oldest is to start from the lace edging of the upper edge and decrease on both sides. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. It consists of three parts – a ahapsalu section, a border and an edge, which is knit separately and sewn to the border.

The Knitters Guild of Haapsalu has preserved the tradition of the knitted lace shawl. In time scarves evolved from simple patterns and few colours black, natural white, gray to the delicate lacy scarves that many noble ladies desired.

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In a group of knitters was employed by the craft cooperative UKU who started to make the scarves in a traditional way. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The women of Haapsalu knitted square scarves to keep warm in winter.


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. This clothing -related article is a stub. Later the Haapsalu shawl became known in Germany and Scandinavia and were sometimes displayed at exhibitions. 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 is worked with the yarn double.

This page was last edited on 9 Septemberat If you have any tips for us, leave a comment and share them! Typically 7 stitches are used with fine- to medium-weight yarns, 5 stitches for thicker yarns, and 9 stitches for the finest yarns. 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.

Clothing stubs Estonia stubs Estonian culture Shawls and wraps Haapsalu. A traditional Haapsalu shawl is a rectangle measuring x to x cm square. The patterns were originally passed around on long and narrow knitted samples. The bind-off for a lace edge that was picked up and knitted onto a center is worked with two strands held together. Get your issues on CD or download your collection today. Also you can order good yarn for lace knitting from her!

The scarf is knitted with short wood needles or circular bamboo needles. A triangular Haapsalu Scarf started from the lace edges of two sides.