Thursday, February 2, 2012

The Haapsalu Scarf

Kind friend and lacemaker Barbara, alerted me to some new lace books and among them was "The Haapsalu Scarf".

Be still my heart!

In the Estonian knitting tradition, rectangles are shawls and square or half-square triangles are scarves.

What the new book has that the first did not, is specific numbers for finished designs, saving you some calculations, and it repeats no patterns from the first book.

To get an idea and see some large, lovely photos from inside, check out this blog post.

It is $75. $75! Barbara's alert came the very day that I had been browsing through my knitting book library and realizing that I was quite blessed with pattern books and really need not buy any more. What timing!

In most cases, Haapsalu shawls and scarves are knitted of white yarn. If you are craving color and pattern, and not lace, then you might like to see some of the images from another fabulous new book of Estonian knitting, "Designs and Patterns from Muhu Island". Wow! [PS: it's only $130] There is also a wonderful post in Kate Davies' blog and more glimpses inside.

1 comment:

minipurl said...

Wow. Just wow.
You need that book.