FO :: Haapsalu Lace Shawl – Hearts in Estonia ::

Plum tree in bloom

Plum tree in bloom

Spring has really arrived in our neck in the woods and I am mighty glad for it. It’s so lovely to see all those trees in full bloom and the hyacinths, tulips, daffodils and not to forget those pesky dandelions, which are a pain in the neck. Our little vegetable patch seems to do nicely, too. The salad peeks out and we’ll hopefully complain about way too many radishes some time in near future.

Besides spring feeling there is still lots of knitting going on in the house of Sooza. The latest finished shawl I’m mightily proud of. I took the basic construction of Miralda’s Triangular Shawl and added in different patterns. The pretty hearts edging is from Nancy Bush’s Greta Garbo Shawl which is pictured on page 2 of my copy of „Knitted Lace of Estonia“. Unfortunately the shawl pattern isn’t included in the book due to space restrictions or something. So I took the photograph and charted the edging by examining it closely. Initially I wanted to fill the inner part of the shawl with the star pattern only. But somehow the Greta Garbo pattern stitch wouldn’t leave me alone. So I gave in and took the basic Greta Garbo pattern stitch from Bush’s book and incorporated it in the shawl.

Hearts in Estonia Shawl

Hearts in Estonia Shawl

Knitting this shawl has been tremendous fun and a great knitting adventure. Should I ever find the time I actually plan on publishing this pattern. There’s been lots of requests on Ravelry. If it just wouldn’t be quite as time consuming to make the charts, check the numbers, write some halfway readable instructions and put it all into a nice layout.

Hearts border

Hearts border

This has been the second time I’ve worked with this particular yarn and I absolutely love it. It’s so different from the over-processed stuff that you can buy in your run of the mill local yarn shop. It has body and loft and blocks so nicely. And the best thing is, the un-dyed heather grey is much, much softer then the dyed yarn I’ve used for Miralda. Both shawls used only one skein of this light fingering weight yarn. IMO, this is the most fun you can’t get out of a measely EUR 6.95.

Heart-shaped nupps.

Heart-shaped nupps.

Details
Yarn: 1 skein of Filcolana New Zealand Lammeuld, 600 m/100 g, light grey heather
Needles: 4mm
Size: 170 cm wide, 70 cm deep
Pattern: Inspired by Nancy Bush’s Greta Garbo Shawl. Construction similar to Miralda’s Triangular Shawl. Star pattern for shawl body from Laminaria shawl.

More details on the Ravelry project page.

 

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