Today was a very fun day. I handed my camera to my husband and asked him to take pictures of me. I got several new scarves and shawls that needed documenting and we did get pictures of all of them but I’ll only show you the one today – the bridal wrap with flower field pattern. To see the other shawls and scarves you need to either have some patience or look through old posts (I will put some new pictures up to the appropriate posts).
But let me introduce the flower field bridal wrap. I wrote about knitting it in spring (and showed you a sneak peek) while explaining that I’m knitting it with light blue yarn because my favorite flowers are blue – cornflower and anemone hepatica. The scarf is the biggest thing I have knitted so far and also the most traditional as these kind of big scarves are the ones that the women in Haapsalu started knitting in the second quarter of the 19th century.
The final measurements are about 130×130 cm (51×51 inches)
Here you can see nicely what the traditional parts of a Haapsalu scarf are. The body in the center is surrounded by a wide border that is separated from both the body and the lace edge by narrow garter stitch borders
This is the flower field pattern in the center. It is from the book “The Haapsalu Scarf” by Aime edasi and Siiri Reimann.
Here you can see the border pattern also from the book “The Haapsalu Scarf” and the lace edge that I modified myself to match the other patterns.
When looked at a right angle the nupps (bobbles) really stand out.
And also a “beauty” picture:
And the shawl ready for traveling to its bride. If you want one similar to this one contact me or stop by my store.