A presentation of new Haapsalu shawl book, “Triangular Knitted Shawls by Siiri Reimann”, was held in Haapsalu Lace Center over the weekend. Unfortunately we weren’t able to participate this time, but fellow knitted brought us a book on the same day and we had a nice opportunity to be one of the firsts to get it.

The history of Haapsalu lace spans more than two centuries. Over the course of time, many women who have lived in Haapsalu, have loved to produce different crafts, and have been infatuated with lace knitting.

The author of this new book is  Siiri Reimann, a prolific knitter and teacher. “Triangular Shawls by Siiri Reimann” is a collection of 21 stunning triangular shawls along with instructions and patterns. We love that shawl charts are printed on separate pattern sheets, where the chart is clearly visible and easy to follow.

All of the shawls are knitted seamlessly from the bottom up, which eliminates the need to sew the lace edging.  Stitch patterns for the main body of the shawl are included in the book. These can be used both for Haapsalu lace shawls and for other items.

What we especially love about new Haapsalu shawl themed books published by Saara kirjastus, is the fact that all the books are visually very beautiful with easy to follow instructions, clear charts and nice photographs. Siiri’s shawl designs are photographed as reproductions of early 20th century photographs.

The book is written in two languages – Estonian and English – which makes it easy to understand for foreign knitters. We suggest to get a copy as soon as possible, because previously published Haapsalu shawl books are mostly sold out and it might be hard to get a copy, if you miss it now. You can easily order it from Saara online store, or contact us and we’d be happy to arrange  you a copy.

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