Haapsalu Happy!

Here are a few quick and not great photos of my Haapsalu Spring Stole in-progress.  The edge border is complete as is the little bit of faggoting with beads.  I’ve begun the center trellis panel which has thirty-six rows in each repeat and have nearly finished the first repeat so you can kind of see what it is going to look like.

The charts are all from the Haapsalu Sall book that I bought last year.  It’s such a gorgeous book that it could be considered a coffee table book!  Haapsalu is the name of an Estonian town, and for those of you who may be a bit rusty on your geography – Estonia borders the Baltic Sea in Northern Europe along with Lithuania and Latvia.  There is an incredible wealth of knitting history in those little countries.  The Haapsalu Sall book that I own is written in Estonian, but has an extra legend in English.  The authors have since released an English translation of the book – equally wonderful I’m told.  

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The yarn?  Lost City Knits, North Pasture Alpaca  in colorway Saffron Threads.  Needle size is US3.

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