Tuesday, March 16, 2010


My affection for the Danish Tie Shawl is still alive and kicking.

The museum shop in The Old Town, Århus, sells a little pamphlet from 1985, with some patterns from their historic knitting collection.

Included, is a pattern called " Livsjal". Well, it is not a pattern, really, but notes, which explain how the shawl was done. I guess the working woman wore this in the 1860-ies.
The description says that it was done in black wool with color stripes in four different greens. Around the whole shawl is worked a crochet twisted edge. I have not seen the
original shawl and I don´t know if my "Livsjal" is far off. But I am not tired of constructing these shawls. They seem simple, but there are so many clever details.


  1. Mette, you've done it again! I too must share your fondness for these shawls as you've inspired me to want to work another one. The shawl looks wonderful :^)

  2. The shawl is lovely and simple. I like the crochet twisted edge, something I've never done. I don't know where I wandered here from, but I like your blog!

  3. Thank you, Allison, I am looking forward to seeing your shawl.

  4. Thank you, Mary Lou. The crochet edge is rather sophisticated to work. I used a special crochet needle and rotated it to make it twist.


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