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.