Aime Shawl

Ever since Nancy Bush introduced me to Estonian lace patterns, I’ve been enamored with nupp (rhymes with soup) stitches that make low-relief bobbles. For this triangular shawl, I chose a traditional Estonian leaf pattern (from Haapsalu Rätt, which translates to “The Haapsalu Scarf” by Siiri Reimann and Aime Edasi) that features isolated nupps within medallion motifs. To make the nupps, 1 stitch is increased to 5 stitches on a right-side row, then the 5 stitches are purled together on the following wrong-side row. This shawl begins with a few stitches cast on at the neck and is shaped with increases along each edge and on each side of a center panel to form a rounded bottom edge. A few rows of garter stitch form a border, and stitches are picked up around the edges for the lace edging (the Modern 14-Round
Lace Edge from Knitted Lace of Estonia by Nancy Bush), which is worked in rounds.

Finished measurements
Approx 63” wide across top edge, 34” long at center,
after blocking.
Finch by Quince & Co.
(100% American wool; 221yd [202m]/50g)
• 5 skeins Frost 103