There have always been people who write poetry for the drawer, for themselves only, yet it may happen that one day you meet someone who has been writing for the drawer … Haapsalu shawl patterns. Helga Rüütel, whose shawls have been created over many decades and are now being presented to you, is precisely this kind of person.
Helga has given a title to each of her designs and, with the accuracy of an accountant, she has charted all her patterns. Including her last designs, the number of patterns she has created is close to two hundred. This book gathers a choice of 75 Helga Rüütel’s shawls together with their stitch patterns.
The pattern book of this master knitter will serve as an addition to the book „Haapsalu Shawl“ (Reimann, Siiri and Edasi, Aime, Saara Publishing, Türi, Estonia, 2009), for this reason, this book does not include any detailed instructions for making a Haapsalu shawl.