Kullaketrajad by Meeli Vent


April 2017
Lace ?
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
US 2 - 2.75 mm
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
US 9 - 5.5 mm
1312 - 1640 yards (1200 - 1500 m)
One size (large)
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This pattern is available for €5.30.

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“Once upon a time there lived in the deep forest a lame old woman with her three beautiful daughters. The daughters bloomed like pretty flowers around the withered stem of the old woman, especially the youngest one. The old woman was sharp with her daughters, forcing them to work from morn til night. They had to sit behind their spinning-wheels turning golden flax into thread.” So begins the story of the Goldspinners from book of F.R.Kreautzwald “Old Estonian Fairy Tales”.

Kullaketrajad - in English they are the Goldspinners.

This gentle airy triangular Estonian lace shawl is started with knitted cast on from bottom of the shawl and knitted up with decreasing stitches by sides and center.
This shawl includes 2067 nupps!

Pale gray shawl measurements are 230 x 99 cm; knitted by main needles 3 mm. Nupps are created from 9 strands of yarn.

Any cobweb or lace yarn is good for this shawl. But know that heavier yarn (100 g=1200 m, or 100 g=1000 m) needs larger needles, more yarn and the shawl’s measurement may increase as well.

Sharp pointed 60 cm circular needles 2,5 mm (US 1½) - 3 mm (US 2½). Choose the needle size which is the best on your personal knitting tension for lace.
60 cm circular needles 4,5-5,5 mm (US 7-9) for cast on.
1 DPN needle for 3-needles-bind-off.
Removable stitch marker for middle st.

In this pattern gauge isn’t so important, but you could swatch the edge lace pattern repeat to make sure the lace will not be too loose.

In this pattern there are used (and described) some decreases with nupps, so this pattern will suit for lace knitter who has some experience of Estonian lace knitting.

This pattern is charted (10 charts) and also charts are written out (9 pages). All stitches and symbols are explained in the pattern.

If you’ll have questions or you’ll find mistake, please let me know.

This pattern is digital and it is non-refundable. Please take some time before shopping.