|The town gossips are silently judging you.|
Martine and Filippa, the Sisters
The town beauties, the minister's daughters Martine (Birgitte Federspiel/Vibeke Hastrup) and Filippa (Bodil Kjer/Hanne Stensgaard), have pretty smiles and pretty knits.
|image via IMDB.com|
- Martine's fuzzy garter stitch
- Filippa's fringed macrame (AKA Filippa's Favorite)
- Martine's brown diamond
- Filippa's black mesh
- Martine's lavender eyelet
- Filippa's cream gull pattern
Kinda Remindy:free! Ridged Triangular Shawl [Rav link] by Leslie Weber
free! textured shawl recipe [Rav link] by orlane
free! sagittaria [Rav link] by Leslie Gonzalez
free! Simply Hilary [Rav link] by Tracey Withanee
Winged Shawl [Rav link] by Sarah Fama; $5.50 USD
Marilla's Very Practical Shawl [Rav link] by Rachel Henry; $1.99 USD
Danish Tie Shawl
This movie introduced me to the Danish tie shawl AKA the most practical shawl construction I've ever seen.
Designer Mette Rørbech painstakingly recreated a kællingesjal (I'm going to guess from the context that it means "tie shawl" -- do NOT plug it into Google Translate!) dating from 1897, which totally works for us because that's when the movie is set. The original is in the Vendsyssel Museum and this pattern is a free Rav download in both English and Danish!
Kay Meadors's free Kay's Tess D’Urbervilles Shawl [Rav link] looks almost exactly like the ones in "Babette's Feast" -- which makes sense, since the pattern is based off a mini-series set during the same time period. Kay calls this shawl style a sontag: new vocab alert!
Other tie shawl patterns from teh intarwebs:
free! Dane Shawl [Rav link] by Jane Tanner
free! Ozark Handspun Danish Shawl [Rav link] by Pat Hebert
Traditional Danish Tie Shawl STR11 [Rav link] by Dorothea Fischer;
also in Danish! German! Dutch! €8.75 EUR
KOFing (Knitting on Film)
|Hi, Babette! You don't wear shawls because you're French!|
|and there's opera, too! This movie has everythang.|
Women Wear Knits
|Yeah, this is crocheted. I'm dealing with it and you should, too.|
Men Wear Knits
The Film's First Knit:
And there are these guys, too.