A Second Eight Petal Rose Sweater by Hélène Magnússon

A Second Eight Petal Rose Sweater

Lace ?
19 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in Icelandic intarsia (intarsia knitting in garter stitch)
US 7 - 4.5 mm
small, medium and large
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Errata available: tricoteuse-islande.fr

Errata for the book only.

The sweater is inspired by old Icelandic shoe-inserts decorated with an Eight-petal rose. It is same motif than pattern 5 Eight-petal rose sweater, but there the motif is repeated several times making a continuous pattern. It is rather short with an oversized collar but can also be worn upside down. Possibly the most difficult project from the book…

Pattern is from the book Icelandic knitting using rose-pattern. The book preserves old Icelandic knitting tradition that had almost been lost. First half is a study of traditional rose pattern insert knitting in Iceland. Inserts or rose pattern inserts are knitted insoles that were worn in soft shoes made of fish skin or sheepskin. Second half are contemporary designs all based of old shoe-inserts. The author has tried to remain true to the original color schemes of the inserts she chose, and the traditional methods used in making them (Icelandic intarsia, i.e. intarsia knitting with garter stitch).

Book is in Icelandic, English and French.

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