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 traditionnal rose-pattern insert knitting in Iceland. Inserts or rose-pattern inserts are knitted insoles that were worn in soft shoes made of fishskin 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 traditionnal methods used in making them (Icelandic intarsia, i.e. intarsia knitting with garter stitch).
Pattern is in Icelandic, English, Russian (soon) and French.
The blanket is inspired by old Icelandic shoe-inserts. There are 16 different patterns (eight-petal roses such as wind roses, step roses, maces) all taken from inserts belonging to Museums here and there in Iceland.
NB : There is a matching Baby set (14 Infant´s set) and a matching man´s sweater (10 Checkered man´s sweater).
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A sampler of Icelandic rose patterns in garter stitch, crocheted together into a small blanket. Pictured on pages 72-73.
Finished Size 27” x 39” / 68.5 x 99 cm
- five balls white
- one ball each of 17 other colors
Charts are provided for the intarsia rose patterns.