Child's Blanket by Hélène Magnússon

Child's Blanket

by Hélène Magnússon
August 2008
Sport (12 wpi) ?
23 stitches and 52 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
3.0 mm
2460 - 2934 yards (2249 - 2683 m)
31" x 41"
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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 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 traditional 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.

Size: 31” x 41”
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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.