Infant´s cardigan and bonnet by Hélène Magnússon
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Infant´s cardigan and bonnet

Worsted (9 wpi) ?
21 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
3.0 mm
one size (0-3 months)

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.

This set is inspired by old Icelandic shoe-inserts decorated with a Four-petal rose and two half roses in the tips of the insert. Motif is on front and back. The cardigan is wrapped and without wristlet cuffs, making it very practical for new-borns. It will “grow” with the baby up to 3 months (or more : it´s Icelandic size !)

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