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 set is inspired by old Icelandic shoe-inserts decorated with roses. Roses just blossomed here and there on the cardigan and cap. The set is very comfortable and adapted to babies that don´t seat yet but are very active. Trousers are very high, keeping the stomach warm. Cardigan has no buttons making it very practical. The bonnet protect the ears and can be attached under the chin.
NB : There is a matching blanket (15 Child´s blanket) and a matching dad´s sweater (10 Checkered man´s sweater).
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