Långhus Blanket by Janelle Martin

Långhus Blanket

February 2016
DK (11 wpi) ?
23.25 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in over Chart B, blocked
US 8 - 5.0 mm
1200 - 5573 yards (1097 - 5096 m)
Lap/Crib Blanket (Medium Throw, Large Throw) [Shawl]
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About this Design: The Långhus Blanket is knit using Bare Naked Wools ‘Stone Soup DK’. This rustic yarn provides wonderful stitch definition without a lot of weight.

The main body of this blanket was inspired by the peat bricks used to construct the recreated longhouse at L’Anse aux Meadows in Newfoundland, Canada and the border was inspired by the woodwork over the doorway. Långhus is a type of Viking longhouse.

Pattern is 12 pages.

Skills Required:

  • Working cables
  • Working with charts
  • Lace
  • Increasing and decreasing
  • Blocking

Finished Size (stretched & blocked):
Lap/Crib Blanket (Medium Throw, Large Throw) Stole – 30 (46.5, 53.75) 21”/76.2 (118.11, 136.53) 53.34 cm wide by 37 (61.25, 75) 73.75”/93.98 (155.58, 190.5) 187.33 cm long

Other Tools:

  • Cable Needle
  • Stitch markers - 13 (18, 21) 10
  • Glow line tape (to mark current row on charts/instructions).
  • Waste yarn or stitch holders
  • Fine cotton thread in contrasting colour for life-lines
  • Tapestry needle for grafting and weaving in ends
  • Blocking wires and Tpins

Skill Level: Intermediate

Yarn: 1,200 (3,079, 4,358) 1,674 yards/1,097 (2,815, 3,985) 1,531 meters of tweedy DK weight wool blend yarn that knits up to 4.5-5.5 sts/inch.

Shown In:
Bare Naked Wools ‘Stone Soup DK’, (300 yards/274 meters; 80% wool blend, 15% alpaca, 5% combination of tencel, bamboo and silk; 4.06 oz/115 grams per skein). 4 skeins in River Rock. Size Lap/Crib Blanket.

About the Collection:
During the summer of 2014, I traveled to Newfoundland, to the arctic coastal tundra region where the Vikings had the first European settlement in North America. Such gorgeous landscape! It’s inspired a collection focused around the landscape of this area of Newfoundland and its geological cousins in Iceland and coastal Ireland. I’ve been lucky enough to visit all three places over the past 10 years. I find the remote and stark landscapes inspiring – nature has such beautiful lines and movement.

During my visit to Newfoundland’s Great Northern Penninsula (the location of the first Viking settlement in North America) inspiration struck quite quickly and before the week was out, I had the core ideas for the Northern Landscapes collection. This accessory collection of 30-40 pieces focuses on shawls/stoles, scarves, hats, and cowls. I knew right away that the beautiful, natural colours and textures of Bare Naked Wools paired perfectly with this landscape. The collection also features indie dyers, focusing on colours drawn from the three landscapes.

The collection will be released in three parts and will be available as ebooks or individual patterns. Part one was published in August 2015, part two was published over 2016/17 and part three will be released in 2019.