Moss Field Throw by Hélène Magnússon

Moss Field Throw

February 2024
yarn held together
+ Cobweb
= Worsted (9 wpi) ?
15 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch using 1 strand of Love Story and 1 strand of Plotulopi held together
US 11 - 8.0 mm
One Size
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A unique throw inspired by Iceland’s mossy lava fields.

Throw is knit in 3 strips. The background of changing stripes is composed of one strand each of Plotulopi and Love Story held together, and a single strand of Plotulopi is picked up and dropped as needed to work the simple charted motifs.

Seams are joined with mattress stitch.

Corrections to the pattern:

Page 45 Color and Motif Tables:

Note: read the tables from top to bottom.
Square 1 is actually Square 4, Witches ring motif knit in CC (D)
Square 2 is actually Square 5, Circle motif knit with CC (C)
Square 3 is actually Square 6, Circle motif knit with CC (E)

Page 46 Tables

Square 4 is actually Square 1 (Starting Square, bottom right) Circle motif knit in CC (E)
Square 5 is actually Square 2, Witches ring knit in CC (D)
Square 6 is actually Square 3, Circle Motif knit in CC (C)

Page 47 Tables
Squares 7, 8, and 9 are correct.

Knitted Measurements

Approx. 60” (152.5 cm) square


Plotulopi by Istex 100g plates, each approx 328 yds (300m), 100% wool:

3 plates each #1423 Clover Green (A), and #9102 Grey (B)

1 plate each #0001 White (C), #0059 Black (D), and #0484 Forest Green (E)

Love Story Einband by Hélène Magnússon 25 g skeins, each approx 246 yds (225m), 100% Icelandic lambswool:

2 skeins each Moss Green (F), Anis Green (G), Sulfur Yellow (H), Basalt Grey (I)

1 skein each Natural White (J) and Raven Black (K)

Size US 11 (7mm) circular needle, 32” (80cm) long or longer, or size needed to achieve gauge


15 sts and 30 rows (15 garter ridges) = 4” (10cm) in garter stitch using one strand each of Plotulopi and Love Story held together, blocked.

Exact gauge is not critical, but if your gauge is larger than specified, you may need more yarn to finish the throw.