Memory of notre dame
The fire of the Notre-Dame de Paris on April 15, 2019 inspired me to create a knitting pattern with the motif of the southern rose of this cathedral. I had the „historical“ good fortune of being able to visit and admire the Notre Dame before its fire. The south window rosette was created around 1260 and symbolizes the creative order of the cosmos embodied in numbers.
„Memory of Notre Dame“ is a single motif measuring 141 stitches x 141 rows including a border of 6 stitches and 6 rows each.
It can be used individually or in combination for afghans, shawls, blankets, pillowcases, bags and more.
I chose a contrasting color combination with a subtle gradient to clearly show the motif. It is an example and would like to inspire your own creativity.
Skill level: medium
Size with border: 46 cm x 46 cm
Yarn suggestion: for the background – 60 g Hansafarm Baby Alpaca Fingering (200 m/ 50 g), color: Natural – For the inner pattern – Alice Starmore Hebridean 2 Ply (85 m/ 25 g), colors: Golden Plover, Crotal, Tormentil & Red Deer, 25 g each
Needle size: 3 mm
Tension: 30 stitches x 30 rows = 10 cm x 10 cm
The digital pattern includes photos, a knitting technique tutorial, knitting instructions for a single motif and a clear chart.