This is a pattern that I have wanted to draw for a long time. It reminds me winter in the Norwegian woods, with the silhouette of the snow covered mountains, and the stars above the frozen pine trees The pattern features the smallest octagonal selbu star as the main design element.
In the middle ages, when electricity was still unknown, the stars were loved as symbols of life and energy.
Stars were often knitted into pillows and nightgowns, as protecting symbols against the darkness of the night and the unknown.
For the same reason, stars were also knitted into clothing used in wintertime - as winter was considered the night of the year.
I have designed 4 variations of the theme, in black, grey and white. The PDF includes all 4 versions, in full detailed graphic diagrams.
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