Meaning ‘to glitter’ or ‘shine’ in Icelandic, Glitra lives up to its name with sparkling seed beads and the radiant glow of silk.
Shibui Knits ‘Silk Cloud’ and ‘Cima’ are combined to form a textural mix akin to the atmospheric Icelandic landscape. Taking further inspiration from the mountainous peaks, a geometric short-row stitch pattern is knit on each tip of the rectangular scarf.
The remaining length is worked in a knit and purl stripe formation, causing the fabric to undulate like crisp waves. The scarf is worked from each end in two pieces and joined at the center using the Kitchener stitch.
One size - Length: 75" (190.5cm), Width: 10.25" (26cm)
27 sts & 34 rows = 4”/10cm in Short Row Triangle Stitch after blocking.
28 sts & 39 rows = 4”/10cm in Striped Wave Stitch after blocking.
Always use a needle size that achieves the correct gauge.
Tools & Materials:
Size US 4 (3.5mm) needle for working flat: straight or circular as you prefer.
Beads - size 11/0 seed beads. 288 beads each in Color 1, 2, 3 & 4.
(1,152 beads total).
Sewing needle and thread. Needle needs to be fine enough to pass easily through size 11/0 seed beads.
Spare US 4 needle for grafting.
Scarf is worked flat in two pieces, from each end to the center.
Hold two strands of Silk Cloud together throughout.
Pieces are joined using the Kitchener stitch.
Beads are added through the Slip Stitch method. There are 48 beads added per slip stitch bead row. The last beads threaded will be the first to appear on the fabric.
PDF pattern download. Written instructions.
Pattern has been tech edited.