The Nordic star motif exists in many variations and dates back to the Renaissance. In Norway we call it the Selbu Rose, and it has become a classic. Maybe you want to start a new trend, or perhaps you only want to feel unique? Below you will find a knitting pattern with two charts for this beautiful scarf.
Learn more about the Selbu Rose here.
Materials on photo: Peruvian Highland from Filcolana, 100 % wool, color #270 blue and #101 white
Size: Approx. 25 x 180 cm / 9.8 inch x 5.9 feet without fringes
Yarn Consumption: 7 skeins main color, 2 skeins second color
Needles: Circular needle size 5.5 mm / US 9, 40 cm / 15.7 inch.
Gauge: About 16 sts and 21 rows = 10 x 10 cm / 3.9 inch.
Cast on using color of choice 80 stitches using long tail method.
Knit in the round 1 row.
Knit chart A.
Continue with chart B.
Continue knitting the last 8 rows of the “lice” pattern until it measures approximately 5 feet 2 inches.
Knit chart B in reverse order,from top of chart to bottom.
Knit chart A in reverse order,from top of chart to bottom.
Bind off. Sew sides together.
Cut fringe lengths to desired length. Using 2 cut lengths together pull through using slipknot method.
Wash gently,rinse,roll in a towel and lay flat to dry. Or press gently.
Translation: Gjenta = repeat, “r med hvitt” = St st with white, “r med blått” = St st with blue
Editor’s note: This is ThorNews’ first knitting pattern. If you decide to knit this beautiful scarf – we would be more than happy if you would let us know!
Special thanks to Lisa-Marie Haugmoen for helping with the translation!
Design by: Rachel Søgaard
Photos: Alt om Håndarbeide magazine #11 / 2013
Text by: Anette Broteng Christiansen, ThorNews
Hi there, was just passing by as I was looking for ideas for patterns for a scarf. I really love this pattern and think I will be knitting it maybe with slight changes but I’ll see when I finally begin(hopefully will have some free time to begin within a month or so)
Really loved your site as it talks about culture and other crafts I saw here are very inspiring!
Thanks you for this great blog!
I saw this pattern and fell in love with it. It has challenged me to knit from a chart, something I did many years ago. It’s been a while. I am looking forward to this challenge!
Cindy does wonderful work…i will be making thor sweater pattern after holidays!!