knit/lab/harry clarke

On a visit to a local bead store I was reminded of the stained glass of Irish artist Harry Clarke.

The sample was knit on 4mm/US6 needles with 3 balls of Ístex Loðband Einband Icelandic laceweight yarn, col 0845 light blue, approximately 730yds/665m.

Finished dimensions after blocking: 22.5in/57cm x 56in/142cm. Weight: 352g/12.5oz.

The chart is compact and is in black and white.

The placement of the beads is indicated, but the arrangement of colors is not specified.


Approximately 250g of size 6/0 Japanese glass beads were used:

90 grams of clear crystal beads placed along the edges and waving lines of double decreases;

and the following quantities of transparent colored beads arranged randomly in blocks of 12 with a contrasting color in the center:

40g blue

30g turquoise

20g metallic blue/purple/dark green mix

10g green

10g lime green

10g gold

20g red

20g amethyst pink

(10g is approximately three quarters of an ounce).


The beads were added with a 1mm crochet hook.

Some are slightly irregular, so it’s good to have a smaller hook on hand just in case.




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