Jelling Rune Stones

Jelling Rune Stones is the third pattern in a set of three shawls released as part of  the World Heritage KAL (L’Anse Aux Meadows, Tanumshede, Jelling Rune Stones). Jelling is located in Denmark, and is famous for its rune stones, grave mounds and for being the place in which Denmark became a Christian country.  The larger rune stone was erected by King Harald in memory of his father, celebrating his conquest of Denmark and Norway, and his conversion of the Danes to Christianity.
This scarf contains the first few words of the inscription in Younger Futhark Runes. The complete (translated) inscription reads “King Haraldr ordered this monument made in memory of Gormr, his father, and in memory of Thyrve, his mother; that Haraldr who won for himself all of Denmark and Norway and made the Danes Christian”
The shawl is knit lengthwise. The pattern is charted, and there is lace patterning on every other row.

Finished measurements: 23 cm x 172 cm (9″” x 68″)

Yarn: 425 yds/100 g of Satin Turtle Toes from Turtlepurl (50% tencel/50% merino) in Starlight or similar colour

Needles: 4.5 mm needles, and 5.0 mm needles

The pattern is available in downloadable .pdf format

One Response to Jelling Rune Stones

  1. […] This next scarf is something more within my skill set.  It is the first few words of the Jelling Runestone.  It’s done in the Younger Futhark Runes.  I’m not thrilled with the color.  But I suppose they were going for something that looked like stone.  It’s a lovely little conversation starter though: […]