Sunday, 25 July 2010

Iceland's longest scarf

There was an article in our newspaper about Fríða Gylfadóttir, an artist from Iceland, and her knitting project - a 17 kilometers long scarf! The scarf is going to reach from Siglufjörður to Ólafsfjörður, these towns will be connected by a long-awaited tunnel in autumn.

This seemed such a terrific idea, that I decided to make a small contribution, grabbed the needles right away and made a scarf piece like a lace stitch sampler. Unfortunately, the yarn ball allocated for this project was only enough for 160 cm, but I am going to send it to Iceland anyway.

Currently about 10 more kilometers need to be knit, so if you would like to help, the postal address can be found in Frida's blog. The scarf should be 20 cm wide to fit the project.

One of the sponsors of this project is Ístex yarn company, I already found their online shop and set my eyes on some beautiful Icelandic wool!

Update: the scarf was finished and the tunnel opened! Read the article in Iceland Review Online.


  1. What a wonderful contribution - it's VERY pretty your scarf! Hopefully the artist will find some sort of charity to donate the scarf(s) to when she's done using it herself :)

    Nice work!

  2. Thank you!
    I read from the blog that the scarf will be cut to pieces and sold and the revenue donated to charity.

  3. Thank you soooo very much for your wonderful scarf. It´s beautiful and will contribute greatly to the project.
    Best wishes from Siglufjörður

  4. Thanks for visiting my blog! I wish many more great scarf kilometers and hope the project will be a success!

  5. Am I missing it, or can I get the pattern for (your part of) the scarf?
    It is GORGEOUS.

    1. Thank you! There is no pattern for the scarf, it's just like a sampler and easily done by picking your favourite stitches from a stitch library and working with each for a while.