Caroline Steinford

for KnitDesign by Caroline   2016

111c Perpetual Gliss (in crochet)

Glissando {glis'sando, plural: glissandi, abbreviated gliss}: A musical term referring to either a continuous sliding one pitch to another (a “true” glissando), or an incidental scale played while moving from one melodic note to another. Italian, from French glissant, present participle of glisser, ‘to slip, slide.’

It’s the sound many people think of when they think of a harp. “Perpetual Gliss” is a small soft-sculpture crocheted harp that can be used to decorate any area. Due to the fragile nature of an open harp frame, it’s more appropriate as a decoration than as a toy. Make it for yourself or for your favorite musician. Note: Does not actually play music.

Skills: Crochet; seaming.

Notions: Stuffing; thin, flexible plastic or plastic canvas: 1 sheet; plastic drinking straws (1 for small, 4 for medium, 8 for large); nylon thread or fishing line; yarn needle for weaving in ends; removable marker.

Notes: Gauge is not critical. For different size harps, use any yarn and appropriate hook.

Pattern Detail

  • all pieces are charted
  • no schematics
  • sewing required
  • all season
  • 6" - 9" - 13" / 15 - 23 - 33 cm
  • digital PDF has 4 pages (letter size)
  • intermediate
  • experienced
    • 4 x 4 in
    • 5.0 mm
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    • 14.0 over pattern
    • 4 x 4 in
    • 3.75 mm
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    • 20.0 over pattern
    • 4 x 4 in
    • 2.25 mm
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    • 28.0 over pattern
Click below for more images and yarn requirements
Pf1-3flat Pf2-3portrait Lg-purple Med-cream Sm-blue-openbook Pf-patt-pg1

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