Sneak peak at the Haruni Shawl

Blocking Haruni

I had exactly 3g of yarn left and 18 beads when all was said and done, so yay for the scale and spreadsheet method—I was able to use up as much of the yarn as I possibly could.

It uses a crochet bind off that I hadn’t used before. Can I tell you how glad I am that I spent some time this winter learning how to crochet?! So much easier to wrap the yarn the proper way than the way I was doing it before. Pinning out all those tiny loops was slow going, but the end result was worth it. The finished shawl is gorgeous. It’s probably the most beautiful thing I’ve ever made.

Haruni up close

Haruni, up close and personal

It’s also almost impossible to photograph properly. The color is mostly a dark blue, but it’s not even close to solid, with varying shades of blue, gray, green, purple… The beads I used range in color from blue, green, purple, gold to black pearl gray. They pull out the colors in the yarn exactly as I hoped they would.

I got loads of compliments on it at the HYP. Many people were familiar with Sundara’s yarn, and apparently this colorway was in very high demand. (And everyone agreed that it was hard to photograph. Several people tried, and the results were about the same as what I’ve gotten. Here’s hoping a sunny day will help!) I lost count of the number of times people asked what the pattern was.

So I would definitely count this project as a success!


About Laura

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Posted on March 29, 2012, in events, knitting, projects and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. OMG! It’s incredible!! I bow in awe of your knitting mastery!! (You really need to get your master knitting certification. I think you could do it in your sleep.) 🙂

  2. 🙂 You’re always good for my ego, Carla!! The master knitter program is interesting, but from what I’ve heard, it’s also pretty intense. I’ll put it on the “one day” list!

  3. The Modern Home Economist

    I must say the minute I say the picture my eyebrows went up and my jaw dropped just a little. Wow. It is stunning. So intricate, so much work, so pretty and made just beatifully… I love it and what an achievement.

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