FO Friday: The Haruni Shawl

Haruni Shawl 


Haruni by Emily Ross


Sundara Sock Yarn in Lunar Landing (1 skein, 370 yards)


Signature Needle Arts circular needle, US size 7 (4.5mm)

Susan Bates Crochet Hook, US size 9 (1.25mm) for beads

Boye Crochet Hook, US D (3.25mm) for fringe

Other Materials:

Miyuki Japanese Seed Beads (6/0 round) in Heavy Metals Mix, 2-20g tubes


Lots. I knit the body plain (similar to the body of the Ishbel shawl). I used my yarn scale and Excel to calculate how many petals I could get out of the single skein of yarn I had. I added extra clusters of petals at either end to maximize my yarn use. (And I ended up with only 3g of yarn when all was said and done). I added beads along the stem and the edges of each petal, using the crochet hook method.

The crochet bind-off was new to me. A little slow to execute, but again, well worth the effort. It might have looked a little bit better with a slightly smaller hook. I’m very glad I learned how to crochet before I tackled this!

Time to complete:

Less than a year. 🙂 I cast on for this in May of 2011, right after MDSW. I finished the plain portion in a week or so, and then it sat through the summer and into the winter, while I bought beads and figured out what size to make. The dark yarn and the beads made this project slow going.

The verdict:

Love, love, love it! This may be the most beautiful thing I’ve ever made.


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Posted on April 6, 2012, in FO Friday, knitting, projects, techniques and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 7 Comments.

  1. OMG! Laura, what a beautiful thing! It is utterly inspiring. I am going to make it. I’ve been looking at FiliSilk (silk, merino blend). It’s not variegated, though, and I really like the effect of the subtle shadings in yours.

    • Thank you so much! I was worried about the variegation being too much, so I simplified the body of the shawl to try to balance the effect of the patterned, variegated, beaded border. It was a knitting experiment that worked out for once!

  2. The Modern Home Economist

    Wow. This looks so lovely. Intricate, delicate and pretty.

  3. Very gorgeous. XD
    I also want to make this pretty shawl, and was reading the pattern and all the information.
    I just don’t understand how, from 9 stitches in garter tab, we can have 13 stitches in row 1 of chart A.
    In my calculation, it’s just not right. I don’t see how I can repeat *yo, k1, yo* in row 1 of chart A.
    Well, I’m still a newbie afterall. I hope you can help me.
    Thank you very much.

  4. Hi. I asked you question previously. Just want to let you know, so that you won’t have to reply me later, that I have understood the pattern of Haruni. I, being newbie, completely forgot that I don’t need any stitch to make yo. My silly brain, hahaha.

    • Hi, ikadian!

      I’m glad you figured it out. The pattern is a little tricky at first, but once you get the hang of it, it gets easier. And it’s well worth it. I get compliments on my Haruni every time I wear it!

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