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