My knitting mojo has been somewhat lacking of late, but the needles have not been entirely idle.
Haruni by Emily Ross
I love this pattern, it’s beautiful.
This was my post-exam knitting treat. I’d wanted to knit it for quite a while, but thought it’d be quite a complex pattern so put it aside until my exams were finished and then went at it.
The pattern was surprisingly straight forward, I think it’s one that looks more complex than it actually is. The first pattern chart was quite easily memorised. I found the second chart a little trickier as it was quite hard to read the lace until I was several rows in, but it wasn’t as hard as I thought it’d be. I finished it in 2 weeks, which I think is some kind of record for me!
I wasn’t too sure I’d made the right choice with the Regia Stretch yarn, which I predominantly chose because I love the colour. I mentioned how sproingy it was when I blogged about my Earl Grey socks, and whilst I was knitting Haruni I was little concerned about how that would work for a shawl/scarf. I needn’t have worried though, it blocked out perfectly! I used my new blocking set up for this, which I’ll blog about soon.
I love the leaf border and the crochet cast off the pattern uses. The only mods I made were to knit an extra repeat of the first chart for a slightly longer scarf, although I’d have liked to have seen how it would have turned out with another couple of repeats!
Just a quick shot to end on of me wearing it this morning in my Beavis/Cornholio pyjamas… I’m a class act all the way :)