This simple but ingenious garment is inspired by the Japanese haramaki, a "bellywarmer" which can be worn either over or under clothing to provide an extra layer of warmth on cold days.
The design includes ribbed side panels for a snug fit and an intarsia motif inspired by plum blossoms, making the finished piece both practical and fashionable.
26 sts and 34 rows = 4" in St st, after blocking.
36 sts and 34 rows = 4" in k1, p1 rib, unstretched.
I love to teach people how to knit or crochet and then watch them get totally addicted.
As co-owner of Sweet Paprika Designs, I'm always surrounded by yarn and knitting, and enjoy exploring the relationship between designing patterns and dyeing yarn.
When not knitting, I love to dance, teach Pilates, go on picnics and travel.