Ume Blossom (haramaki)

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Ume Blossom (haramaki) Pattern


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Knitting: Ume Blossom (haramaki)
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Pattern Details:

Pattern Details






Women, Girls, Petite, Plus-sized



Skill Level:

medium skill level requirement Intermediate

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knit and purl
  • cast on and bind off
  • basic intarsia
  • read a chart
  • basic embroidery (straight stitch)

Pattern Description:

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.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • To Fit Waist: 20 (24, 28, 32, 36, 40)"
  • Circumference unstretched: 20 (24, 28, 32, 36, 40)"
  • Circumference fully stretched: 271/2 (32, 381/2, 43, 471/2, 54)"
  • Length: 71/2 (71/2, 71/2, 81/2, 81/2, 81/2)"


  • Sweet Paprika Minuet (100% superwash merino wool; 50g/110 yds), 2 (3, 3, 4, 4, 4) skeins Canneberge (MC) and 1 skein Cotton Candy (CC).
  • Size 4 (3.5mm) circular needle, 24" (60cm) or longer

You Will Also Need:

  • Stitch markers (4)
  • Yarn needle
  • 8 (8, 8, 9, 9, 9) buttons, approximately 1/4" (8mm)

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Sweet Paprika Minuet


Canneberge (MC) and Cotton Candy (CC)

About Designer

About Designer

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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.

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