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Ume Blossom (haramaki)


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  • Intarsia

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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. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY knit and purl cast on and bind off basic intarsia read a chart basic embroidery (straight stitch) GAUGE 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)" PREFERRED BRAND/YARN Sweet Paprika Minuet COLORWAY Canneberge (MC) and Cotton Candy (CC)

Recommended with this pattern

  • 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
  • Stitch markers (4)

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Sweet Paprika Designs
Sweet Paprika Designs
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.