Harakeke by Mary-Anne Mace


December 2017
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
14 stitches and 23 rows = 4 inches
in lace pattern
US 6 - 4.0 mm
831 yards (760 m)
one - adaptable
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Harakeke begins at one tip with just 3 stitches and expands along one edge to form a triangle. A relatively easy knit, the motifs are formed from a simple repeating stitch pattern that emerges from the top edge. I have used a simple twig pattern, which transforms into a leaf pattern, but I think the resulting fabric looks very much like the tall flower stalks of our native harakeke, or New Zealand flax.

A note on size: If you have less yarn than stated, substitute yarn, or are working at a looser gauge, you may have insufficient yarn to make the shawl quite this big. In the directions I have included instructions for making a slightly smaller version by determining how much yarn you have remaining, and if necessary omitting some row repetitions, and working an alternative edge chart.

Pattern is available in English and German