Haru by Alison McCarney


July 2018
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 44 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch
US 4 - 3.5 mm
700 - 1050 yards (640 - 960 m)
Small, Large
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When Jennifer, of Mulberry & Flax, first shared details of her brand new Great Southern Yarn, I knew I had to try it. A delicious blend of 50% merino and 50% alpaca, this yarn brings the best properties of both fibres to the table. I needed to create something that would highlight those properties, and not detract from them, and I believe a large knitted piece with simple details to be the answer. Stems of twisted rib with sweet buds are interspersed randomly throughout this oversized shawl, offering just enough detail to keep the knitter interested and ensuring the yarn remains the hero.

The sample shown has been knit in the colourway “Stella Bowen”.

HARU has been designed exclusively for Mulberry and Flax’s new yarn, Great Southern Yarn.
Photography: LightHeart Photography

You will need approximately 640m for the small size, and 960m for the large size. Yarn estimates are generous, but please take into account your personal tension and the properties of any yarn you may substitute for that which is recommended when selecting yarn for this project.

Small: approximately 90cm along bind off edge
Large: approximately 120cm along bind off edge

20 sts/44 rows over 10cm in garter stitch on 3.5mm needles, after blocking

This pattern has been professionally tech edited, and has been test knitted.

Thank you to my photographer, Cat, of LightHeart Photography, for her beautiful images; Allison, of Kniterations, for her tech editing skills; Jennifer, of Mulberry and Flax, for yarn support; and my wonderful test knitters, for sharing their time and feedback.