Sakura by Gillian Harkness


November 2016
Aran (8 wpi) ?
19 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in Stocking Stitch
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
160 - 190 yards (146 - 174 m)
Small, Medium, Large
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The colour of the yarn used for the pattern sample was named ‘Blossom’ and the particular shade of pink reminded the designer of the cherry blossom trees.

In Japan the cherry blossom is its national flower and named ‘Sakura’. They are ceremonial symbols and highly esteemed, being connected to both hope and humility.

This cabled hat has been designed with the beginner/improver knitter in mind. The pattern itself has simple instructions and it is straight forward to remember after the first repeat.

It’s a one skein project that would make use of a precious skein of solid or semi solid Aran yarn in your stash.

Shown in Debbie Bliss Falkland Aran (100% Organic Falkland Merino, 197 yards / 180 metres, 100 grams) in ‘Blossom’.

4.5 mm 40cm circular needle or DPNs
5.0 mm 40 cm circular needle or DPNs

One cable needle and one stitch marker.

19 stitches to 24 rows per 4”/10cm

Finished Measurements
Small (18-20”), Medium (20-22”) and Large (22-24”)