Haruha Scarf

May 4th, 2008 | View Comments

Haruha Scarf

Pattern: Haruha Scarf
Yarn: Joseph Galler Superfine Prime Alpaca 3-ply, Black, 1 skein
Needles: Addi Turbos, US 7 (4.5mm)

The Haruha scarf had been bound off for months and just needed a good blocking before I could add it to the list of completed projects. The problem is that the only real blocking surface in my apartment is the floor. And while my apartment is carpeted, the padding underneath the carpet is virtually nonexistent and I suspect that I often wind up pushing pins directly into the wood subfloor.

Which: ouch. Blocking lace with straight lines requires an obscene number of pins. I tried, but gave up after pinning out maybe a third of the scarf because my fingers were red and sore.

So at the same time I splurged on yarn at WEBS, I also hit up KnitPicks and grabbed a set of blocking wires.

Haruha Scarf, blocking

Much better. I only needed about a dozen pins to block the long edges of the scarf, and a few more to secure the ends.

Haruha Scarf, blocking

Pattern commentary and lace porn after the jump.

The pattern was a great knit. The lace repeat isn’t mind-numbingly boring (unlike, say, the Curved Shawl), but it’s simple enough to knit while chatting or watching TV. I worked 30 repeats of the pattern and wound up with a scarf 5 feet, 4 inches long after blocking.

Haruha Scarf

After the weather-related delays in the knitting of Haruha, today was in the high 50s/low 60s, or perfect light scarf weather. It made a nice bookend to the story of the scarf.

Haruha Scarf, closeup

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CogKnition posted this on May 4th, 2008 @ 2:21pm in Finished Objects, Lace, Scarves & Wraps | Permalink to "Haruha Scarf"


  1. Alex says:

    Beautiful scarf. I keep scrolling up from the comment box to look at the curved lines up the “spines” and around the individual repeats. Reminds me of bugs and leaves.

  2. Natalie says:

    Very pretty!! You did a wonderful job!!