Monday, 30 May 2011

Crescent Moon Shawl or The Beginning of a New Era

When I've started this blog I only had Japanese knitting (and Japanese knitting symbols) in mind, as I could only knit.
Terrible limitation, now that I've discovered the new world of crochet :), decided to extend the scope a bit more.

This is my first crochet project ever and it has been really easy. If you're reading this and still not sure if you want to try crochet, please do: nothing has been so pleasantly rewarding in a long time. (I know, I should get a life :)).

Anyway, ladies, here it is, the Crescent Moon shawl:

The pattern is extensivly described on Ravelry:

and the yarn I've used is Noro silk garden sock, colourway : 245, a bit less than 2 balls.

Worth mentioning: there is a very helpful discussion in the Japanese forum around the chart symbols which will help any total beginner. (Search the forum for 'Crescent moon shawl').

Over to you to publish your latest Japanese project ! (see, I'm not saying 'knitting project' anymore :)

Monday, 8 March 2010

Twisted decreases

Very popular with Japanese patterns.

Monday, 22 February 2010

Comments in Japanese

We've recently received a few comments in Japanese.
I would like to apologize but I had to reject them all simply because I do not speak Japanese so I could not decide if they were genuine and appropriate comments.

Please send comments in English only - I know it's a terrible limitation but I don't know what else to do :(.
Thank you for understanding.

Thursday, 17 September 2009

Japanese Yorkshire Knit

I was thinking to revive this blog a bit:

I found this pattern which I really like, and I've got the right yarn for it as well, now all I need is to be able to get a translation for the yarn and needle size in order to plan mine. I have a feeling the Japanese ravelry group will not let me down.

Saturday, 20 June 2009


My class with Gayle roehm was wonderful - I swatched 3 patterns and learned how to interpret the charts. Now to select a project to make.

Friday, 13 March 2009


I am taking a class in Japanese knitting at the Knitters Connection in June. This is a wonderful 3 day knitters convention in Columbus, OH.

Thursday, 12 February 2009

The Kreativ Blogger Award

Sally nominated us for the Kreativ Blogger Award — thank you, we obviously feel great about it :).

Here is what we are supposed to do, and the rules for our nominees:

1. Copy the award to your site — done.
2. Link to the person from whom you received the award — done.
3. Nominate 7 other bloggers — hmmm, I'm going to need help here
4. Link to the award recipients on your blog — easy, once Number 3 is done ( copied this from Sally's blog)
5. Leave a message on the blogs you nominate — will do it.

Now, because this blog is the collective work of the wonderful people at knittinginjapan yahoo group, next I'm going to post the news there, and also ask for help with our nominations.

Stay tuned.