4.07.2009

japanese knitting

Remember when I posted about this book a while back? I finally found it online! It's really cute, and I wish I would have bought it when I was in Portland.

Here's another nice one that is sort of similar to the first.

And this one is beautiful too. The whole site has lots of Japanese goodness to inspire.

And about the Humanoid sweater from last year that I'm trying to replicate, I got the idea from Elly. She tried it once, but it accidentally shrunk in the dryer. So she's in the process of trying again. I thought it would be fun to do it too. I'm making my own pattern up, and if it turns out well, I'll share and post the pattern here and on Ravelry. We can all make one! : )

13 comments:

katie said...

that's it. time to get serious and learn how to legitimately knit. if there is any chance of having that humanoid sweater in my life, i'm taking it. can't wait to see yours! (it is so crazy to me that people can even knit cool sweaters, let alone come up with their own pattern. .. )

k. wang said...

oh awesome! please keep us updated on if you and/or elly are able to successfully replicate that sweater, as i'm sure myself and others would love to be able to replicate that ourselves!

i'm actually from seattle and went into impulse (when i still lived there) the weekend after i saw that sweater on the old blog, but it'd already sold out. i was super sad, to say the least!

kelly said...

are you on ravelry?! what's your name?

EmilyKate said...

Oh gosh I WANT that hat in the second picture- that button detail is great!

K Vinot said...

Thanks Jenny! I'd love to make this sweater!

Polly said...

The Japanese do everything so stylishly. Love those huge mittens. x x x

Anonymous said...

Hi Jenny. Have you looked at this ebay site for Japanese knitting/crochet books. They are a bit expensive, but shipping is free. The seller uploads quite a few photos from each book though so it's great for inspiration

Marianne said...

Sorry, forgot to sign my comment....

Anonymous said...

There's a Kinokuniya book shop in Manhattan, so you can buy them all once you get to new york.

They're also available here:
http://bookweb.kinokuniya.co.jp/indexohb.cgi?AREA=03

miss sophie said...

these patterns make me almost wish that the weather wasn't warming up. what an excellent find!

hannah said...

you're so good, i can only knit in the dead of winter. as soon as there is even the slightest bit of warmer weather i can't take it.

Jennifer said...

I buy Japanese sewing books from the same Ebay seller as anonymous posted above. Free shipping! Japanese craft books are so inspiring and beautifully photographed. I'm sure there is somewhere I could get them in person here in Chicago, but have never made the effort to search. I'm a very poor self taught knitter, but that Humanoid Sweater is awfully motivating to get practicing!

Claudia said...

Oh, wow! It looks so beautiful but I wont get the book. I have trouble understanding patterns in English so I wont go into Japanese! It's a miracle that I get French knitting patterns!