Japanese Patterns

Have you been interested in making Japanese patterns from those clever charts, but were too intimidated by them?

Pierrot Yarns has translated a lot of their patterns into English, available here. Some of them have been rewritten without charts, but most of the ones I looked at still have the charts, translated into English. It’s a great way to get used to that type of chart, and may even help you figure out ones that aren’t in English.

On the main page, they also have links for a resizing guide to help you change the size (most patterns come in only one size), and videos showing you how to work different knitting and crochet stitches.

Other resources to help with knitting from the charts:

Interpreting Japanese Knitting Patterns (from NeedleArts Books – this is a great reference)

The Basics of Japanese Knitting

Japanese Charted Pattern Lesson

And more links on Ravelry.






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4 Responses to Japanese Patterns

  1. Chris says:

    Still afeared of ’em. But this is good linkity resource for next week!

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  3. vicki says:

    I have knit a couple of simple Habu designs… and have ripped and re-done a fair bit of each. It takes some adjusting and planning, but it’s definitely do-able. I like a challenge.
    ; )

  4. Carrie#K says:

    Hey, I missed this! Got it from Chris’s linkety. Great sources though, some of those Japanese patterns are lovely.

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