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Thursday, January 13, 2005

Japanese Knitting

In addition to the reason I wanted this book, here are a couple more very cute projects from the Japanese knitting magazine:








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Now obviously I don't speak, read or even look Japanese. So, I am going to need some help. There are a few very good explainations of the charts online. For those of you who might try some Japanese knitting, here they are:
Japanese Pattern Basics

How to Read Japanese Graphical Charts

Japanese-English Knitting Dictionary

Japanese Characters-Kana

SugarCubed's Quick Japanese Pattern Help

Japanese Pattern/Charting Instructions

Free Japanese Patterns


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7 Comments:

Blogger caramelknits said...

Those ARE beautiful projects! Good luck with the translating. :)

10:30 AM  
Blogger mayflwr said...

oooh, good luck!!

oh and isn't knitpicks new line insane? i caved in and ordered some today!

11:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bravo for trying out Japanese knitting patterns! They are not difficult once you get the hang of them. I've got that mag too and love all those designs.

Siow Chin
http://yscmama.typepad.com

9:31 PM  
Blogger Aya said...

I have this magazine, and knitted some projects from it.
For me as a Japanese, Japanese knitting patterns seem easier than English patterns. Once you find what graphics mean, you do not have to understand language.
Since I am poor at English, I sometimes have a trouble with English knitting patterns. "ABC's of Knitting" also has knitting dictionary from English to Japanese, so when I have a trouble, I use it. This site is very popular among Japanese knitters, although it has not been updated since April 2003.
Anyway, enjoy Japanese knitting patterns!

7:55 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Those are beautiful projects! I love the purse. Good luck

8:58 AM  
Blogger xmasberry said...

ooh! thanks for posting those links! i took a little bit of japanese (not nearly enough) and recently received a japanese pattern book which is inspiring also. can't wait to see how your projects turn out!

1:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

a great translation tool at Google!
http://www.google.com/language_tools

8:12 AM  

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