Miyazaki Playlist Cardigan by brella

Miyazaki Playlist Cardigan

by brella
Knitting
May 2019
DK (11 wpi) ?
25 stitches and 33 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 5 - 3.75 mm
300 - 400 yards (274 - 366 m)
3mo & 6mo (with suggestions for 12mo & 18mo)
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Introduce the babies in your life (and their parents) to six celebrated children’s films, all in one go! The Japanese director, Hayao Miyazaki, is renowned for animating stories full of charm, wonder, and little creatures who just beg to be knit. This wee cardigan incorporates motifs from the following Miyazaki anime classics:

  1. the blue totoro (a forest spirit like an owl crossed with a panda) from My Neighbor Totoro
  2. kodamas (another retiring forest spirit) from Princess Mononoke
  3. Ponyo’s chicken feet and pail from Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea
  4. soot sprites from both My Neighbor Totoro and the Oscar-winning Spirited Away
  5. heads of the Laputa robots from Castle in the Sky
  6. and the scarecrow’s hat is squeaked in from Howl’s Moving Castle