Japanese Sampler Scarf 2019 by Toni L. Lorenz

Japanese Sampler Scarf 2019

December 2018
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
6.5 stitches and 7 rows = 1 inch
in Stockinette
US 5 - 3.75 mm
3.75 mm (F)
900 - 1000 yards (823 - 914 m)
One Size
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“Go into all the world and preach the Good News to all creation.” Mark 16:15

Knitting was introduced into the Japanese culture approximately two to three hundred years ago by the Europeans. Since then, they have taken this skill and put their own twist on it, literally. This Sampler Scarf will explore a few of the beautiful stitch patterns from the world of Japanese Knitting. They are found in the Japanese Knitting Stitch Bible by Hitomii Shida and translated into English by Gayle Roehm. Thank you for sharing your incredible talents with us!

This scarf will begin and end with a fun ruffle, then move into beautiful stitch patterns that have been woven into a repeated pattern that will look the same, but different, with each rendition. (With no disrespect intended to the original designer, many of the stitch patterns used in this scarf have been modified to fit our purposes by me.) The stitch definitions are very thorough. They are both written and charted, and included in the introduction and pattern clues. The Japanese symbols and written definitions have been “Americanized” to the best of my ability, while attempting to maintain the beauty and character of the original symbolism and instruction. Pattern instructions are all charted with explanatory notes.

The clues for this MKAL will be released on the 1st of February and every other month through the end of 2019.

Support for this project will be found in the correlating thread in my group. Please join us on our new knitting adventure for 2019 in Knitting in the Loft on Ravelry.com. We would love to have you.

approx. 900 yards of solid or tone-on-tone fingering yarn
US size 5 (3.75 mm) needles
US size F/5 (3.75 mm) crochet hook
Stitch Markers
Sense of Adventure

Finished Size: Approximately 9 inches wide x 76 inches long

Thank you so much to my testers, quilterlis, craftyone51, britgirl45, Siouxannah, Kath01616, and MinnesotaNancy. You are the best!