Sangaku by Melanie Berg


October 2016
Sport (12 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches
in garter st
US 4 - 3.5 mm
767 yards (701 m)
82.5" [210 cm] wingspan along top edge and 26.75" [68 cm] deep
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A Sangaku (or San Gaku) is an often beautifully colored small, wooden tablet offered in shinto shrines in Japan, illustrating mathematical problems. They derive from the Edo period (1603-1867), in which Japan was cut off from the Western world. But people from all classes, ranging from farmer to samurai, produced geometrical theorems, which where shared with each other.

This shawl is not a real Sangaku - instead it evokes these memories from the past and creates its own geometrical play.


  • 2 skeins in „Crudo“, 176 g / 678 yds [620 m] used for sample
  • 1 skein in „Miel“, 23 g / 89 yds [82 m] used for sample

Pattern has been tech-edited.

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