Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Knitting in Japanese

My first attempt at knitting a Japanese pattern was fairly successful. This is design #7 from "Knitted Lace Designs of the 'Modern' Mode" by Kazuko Ichida, also known among doily knitters as "the blue book." The knitting was straightforward doily knitting with familiar symbols and none of the hieroglyphic, twisted, upside-down-and-backwards Japanese knitting symbols.

The details:
  • Thread: Cebelia size 30 in a cream color. I think this is an older thread because the label is different than today's label. I used one whole skein and part of another. The
    finished piece weighs 66 grams, which amounts to about 750 yards.
  • Needles: 2.25mm, although I usually do the first six rounds or so in a size smaller needle.
  • Finished size: 30 inches in diameter.


dcardascio said...

What a beautiful doily! Thanks for sharing it, I love looking at other's work!

BadCatDesigns said...

That is lovely! I just got those books and the charts look challenging. You do very nice work.

Lisa Ferrari said...

Sue, this is gorgeous! In the photo, it reminds me of the lace you see Belgian women tatting with that delicate thread. Wow. Fine work!!

Sarah said...

That is an exceptional piece of lacework! Thanks for sharing with us!