Vintage Japanese Knitting
I was incredibly excited to come across some fabulous Japanese knitting magazines from the 1930s!!! There’s actually some really cute patterns in these mags, many of them quite unique in both appearance and construction. For example, instead of being knit top to bottom or bottom to top, many of the sweaters are knit from one side to the other. I got the wonderful Minato-san from the Rowan Store in Ebisu to agree to translate a few of them for me and she’s already finished one. The difficult thing about these old patterns though is that they’re knit with such a tiny gauge that I’m not sure I have the patience to actually finish one. I started knitting the one just below and it took me more than a day to knit only a few inches!