Japanese Knitting: Patterns for Sweaters, Scarves and More is a book that every knitter and crocheter should have!

It is already a huge bestseller on Amazon, and I can’t say I’m even a bit surprised; it is actually the first Japanese needlework book to be translated into English.
Michiyo, Japanese Knitting: Patterns for Sweaters, Scarves and More, author is known for her minimalist aesthetic which she has incorporated with her great success into the book. The textural elements make her knitwear styles polished and flattering, whether worn layered or as stand-alone pieces and I'm pretty sure you will find your own favorite garment to make and wear.
The book includes both knit and crochet patterns which made it really difficult to pick a favorite! I decided to make this lovely textured crochet cardigan using one of the most pretty yarns I own! I really think that this variegated yarn and the pattern were a perfect match!
The book contains all the necessary details to make each pattern plus a diagram for each pattern! The diagram itself was really easy to follow and after a couple of rows I even memorized the pattern! Detailed explanations of all the terms used are also included making it really fun and easy even for a not so experienced knitter or crocheter!
This knit cardigan is my next project and I can't wait to start looking for the ideal yarn to start knitting away!
If you are looking for a book to add to your library then you should definitely check the Japanese Knitting: Patterns for Sweaters, Scarves and More out! It would also make a lovely Xmas gift (it's never too early to start shopping for Xmas) for a friend or a loved one! 

Enjoy the rest of your day!


  1. It looks like a wonderful book but it's always a bit of a gamble investing in something like this when you don't know what sizes are offered. Did you notice a range of pattern size options? Thanks x

    1. Hi! Yes, I know what you mean but fortunately this is not the case here; various sizes are included in each pattern usually from S to XL.
      Hope this helps!