My adventure with Japanese Knitting Patterns and Japanese Knitting Books
These do look extremely intriguing. I want to make some too. I'm only just starting off on trying my first Japanese knitting project... just a little tawashi (dish scrubber). How do you figure they make the bottom of the thongs "stiff"? Do you know? Some of them look crocheted to me. (Crocheting is my weak point... I knit.) Do you think these would be easy for someone to figure out who has very little experience with Japanese craft books?
I'm not sure how they make them stiff in this book since I haven't gotten my hands on one yet. But in another Japanese knitting crochet book I something similar where it looked like some kind of form was used as the base.Most Japanese craft books have really great illustrations so it is unlikely you'd have a lot of difficulties if you got one. However, there are a ton of resources on the net if you get stuck.
Japanese books use the same word (knitting) for knit and crochet. All patterns are symbol charted, so it's not a problem if you don't read Japanese.
Hi Rhonda, I like the idea of the Japanese knitting flip flop ..so cute looking.. I had link your page in my blog.. :)
OMG! That's perfect for summer! And they will make great gifts.I am interested to find out how the base is made.
Oof. Those look both really comfortable and really hot during the 90º weather that's about to descend upon us. Also, they're hideous. But that doesn't stop me from liking them!
Ooo those are so cute!
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