We are excited to introduce our new 3-part knitting kit series, which explores the rich heritage of Japanese stitch work. In this series, we will take you on a journey through some of the most beautiful and unique stitches that Japan has to offer, starting with the Shōga stitch.
The Shōga stitch, which is inspired by the ginger plant, is a truly unique and beautiful stitch. It is characterized by its delicate and lacy appearance, which is created by using a combination of yarn overs, decreases, and increases. The stitch gets its name from the Japanese word for ginger, "shōga", because the ginger plant's leaf has a similar delicate and lacy appearance.
The history of the Shōga stitch is steeped in tradition and culture. This stitch has been used for centuries in Japan to create intricate and beautiful garments and accessories. It was traditionally used in the creation of kimonos and other traditional Japanese clothing, and was considered a symbol of elegance and beauty.
Today, the Shōga stitch is still widely used in Japan and around the world, and is a popular choice for creating lightweight and delicate shawls, scarves, and other accessories. It is also a great choice for creating intricate and detailed lace patterns on sweaters and other garments.
In our first kit of the series, we will provide you with everything you need to create a beautiful and unique blanket using the Shōga stitch. The kit will include 100% NZ Merino yarn, a detailed pattern, and instructions on how to create the stitch. So join us on this exciting journey and discover the beauty of Japanese stitch work with the Shōga stitch.