Welcome back knitters!
We are excited to continue our journey through the rich heritage of Japanese stitch work with the introduction of Part 2 of our 3-part knitting kit series. In this installment, we will be showcasing the beautiful and unique Sakura stitch.
The Sakura stitch, which is inspired by the cherry blossom, is a truly stunning and delicate stitch. It is characterized by its intricate 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 cherry blossom, "sakura", because the cherry blossom tree's flower has a similar delicate and intricate appearance.
The history of the Sakura stitch is steeped in tradition and culture. In Japan, the cherry blossom tree is an iconic symbol of spring, renewal, and the fleeting nature of life. This stitch has been used for centuries in Japan to create intricate and beautiful garments and accessories that evoke the beauty and fragility of the cherry blossom.
Today, the Sakura 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 second kit of the series, we provide you with everything you need to create a beautiful and unique blanket using the Sakura 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 Sakura stitch.
Thank you for your continued interest in the Japanese stitch work series and happy knitting!