Well this week the trend in posting is all about Japanese craft books and how to understand them. I recently purchased this craft book from Sophie over at ChirocolMonster.Etsy.com. A great shop to buy Japanese books from. Sophie shared some helpful information with me on some sites to help understand knitting in Japanese. Check out clearwaterknits.com/charting/lesson1.html and Needleartsbookshop.com/Japanese_Knitting_Books.html. Look for the free - Interpreting Japanese Knitting Patterns by Marsha White" in the web page. the pdf document explains every detail on how to read Japanese patterns.
For more fun information on understanding Japanese craft books, you can also check out Mylittlemochi.typepad.com once there, look under Japanese Craft Book help. There you will find some great information on stuffed animals, crochet and so on......Enjoy!!