About Rakugaki Knitwear

Two Sticks — One Thread

落書き (Rakugaki)
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In 2006, I picked up my first pair of knitting needles. They belonged to my mother, and while I begged her to teach me how to knit, she never got around to it. Not having the wealth of online tutorials available today, I rode my bike to the nearest bookstore and picked up one of those craft kits for knitting–and then promptly gave up.

Crochet seemed easier, and after making more than 200 hats, I never really liked the way they looked (perhaps because I didn’t know how to read patterns, and only guessed at the correct measurements–to this day, I have never made a swatch).

After pining after the perfect cute beanie, I finally decided to buckle down and make it myself.

I started knitting because I was sick of existing knitted items. Sweaters that were too restrictive, cardigans that itched, hats with earflaps and weird poms.

I knew what knitting could be, and I knew with just a bit of tweaking, I could make something exactly how I wanted it.

I hope you enjoy the patterns and items I’ve created for you.