Have you seen the latest issue of amirisu go live already?


amirisu is a young online knitting magazine with a wonderful concept behind it. It’s bilingual – japanese and english – and brings together the best from both cultures. Reports about yarn stores from all over the world, interviews with the most amazing people and the work of international designers, presented in a lovely and unique way are just a few of the many reasons I love this magazine.

The latest issue – Spring 2014 – has wonderful designs included (no surprise!), and I’m very honored to have contributed, too.



Welcome spring with Astray, a fingering-weight garter stitch shawlette with asymmetrical shape and subtle color- work. Worked from tip to edge at a loose gauge, this piece has a wonderful drape to it, and the luscious yarn will let it shine.Astray


My sample is knit up with Shibui Knits Staccato, the same yarn I used for my Nangou, and I love it ever since. There is just something about this silky softness that makes me want to knit on and on and on… I also love the Shibui palette – it’s just so easy to find gorgeous color combinations!



Speaking of colors – don’t these shades of green make your heart long for spring? I’m so, so looking forward to stashing away my winter coat and instead wearing my blouses and shirts – and what would be a better complement to these than a soft silken shawl, ready to hug your shoulders on a sunny spring day?

You can get the pattern here on amirisu – I hope you’ll enjoy it! ♥

If you cast on, you’re heartily invited to share your project in my Ravelry group! And please check out the other patterns of this issue as well, along with an inspring interview with Jared Flood, some great advices for taking photos of knitwear, an introduction to machine knitting and a whole lot of other wonderful things!



  • Shibui Staccato (55% Merino, 45% Silk; 100 g / 438 yds [401 m])
  • 3 skeins Lime
  • 1 skein Apple


  • US 6 [4.0 mm] circular needles, 40“ [100 cm] long
  • or size to obtain gauge


  • 24 sts x 40 rows = 2“ x 2“ [5 cm x 5 cm] in body pattern on smaller needles, blocked

Finished measurements:

  • 63“ / 160 cm wingspan along top edge and 22“ / 57 cm at center