Some of the extended features of this site no longer work, but the site continues as an archive of information about knitting in Japan.


Japan has many excellent knitters and designers & textile companies and we aim to provide a platform to present their work to an English speaking audience.




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Read our latest articles -
The History of
Knitting in Japan(Part Two)

The History of Knitting in Japan(Part One)

tells the surprising tale of
Japan's knitting heritage.

fushiginoiroito exhibition

the exhibition opened in Harrogate on 21st November, 2001 after a very successful outing at Alexandra Palace, London

editor's choice
various articles that were here are also temporarily unavailable.
coming soon

fushiginoiroito return '

Knitting & Stitching Show 2005 saw the return of the fushiginoiroito team - with a show called 'Beyond the Comfort Zone' that featured some familiar faces as well as new members.


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Latest Articles:

History of Knitting in Japan (Pt 1)
History of Knitting Part Two
Tokyo Textile School
Kawashima Textile School

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We are featuring the 'fushiginoiroito' exhibition, which was part of 'The 2001 Knitting & Stitching Show' at  The International Halls, Harrogate, and at Alexandra Palace, London.

The 'fushiginoiroito' team returned in 2005, with 'Beyond the Comfort Zone'. Their second exhibition is featured here:

We are beginning to  feature the work of other Japanese knitters, designers and textile artists in our 'Editor's Choice' section. Japanese knitters are often very well-informed about knitting trends outside Japan, but it is rare that we get a chance to see their work. You can also find other selected information about knitting and textiles in Japan in the 'Editor's Choice' section, and as time goes by we will be adding more and more to this - so if this is an area of interest for you, keep coming back.

If you are a knitter (you don't have to be Japanese!) and you've got an exhibition coming up sometime, why not register with knitjapan and add your show to our listings sections? You also find yourself listed in the 'artists' section as a result.





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