ITO Washi follows the tradition of noble Japanese paper yarns with an extremely silky softness. The yarn has a good stitch definition and therefore also shows lace patterns nicely. The paper is twisted with a rayon thread which gives the necessary stability to garments and accessories. Washi is washable. We recommend handwash.
54% Paper, 46% Viscose
Yardage (Meter / Yards):
25 g ~ 250 m / 273 yds
Recommended needle size:
single-stranded: 2.00 - 3.00 mm / US 0 - 2
double-stranded: 3.00 - 4.00 mm / US 2 - 6
Paper yarns have a lasting tradition in Japan. They are often compared to silk in their noble character and have similar properties to silk: Cooling in summer and warming in winter. Washi can be knit single stranded for lace and lightweight summer scarves. For shirts and jackets we recommend to knit Washi double stranded or in combination with ITO Kinu or ITO Asa.
A minimum quantity of 3 cones applies to backorder and special order items.
Find all ITO Washi Colourways here
Big in Japan is designed for the lovely yarns ITO Washi and ITO Kinu!
You can find the pattern by Katrin Schneider on or order it with your kit.
The oversized boxy shirt is started by knitting the back from top down to the base of the armhole. The shoulder part is shaped using short rows. Then, both fronts are knitted separately from the top down to the base of the neckline, working increases for the boat neck at the same time. After joining both fronts and working them down to the base of the armhole, back and fronts are then joined for working in the round straight to the hem.
For the neck finishing, stitches are picked up along the neck, and a small neck band is worked.
XXS (XS, S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL, 4XL)
Finished chest measurements
43 (45, 47, 49, 51, 53, 55, 57, 58)“ / 110 (115, 120, 125, 130, 134, 139, 145, 148) cm
sample is size XS worn with 11” / 28 cm positive ease
3 (3, 3, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4) skeins of ITO Washi (54% Paper, 46% Viscose, 25 g / 250 m) knit together with 2 (2, 2, 2, 2, 3, 3, 3, 3) skeins of ITO Kinu (100% silk, 50 g / 425 m),
The kit contains ITO Washi, colorway Chili Pepper and ITO Kinu, colorway Hydrangea. Both yarns are held together.
If you would like a different colour combo, you can let us know in the "Customer Note" part of the ordering screen.
ITO Washi 606 Chili Pepper
ITO Kinu 396 Hydrangea