>Mini-Triangle KAL, Jane Thornley: I started a modular Wrap in the most light-weight kid silk haze – and ran out of yarn. So until the rest of the yarn I ordered for my Tri Angle Wrap arrives, I started two mini-mini-Kals, one is completed: a tiny azuma bukuro bag, knitted instead of sewn. With my antique white and green silk embroidery floss from Schürer (J.S. 20) I knitted three “squares” in one piece in seed stitch, each with a diagonal yo k2tog
(see drawing) which makes the tiny picot edge at
the bottom and helps define the folding lines.
For finishing, it requires two seams, joining the diagonals in front and back.

In Japan, an azuma bukuro bag is made of fabric and knotted with the pointed ends. It is so practical, it folds flat, can serve as a protection against wind and rain, a small apron, and as far as volume is concerned you’d be amazed just how much goes into an azuma bukuro bag! It is also great to carry knitting stuff, including long needles! They are quick to make out of fabric and make nice gifts.

Japanese Packaging is an art in itself. Here are just a few methods. If you are interested, see this link and this one for reading Japanese Knitting patterns.

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