sagano shawl

Sagano is an area located in western Kyoto, Japan, where the serene landscape includes one of the most spectacular bamboo forests in all of Japan. This textured scarf-sized shawl evokes the quiet beauty of bamboo in its leafy main stitch and stemlike ribbed edging. Use a special, soft yarn and keep the drafts away!

46 inches / 116 cm across the top, 15 inches / 38 cm down the centre of the shawl. The size of this scarf is easily modified to be larger by using a heavier yarn or working more repeats.

Special thanks to Bonnie and Erica for test knitting!

Fingering Weight yarn, 450 yards.
Shown in Wullenstudio Sock Yarn (75% merino, 25% nylon; 450 yards/100g) in Green Tambourine.
US 6 / 4 mm circular needles, 32 inches / 80 cm or longer stitch markers tapestry needle

25 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches / 10 cm square in stockinette stitch. Exact gauge is not crucial for this project, although the gauge will affect the final size.

sagano shawl

3-page PDF pattern includes both charted and written directions.

Available through Ravelry (no account needed), payment by Paypal.

$5.00 CAD

Note: As of July 5, 2010, sales tax will be added to this price for all Canadian residents only. The rates are: British Columbia 12%; Ontario, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador 13%; Nova Scotia 15%; and everywhere else in Canada 5% GST. Tax will be added in the Paypal payment process.

sagano shawl

23 Responses to “sagano shawl”

  1. Marie-Josée

    Youpi ! Another lovely shawl ! I have already bought the pattern and the yarn… ;-)

  2. andi

    Love, love,love it! Chasing down yarn for this. Elegantly simple. Beautiful lines!

  3. Natasa

    This is so beautiful!
    You are very talented. Thinking about buying my first pattern online…

  4. New knitting blog! « My Blog

    […] Sagano Shawl, by Laura Chawl. The Backwards Loop group on Ravelry is having a KAL, and I felt I should participate since that shawl intrigued me as soon as I saw it. I was going to buy new yarn for it, but a) I just bought 4 skeins of yarn recently, b) I still don’t have a job, and c) I should start killing the stash. […]

  5. Seanna Lea

    Very nice. I love the bamboo ribbing. I should actually work on the sweater I started a dogs age ago that uses that pattern (starting over).

  6. In Training « Rambling Roses

    […] of browsing on the Ravelry boards about the patterns I wanted to knit.  I was going to go with the Sagano and Citron shawls.  Swatching wasn’t the funnest for both and so they’ve been shelved […]

  7. Merrie Wilson

    Hi Laura!

    The Sagano Shawl is beautiful, but I fear I’m knitting it wrong. Looking at the RS, the diagonals to the right of the marker seems to be going in the correct direction, but the diagonals to the left of the marker seem to be going in the opposite direction as what is pictured. I am following the M1R and then M1L, but I’m worried that I’m doing something wrong. Do you have any advice for me?



  8. Budowa Strony Www

    Merely wanna input on few general things, The website style and design is perfect, the subject material is very great. “Earn but don’t burn.” by B. J. Gupta.

  9. Tour de Finish Rest | chrisknits

    […] surfing. Enough to get myself into a KAL, which I suck at! But I was able to pick my own pattern, Sagano Shawl by Laura Chau, and the prize is a set of Knitter’s Pride needles! This shawl has been in my […]


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