Knitting in Japan enjoys an enduringpopularity since the heyday of Buddhism (the Kamakura period, 12-14 centuries AD). During this period, knitting was considered an excellent way of meditation, and, surprisingly, they were engaged not only in women, but in men. Moreover, this occupation was considered worthy of the best sons of the country of the rising sun: samurai knitted themselves with excellent gloves and scarves, as well as all kinds of capes with various patterns. It was believed that the ideal warrior should be able to do many things, including knitting. Since that time, interest in knitting in Japan has not disappeared,and although you are unlikely to meet the samurai with spokes, but Japanese women comprehensively developed this art, constantly enriching the already varied patterns with new ideas. Today Japanese knitting knitting is popular not only at home, it has become widely known all over the world. Exquisite patterns and original models of products invariably attract the attention of needlewomen. The master does not stop even the fact that the knitting patterns are published without translation, with the peculiarities adopted in Japan. Let's try to tie the cozy widescarf-cape with a pattern of arans. This cozy scarf will warm you on the cool autumn days, and will also serve as an elegant accent for an elegant costume or a light autumn coat. The approximate size of the finished product is 34 by 147 cm. For a scarf is best suited naturalwool, 100% or with a little addition of acrylic. You will need 335 grams of yarn, needle number 3 and a hook for finishing the edges. The model is knitted according to two schemes - A and B. The knitting density for these two schemes is not the same: for the scheme A - 30 p. Per 10 cm, for the scheme B - 27 p. Per 10 cm. The cloth of the scarf-cape is composed of alternating patterns A + B + A. To start work, type 88 loops on the spokes: 32 pcs of Scheme A, 24 pts of Scheme B, 32 pc of Scheme A. Knit the web according to the patterns. After 432 rows, close the hinges. Ready to steal the work, allow to dry, then tie the perimeter crochet, as shown in the picture: the first row - columns with two nakidami, the second - the openwork chain. Since this model does not have strictdimensional requirements, you can experiment by choosing a thinner or thicker yarn and matching spokes for the product. If you use a thin mohair, you can get a well draped cape, but in this case you will have to increase the number of motifs so that your cape is not too narrow. Your product is ready, wear it with pleasure!