Knitting Patterns

My portfolio showcases various projects created throughout my career. For a full list of my designs, go to Duke of Nikko Ravelry Page or LoveCrafts Designer Page.

Published Works

Nomadic Knits – Issue Eight: Washington (2020)

Midori Hat

Nomadic Knits is a quarterly publication featuring specific states of the U.S. in each issue. Issue Eight features Washington State.

My “Midori Hat” was inspired by the Evergreen State. The stranded-knit pattern uses a Japanese kanji character Midori (緑), meaning Green, as the main motif. I also wrote an essay for this issue talking about my cultural heritage as a Japanese American. The issue is available in print and for PDF download.

Ancient Arts Fibre Crafts – Lascaux Fine 2021 Collection

Kaze Hat

Ancient Arts Yarns is a Canadian dyer specializing in high quality artisanal yarns. Their Lascaux Fine line is a 2-ply fingering weight yarn with Manx Loaghtan wool and Punta Arenas wool.

My “Kaze Hat” is included in their 2021 Collection. The stranded-knit hat incorporates a Japanese kanji character “Kaze (風, Wind).” The motifs continue around the hat just like the beautiful multi-panel screens of Byobu, presenting a series of images related to different aspects of winds. Both the collection and the individual pattern are available as a PDF download.

Free Patterns

Nature Hat Series

Coaster Series