Everyone needs an Osaka

... or two, three, four ... Many are repeat offenders when it comes to the Osaka scarf from ITO Yarns. There are always Osaka waves in the knitwear community. It is simply the perfect side project: no pattern to concentrate on; light as a feather and therefore easy to take with you; quickly to hand, even if only for a few stitches. And a real cuddle dream when it's finished.

Osaka - THE cloth success from ITO Yarns

Osaka is an elegant, light and airy scarf made from ITO Sensai (60% mohair, 40% silk) in five coordinated colors. Whether in muted or bright shades, the Osaka sc arf is sure to become a favorite.

Knitted on 4mm needles, stockinette stitch, it is easy to knit. The knitting kit contains 5 balls of ITO Sensai (five different colors) and the ITO Yarn pattern. It is supplied in this knitting kit in printed form together with the yarn.

The agony of choice

ITO offers you six ready-made color packs - there's something for every color scheme.

1 - Shades of gray
2 - Gray with neon
3 - Black, white and blue
4 - Pastel blue
5 - Pastel Pink
6 - Black-White-Pink

Own color selection

Didn't find the right one among the ready-made kits? No problem! For all those who would like to knit an individual Osaka, we have put together a knitting kit with a free choice of colors.

For those who still need a little inspiration, we tell you which color combos have already been knitted in the Mascheinfein team.

Marisa's colors: Orient Blue #341, Cinnamon #302, Pale blush #300, Enji #311, Gold Oak #695
Sandras Osaka #347 #324 #325 #326 #692 #328
Sandra's colors: Glacier #347, Pale Blue #324, Aqua #325, Pool Blue #326, Billiard #692, Denim #328

Not in the mood for purl stitches?

Osaka and Sensai simply belong together!
Photo: © Ines Grabner / Maschenfein

Osaka is the perfect side project. To give it even more relaxed mindless knitting, Anne-Lena from the Maschenfein knitting group on Facebook came up with the idea of knitting her Osaka in rounds - and therefore only knit stitches. We think it's a great idea! And it's really easy: instead of knitting a first row after the cast-on, close the work in the round and knit along at a leisurely pace.

The perfect needle

ITO also has the right needles for your Osaka. According to the pattern, needles in size 3.9 are required. ITO bamboo circular knitting needles are available in Japanese needle sizes with a gauge of 0.3 mm. The special treatment of the wood makes them particularly robust and their fine surface makes them very comfortable to hold. All circular knitting needles have a smooth transition from the needle to the cable and a rotating cable, which makes knitting very comfortable. Those who prefer to knit with interchangeable needles and cables will find what they are looking for in the ITO needle system.

No time to knit Osaka yourself?

We have something up our sleeve for all those who don't have time to knit a birthday Osaka in time or simply want to treat themselves to something quick and cozy: the ITO Sensai Shawl - a single-colored ready-to-wear Osaka.

Ready to wear: Sensai scarf.
Photo: © Ito

About Louisa

I'm Louisa, live near Munich and since February 2022 I've been taking care of the English-language site, our newsletter and, with Sophia, all sorts of things concerning the blog. I have been a test knitter for Maschenfein for much longer and knit one model each year for the Mother's Day shawl and the Christmas shawl.

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