Kaizen Pattern Only


Please note that if you order a kit the pattern is included, no need to buy it twice!

Kaizen looks complex, but the hardest thing about it is a nifty little 2/2/2 cable. If you can juggle two cable needles, you can tackle this shawl! This was written while training for my third degree black - Kaizen is a Japanese concept representing the strive for continual improvement, however small, as a journey and not a destination. The stitch pattern is adapted from a Japanese stitch dictionary, making Kaizen feel like an appropriate name for this lovely shawl.

You will need:

  • 1 Kaizen Kit from The Blue Brick yarn in one of our fingering weights (Huron, Killarney, Manitoulin). Sample shown in the Sea Turtle Kit, in Killarney.
  • OR Approximately
  • 500 yds of the MC
  • 420 yds of CC1, and
  • 420 yds of CC2 in a sock weight yarn.


  • At least 24” circular needles in 4mm 
  • 2 stitch markers
  • 2 cable needles
  • Tapestry needle for weaving in ends


  • 24 stitches = 4” in main body stitch pattern
  • Size: 69” wide x 32” deep