Hitofude Cardigan

I was asked the other week to knit a Hitofude Cardigan for a woman who shops at one of the yarn stores that I shop at.  Normally I don’t knit for pay, choosing to design patterns and only knit for friends & family, but this time I thought, why not?  I can enjoy the knitting process, try out a new pattern, and use a different yarn and color palette than I’m used to.  So I agreed, and off I went.

I started with the gauge swatch, and I had to go down to a size 2 US needle to get gauge, though the pattern called for a size 4 US (the importance of swatching!)

Then came the math.  Jan had asked that I make the cardigan with long sleeves, instead of the elbow length sleeves.  Since the pattern starts with the sleeves & back being worked all at once, I had to add additional stitches to my cast on.


So far so good!

7 thoughts on “Hitofude Cardigan

  1. ellen says:

    I really like the series of photos you displayed. I still haven’t messed with this pattern. Unfortunately all my knitting dreams seem to be on extended delay right now. Anyhow, I did see a woman wearing Hitofude in the grocery store downtown and I had to ask her to confirm the pattern and if she made it. Yes, I was that kooky lady. The colorway you’re working in is really lovely and is already showing off the pattern well.


    • Kirsten says:

      You should give the pattern a try! It’s a bit fidly at first with the construction, but the lace pattern is a breeze to memorize. you can do it!


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