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!