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July 7 2014
September 6 2014
Project info
Hitofude Cardigan by Hiroko Fukatsu
small, with increased width towards bottom
Needles & yarn
US 6 - 4.0 mm
Sun Valley Fibers MCN Lace
40 yards in stash
1.5 skeins = 1200.0 yards (1097.3 meters), 225 grams
Zombie Knitpocalypse
June 21, 2014

the Hitofude attitude?! :)

Cast on with Judy’s magic cast on. Cast on all stitches to one needle, rather than the division between two crochet chains. (combined setup rows 1 and 2)

Increased the circumference of the sleeves by completing 14 repeats.

Blocked the sleeves before seaming - this gave a clearer picture of how it would look, made seaming easier, and I had hoped to avoid some of the issues others had with blocking the sweater by not having to block them again (spoiler alert, I did end up blocking again!)

Alternated skeins of yarn throughout the whole sweater. This gave a few extra ends to weave in, but the color difference was enough that it was important.

Used alternate chart for body increases (from this project). Increased all the way across rather than leaving the back straight.
chart A 3x, chart B 3x, chart C 3x, Chart D 2x, Chart E 1x.
this added desired length as well as fullness around my hips.

Loved the yarn, loved the pattern. great experience. Knitting this with a heavy laceweight worked out great as well. If I make a second, I might do long sleeves.

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About this yarn
by Sun Valley Fibers
80% Merino, 10% Cashmere goat, 10% Nylon
800 yards / 150 grams
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  • Originally queued: April 15, 2014
  • Project created: July 8, 2014
  • Finished: September 30, 2014
  • Updated: October 30, 2015
  • Progress updates: 3 updates