I have just finished knitting the Hitofude Cardigan, designed by Hiroko Fukatsu. Hitofude means a single brush stroke in Japanese and this open front cardigan is worked in one ‘yarn stroke’ – one continuous strand without breaking the yarn.
The yarn stroke starts with the upper body and sleeves worked together in a rectangular piece, then moves to the lower body, where the lace pattern increases evenly, creating a gentle drape. Knitting it was a pleasure – it required some concentration but the instructions are very clear and easy to follow.
I knitted the medium size and one Scheepjes Whirl yarn cake was sufficient for the whole cardigan – and there were no ends to sew in. There are so many gorgeous colours to choose from but I opted for Night Time Bubbles and love the dramatic transition from Black to Fuchsia.
The cotton/acrylic blend gives a silky feel to the yarn and it drapes beautifully. Now I just need to find somewhere posh to go to wear it.
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