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The winter 2021 workshop is a beautiful lace patterned cardigan with one of the most unique constructions out there.  Hitofude is a Japanese word meaning a single brush stroke.  This open front cardigan with an allover lace pattern is worked in one “yarn stroke” -- a continuous strand

 without cutting the yarn.


This was loads of fun to knit and a leap of faith construction that is amazing to see blossom into a garment.  The pattern is by Hiroko Fukatsu and it is no wonder it one of the most knit sweaters in the Ravelry database. The pattern is size inclusive, 6 sizes from XS to XXL, with easy ways to extend sleeves and body length.  Pattern included in the class fee. 


Hitofude uses fingering weight yarn.  I used La Jolla from Baah Yarns for the shop sample, but any fingering weight will work nicely.  You are welcome to use stash yarns for this project.


K.T. will be leading this workshop. In the first meeting K.T. will review the pattern lay-out, stress the “don’t over-think it” instructions and review the first segment.   The second meeting will spend some time on the transition portion of the pattern.  The last meeting will go over ending the cardigan and blocking it.


Class size is limited so contact The NeedleTree to sign up!  I can make accommodations for those unable to attend in person.


Skills required:

   - cast on, bind-off

   - knit, purl and basic yarn overs

   - basic familiarity with chart reading is helpful


 Materials for workshop:

  • 730-1530 yards fingering weight yarn, depending on size
  • 2 #4 32” or longer circular needles
  • ring markers and some waste yarn


Dates:  Sunday October 17, 2021,  Sunday November 17, 2021 and optional January 9, 2022

Time:  2:00pm to 4:00pm 

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