It is has been a Hito frenzy Chez Susan. I have been knitting Hitofudes for the past 5-6 weeks! I finished mine about 10 days ago and started one for my daughter immediately – finished it last night.
Half. 50%. That is how much knitting it took to complete Laura’s in a size XS compared to mine. It isn’t fair! I could get twice as much knitting done at half the price if I was half my size!! My Hito took 350 gms and Laura’s took 175 gms. Yep. Not fair.
Here is my Hitofude:
I did a lot of extra knitting – added 5 repeats! I wanted it longer. When I blocked it, it was ginormous! So, I had to re-block it and actually put it into the dryer. Egads!
Here are the two Hitos:
I used Tosh Merino Light for both: mine is Composition Book Grey and Laura’s is Tart. Two great colors! Sally has better pictures because she has access to a beautiful model. I will have Laura try hers on at some point and will add a better photo.
Well, it is true that I have a beautiful model, but I don’t think my pictures are any better. (In fact, I’m pretty sure they are not.)
I also used Tosh Merino Light for my Hitofude. My color is Tern, which is a more brown gray than Susan’s. Because I am in between Susan and Laura in size, I used about 2 1/3 skeins. I made a few small modifications to the pattern. I wanted additional length, but not additional flare or width on the fronts. So when I got to the peplum or skirt I did four plain repeats of the pattern (no increases). Then I did a set of increases over the entire sweater, not just in the front sections as directed by the pattern. I incorporated that set of increases into the pattern work, which meant one additional eyelet in each subsequent pattern and a ten row repeat (instead of eight rows). After that, I followed her increases (front only and increased stitches becoming plain stockinette stitches).
My model is beautiful but she was feeling camera shy:
From Susan, In Conclusion
So you can tell we really like this design! I may even make another, though a break is in order!!