The first part of the Hitofude involves knitting 17 pattern repeats. I'm on the twelfth. I manage one or two per day. It's tempting to start another project, but the Hitofude is so beautiful.
I placed markers to make it easier to know where I am. The yarn is a dark colour, too dark for me to really see what I'm doing, so the markers help. I'm still not sure that I understand how the pattern works. I'm just following the instructions.