Kinsfolk Cardigan sweater kits
$27.00 CAD $45.00 CAD
A knitting kit by Elizabeth Sullivan
This baby cardigan is inspired by traditional embroidery designs from Transylvania, the area where Elizabeth's maternal ancestors come from. The knitted Linen stitch is reminiscent of the woven textiles common to this region and provides a nice background for the cross-stitch motifs.
The cardigan is knit with simple shaping and finishing, with the cross-stitch embroidery added afterwards. Pattern includes charts for the cross-stitch motifs, and detailed diagrams of how to embroider cross-stitch on knitting.
Cardigan is designed to be close-fitting, with 2-3"/5-7cm of ease. Size 0-3m is shown modeled with about 2½"/6cm ease.
The body and sleeves are knit first with very simple shaping and minimal finishing, then the cross-stitch embroidery is worked afterwards. This pattern includes charts for the cross-stitch motifs, and detailed diagrams of how to embroider cross-stitch on a Linen stitch background.
This kit includes all the hand-dyed yarn and wooden buttons you'll need for your chosen size.
The knitting pattern is also available separately as a PDF download.
Skill Level: Intermediate
Sizing and Materials
0-3m (3-6m, 6-12m, 12-18m, 18-24m)
Chest: 16 (17, 18½, 20, 21)"/41 (43, 47, 51, 53)cm
Chest circumference (buttoned): 18½ (19¾, 21¼, 22½, 24)"
/46 (49.5, 53, 56.5, 60)cm
Length: 9 (9¾, 10¾, 11¾, 13)"/23 (25, 27.5, 30, 32.5)cm
23 sts and 46 rows = 4" in Linen stitch, after blocking
Needles & Notions (not included)
Size 7 (4.5mm) needles
Stitch holders or smooth waste yarn, blunt-tipped yarn needle
- 1 (1, 2, 2, 2) full skeins (110g/430yds) of Filigree hand-dyed yarn for main colour
- 1 mini skein (20g/78yds) of Filigree hand-dyed yarn for contrast colour
- 6 natural wooden buttons
Filigree is a 1-ply sport weight yarn spun from 100% Canadian wool.