After hearing how fabulous the Kina short sleeve knitted cardigan was from fellow blogger Retro Mummy I just had to give it a try. This is my first knitted cardigan and I’m very proud of myself. You see my mum is such a good knitter it was always easier to give her some wool, the pattern and get her to make it up. Since she hurt her shoulder though it’s been a lot harder for her to knit so I decided that it was time to really challenge myself beyond the basic knitted scarf and really get into some knitting.
I love Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino, it is one of my favourites and I have had this wool in my stash for a while now. I know I say that a lot but it really has been. When I saw this going cheap on ebay nearly 2 years ago now I snapped it up along with some beautiful green and purple Cashmerino as well.
I made this Kina in a size 4 for my 4 year old daughter and there is still lots of room to grow for her. It took slightly over 2 balls to make. You can see the pattern details and buy the pattern on Ravelry here.
Its a really simple pattern using circular needles and knitted up quite quickly, even in a big size. Once you’re past the sleeves it really didn’t take long at all. It’s lovely to have an easy knitting pattern to take with you for a few quick rows while your waiting at school pick up or trips in the car when my hubby is driving.
She wanted pink and this is a really gorgeous colour. It’s more like a watermelon pink than hot pink (it’s colour number 340042).
I’ve sent about 10 pictures to my mum of this cardigan I was so excited. That’s not even including the little blog photo shoot pics taken today.
I think I have the knitting bug and can’t wait to cast on something else on my needles! Maybe it will have to be something else on my Ravelry list. Speaking of Ravelry, Retro Mummy has also set up a Ravelry Group last week with 117 members joined already. There will be lots of Kina and knitting lovers there if you’re interested in joining.