Knit, Purl, Rib (Knit & Purl)
The perfect introduction to knitting, this Dreamy Oversized Cardigan knit kit is our most popular pattern to date!
Designed to keep you beautifully cosy as well as super stylish, this slouchy cardigan is a year-round wardrobe staple. Wear around the BBQ on the cooler summer evenings, and keep toasty warm during winter. Our oversized knit cardigan can be dressed up or down and uses the softest, dreamiest Merino wool so there will be no itchy skin even when worn over a vest top.
The oversized cardigan has a subtle rib down each edge as well as the bottom, neckline, and cuffs and slowly tapers in at the front. The sleeves are designed to be full length or you can fold the ribbed cuff over to make them three-quarter length.
Suitable for sizes UK 6-22, this chunky knit cardigan will look perfect over short-shorts and a tee, or draped over your polo neck and jeans. Choose the colour you love the most and prepare yourself to never take this off!!
This knit kit is simple enough for a confident beginner but is also enjoyable for those more experienced knitters – using basic stitches of knit and purl with a small amount of shaping.
Images show: Mink Blush / Granite / Aquamarine / Damson / Light Grey
Tension is really important for this knit kit – we’ve added an image that shows the difference that a tight or a loose tension can make to the finished garment. If you’d like it slouchier (which is our preference!) then keep your tension nice and loose. If you’re wanting it more fitted then keep your stitches tighter. We’ve written a blog about it to help guide you!
One size fits UK size 6-22
Approx 80cm wide, 90cm long (when laid flat)
For knitting tips, how to’s and tutorials, please visit my Knitting Knowledge page.
We have a Facebook group for customer who have bought a knit kit or pattern from us, so please do come and join the community! We’re always happy to talk knitting and offer any advice if you have questions.
All kits come in a 100% natural cotton, ethically sourced LAD bag stuffed to the brim with;
- Approximately 1kg Super Chunky Yarn in the colour of your choice by Lauren Aston Designs – available in hanks or balls*
- Knitting pattern
- (optional) 12mm knitting needles (35cm long)
- (optional) Tapestry Needle
We source our Merino yarn from happy sheep.
Merino sheep are not native to this country so the wool itself is provided from farms around the world, however, we are very careful where we do source our fibre from. Our Merino is from South America and the South African Cape and we don’t buy from farms that mules their sheep.
The best quality of wool comes from happy sheep. If a sheep has a poor diet and general poor health its fleece will suffer. Both the quality of life for the sheep and the quality of wool it produces are hugely important to us. We have strong relationships with our suppliers to ensure that we can trust them and their practices. Merino shearers are all trained well to do it as efficiently and kindly as possible and the sheep are a lot happier once their 5kg fleeces are off!
You can now choose to have your yarn in a hank or a ball!
Our Great Balls of Yarn are beautifully wound so you can start knitting straight away. Instead of spending your valuable time winding them yourself when you could be starting on your latest project, or having the worry of tangling up while you’re knitting, these balls are expertly and beautifully wound by us, for you.
Each hank/ball is around 200g (and 130m) and is best knit on 10mm-15mm needles.
If you choose to stick with hanks of yarn, most of our customers find it easier to wind them before knitting. Snip the ties holding the hank together and you’ll find the end of the yarn. Pop it over the back of a chair, a door handle or your knees and wind into a ball, before starting your knitting.
In the unlikely event that there is a fault with the product, it needs to be returned for inspection in its original condition, unused and unwashed with all the original labels, packaging and proof of purchase within 14 days of receipt. If the goods do not reach us in this condition then the customers right to a full refund may be affected. Postage will only be refunded if the item is found to be faulty, otherwise the cost of returning the goods will be at the customers own expense. This does not affect the customer’s statutory rights.
If required, please contact us for the return address stating the issue and when and where the product was purchased. The customer is to notify us within 7 days of receipt if unsatisfied with the product for any reason.
When returning an item, it is recommend that the customer use a recorded service as we are not responsible for items that are lost or damaged in the post. Items remain the customer’s responsibility until they reach us.
Delivery within the UK is free for all orders over £60 and costs £3.95 for orders under £60.
Large items/orders are sent by courier. Everything else will be sent via Royal Mail.
Please double check your delivery address is correct to ensure your parcel is delivered to the right address.
Subject to wool stock availability, we aim to despatch DIY goods within 1-7 working days from receipt of your order and Made to Order goods within 2 weeks.
Every effort is made to keep stock levels updated, however, levels can be subject to some fluctuation. Should an item sell out before levels are updated, you will be contacted as soon as possible to advise of the delay.
If you have an urgent request, please get in touch and we may be able to offer an express service.