Knit Kit - Button (Kn)it up Cardigan
Knit Kit - Button (Kn)it up Cardigan
This beautifully cosy slouchy cardigan is the perfect kit for knitting beginners!
Button (Kn)it Up Cardigan
The cosiest, slouchy cardigan which will be one of your wardrobe essentials all year round! This cardigan is a reworking of our dreamy oversized cardigan but will become your new favourite! We’ve added the option of buttons and pockets to give this pattern more adaptability for styling.
With a simple and classic shape, this cardigan is easy to wear and a really flattering design for all body shapes and sizes. Wear it casual with your Lucy & Yaks, or dress it up with a dress and heeled boots - once you’ve knitted one you’ll want one in every colour! And be prepared for everyone you know to ask for one! :p (Luckily they’re fast and fun to make and they would indeed make the most incredible gift!)
The pattern uses a combination of knit & purl stitches with some basic shaping. Should you need a helping hand, you can find extra direction and help over on my Knitting Knowledge page which covers it all in more detail. The kit includes How to Knit instructions and should take around 10 hours to make (although it may take longer for beginners).
Choose from 3 x sizes in the kit - Small fits UK 6-12, Medium fits UK 12-18 and Large fits UK 18-24. However, depending on how you like to wear your knitwear the sizes are pretty adaptable. For example, if you’d like it slouchy you can size up (see images: I’m a size 8-10 and the Lilac cardigan pictured is a Small, the fuchsia cardigan is a Medium. I personally prefer the fit of the Medium. Helen is a size 16 and wears the Fuchsia Medium and has also made a Large that is lovely and slouchy that she prefers the size of.) So once you’ve checked your tension, we recommend measuring one of your existing tops to see how it compares before you decide which size to knit (measurements below)
Knit & Purl (+some basic shaping)
Small: UK 6-12, approximately 55cm wide x 50cm long
Medium: UK 12-18, approximately 65cm wide x 50cm long
Large: UK 18-24, approximately 76cm wide x 50cm long
We ALWAYS recommend doing a tension swatch to make sure your tension matches the gauge of the pattern and if not you can adapt the pattern accordingly.
The Kit includes:
S = 600g Super Chunky Yarn in the colours of your choice by Lauren Aston Designs (available in hanks or balls**)
M/L = 800g Super Chunky Yarn in the colours of your choice by Lauren Aston Designs (available in hanks or balls**)
Knitting pattern & instructions
(optional) Tapestry Needle - let us know if you want a tapestry needle & how to knit guide in with your order. To save on waste we aren't putting them in unless specified in the notes section.
Optional: 12mm knitting needles (35cm long)
Optional: 3 x 2.5cm buttons
Aquamarine, Black, Bright Pink, Candy Floss, Cinnamon, Damson, Emerald, Forest, Granite, Heather, Light Grey, Lilac, Mid Grey, Mink Blush, Mustard, Natural White, Navy, Pewter Brown, Ruby Red and Scarlet
Colours shown in Images - Lauren wears Lilac and Helen wears Fuchsia (a sub box colour)
**You can now choose to have your yarn wound into a ball to save you time!
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.
For knitting tips, how to's and tutorials, please visit my knitting knowledge page.
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