Kentish Town Cardigan
Kentish Town is an area of London that’s renowned for being bohemian, vibrant and just a little bit edgy. The bustling neighbourhood has streets of Victorian terraces and converted industrial buildings and is close to the wide open spaces of Hampstead Heath and Regent’s Park.
My Kentish Town Cardigan is inspired by the vibe of the area - classic but still hip - and will keep your little ones on-trend this season. It’s a top down, seamless knit that’s suitable for adventurous beginners and intermediate knitters alike. The smallest three sizes use just a single standard skein of fingering/4ply yarn, so dive into your stash and get knitting today!
Kentish Town’s eye-catching caliper cables are formed using elongated stitches. They’re simple to work without a cable needle and the pattern includes a link to a recommended instructional video.
3 months (6m, 12m, 18m, 24m), to fit chest size 16 (17, 18, 19, 20)” /
41 (43, 46, 48, 51) cm
Designed to fit with 2-3”/5-7 cm positive ease
See schematic, pictured at left.
Approximately 360 (400, 460, 540, 670) yards / 330 (370, 420, 500, 620) metres fingering weight yarn.
These quantities include a 10% buffer.
Sample shown in Eden Cottage Yarns Pendle 4ply in colourway Grape Hyacinth.
US 2/2.75mm needles
US 3/3.25mm needles
US 2/2.75mm DPNs to work cuffs
US 3/3.25mm DPNs to work sleeves
Cable needle (optional)
12 stitch markers
5 buttons, 10mm
The cardigan is worked seamlessly from the top down, beginning with a raglan yoke. A cable panel is worked down both fronts and along the top of sleeves. Sts are held for sleeves and knitting continues on the body. Sleeves are worked in the rnd from the top down. Sts are picked up along both fronts to work buttonbands.