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Kate Cardigan by Truly Myrtle
Kate Cardigan by Truly Myrtle

Kate Cardigan Pattern by Truly Myrtle

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 New Zealand’s women were the first in the world to get the right to vote in 1893, and Kate Sheppard was the strong, determined leader of the women’s suffrage movement.

History is littered with incredible women who fought for change in turbulent times and many of them made their courageous stand for equality from within the confines of domesticity.

The Kate cardigan is an attempt to reflect some of those amazing women.

Kate is a top-down fingering-weight cardigan with set-in short-row sleeves and a strong, angular panel down each side of the front.

The rolled button band is knitted on at the end and is unexpected, going against the garter-stitch grain, and the 1x1 rib at the hem and cuffs is a nod to fashions from the mid 20th century, when women all over the world worked hard to ensure that later generations had choice and freedom.

The neat i-cord at the neck gives Kate an elegant finish.

Kate is a perfect knit for intermediate knitters and beginners looking for an adventure.


Bust circ (buttoned and closed): 78 85.5, 90, 94, 99, 104 {109, 110, 117, 123, 125.5} (132, 133, 137.5, 141) cm

Length: 54.5 55, 56.5, 58.5, 58.5, 60 {60.5, 60.5, 61.5, 63.5, 64} (66, 66, 67.5, 68.5) cm

To be worn with 0-5 cm ease. Shown in bust circ. 94 cm with 2.5cm ease.

2.75mm circular needle at least 60 cm or 80cm unless the larger sizes then choose 100cm.  
3mm circular needle at least 60 cm or 80cm unless the larger sizes then choose 100cm. 
2.75 mm & 3mm needles for knitting small circumferences i.e. we recommend a 30cm for the upper sleeve and a 23cm for the cuff -alternatively, choose a set of DPNs in each size.

Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.

4 stitch markers (2 removable), waste yarn, yarn needle. 10-13 x 1cm buttons.

7 7, 8, 8, 9, 9 {10, 10, 11, 11, 12} (12, 13, 13, 14) balls of Zealana Kauri Fingering; 60% fine New Zealand Merino, 30% brushtail possum, 10% mulberry silk, (167yd/153m per 40g ball) in “Ashen”.

Or approximately a total of 988 1024, 1097, 1170, 1243, 1316 {1390, 1463, 1536, 1627, 1701} (1792, 1865, 1939, 2012) m of light-fingering yarn.

26 sts and 38 rows = 10 cm with 3mm needles, in stockinette stitch, flat and in the round, after wet blocking.

Colour Printed Leaflet Pattern Only.

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