Blake Original Cardigan

Blake Original Cardigan

Advanced knitting kit

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Circular Needles - 5mm/US8 x 100cm/40
5mm/US8 x 100cm/40
Circular Needles - 6.5mm/US10.5 x 100cm/40
6.5mm/US10.5 x 100cm/40
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We’ve teamed up with our fellow sustainability pioneers Mother Of Pearl to turn their best–selling “Blake” cardigan into one of our signature DIY kits. This beauty is definitely for knowledgable knitters, using intarsia, stocking stitch and 1 x 1 rib to recreate the original creation. Stitched up in our 100% natural Alpachino Merino, this cardigan will make a mark on your wardrobe, not the planet.

About Mother of Pearl
Mother of Pearl is a luxury sustainable womenswear brand that celebrates individuality, authenticity and sustainability. Our design mantra is classic, but never boring. Founded in 2002 we make fashion with wit, heart and conscience - contemporary design with attitude that doesn’t cost the earth. In just 13 years, Amy Powney has gone from sweeping the cutting-room floor at Mother of Pearl to taking the helm as its Creative Director. Sustainability has been a life-long passion for Amy and she’s been on a mission for Mother of Pearl to reduce its impact on the planet.

Size 1 - 4

Time to make
42 hours

Once you've completed this kit you'll master
1x1 rib, stocking stitch, intarsia


6 - 9 balls of Alpachino Merino in colour A (depending on size)
5 - 6 balls of Alpachino Merino in colour B (depending on size)
1 Blake Original Cardigan pattern
1 set of 5mm (US8) 100cm circular knitting needles (optional)
1 set of 6.5mm (US10.5) 100cm circular knitting needles (optional)
1 The Mother of Pearl Pin

Yarn details
This kit is knitted with Alpachino Merino - our softest, squishiest ever Alpaca and Merino blend. 100% natural, and sustainably sourced in Peru, it’s a chunky, gently twisted yarn which has a super wearable weight for year-round stitching!

100m / 109yd per 100g ball

Washing Instructions
Hand wash only in cold or lukewarm water - do not exceed 25 degrees / Use a delicates hand wash detergent / Give your knits a gentle squeeze and leave in the water for a few minutes / Once done, roll in a clean towel to remove excess water and then dry flat.