Penny cardigan

Penny cardigan

Intermediate knitting kit

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Knitting needles - 5mm/US 8
Knitting needles - 3.5mm/US4
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Is it a picnic? Is it bunting? No, it's our gingham-wonder cardigan kit! Stitch this checked, attention-grabbing, intermediate-level knit if you want to turn retro-loving heads.

Size & Fit
1 - 4

Swatch colours: Chalk Yellow & Malibu

Swatch colours: Eucalyptus Green & White Noise

Swatch colours: Malibu & White Noise

Swatch colours: Powder Blue & Cloudy Blue

Time to make
40 hours

Once you've completed this kit you'll master
long-tail cast on, 1x1 rib stitch, reverse stocking stitch, working with stripes, decreasing, increasing, casting off, picking up stitches, horizontal invisible seam technique, vertical invisible seam technique, perpendicular invisible seam technique


5 - 8 x balls of Shiny Happy Cotton colour A (depending on size)
3 - 5 x balls of Shiny Happy Cotton colour B (depending on size)
1 x pair of knitting needles 3.5mm/US4 (optional)
1 x pair of knitting needles 5mm/US8 (optional)
1 x Penny Cardigan pattern
1 x sewing needle
1 x Made-by-Me label

Yarn details
This kit is knitted with Shiny Happy Cotton made from hand-picked Pima cotton from Peru. Soft and sleek with beautiful drape it is available in a rainbow of colours!

142 meters/ 155 yards per ball. Aran/Worsted

Our Shiny Happy Cotton is now officially certified by the Vegan Society, meaning it's free-from animal ingredients and has not been tested on animals.

Something you should know
First the cardigan is knitted, then the contrast colour is woven through the pieces to create the gingham effect.

Washing Instructions
Hand wash only in cold or lukewarm water - do not exceed 30 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.