Honesty Cardigan – single colour Knitting Kit
The Honesty Cardigan is a classic garment with a traditional V-neck and buttoned front, but with reverse stitch detail and added length to the cuffs, a contemporary feel is maintained. While designed to be knitted in stripes, Honesty works equally well as a single colour garment.
Susan C has made Honesty and gives a full description her blog. In summary she says: “Honesty was a straight forward Stocking Stitch knit with some added and very effective detail of the body being the “wrong side” and the sleeves being the “right side”. I wasn’t sure I’d like the effect but I do. The yarn is gorgeous too – buttery soft and very warm. An utter pleasure to knit with.
Honesty is knitted in Purl Alpaca Fine 100% alpaca yarn.
The cardigan is pictured here in stripes of Mist (Rose grey) and Rain (Taupe).
Skill level: intermediate
X-Small: UK sizes 4-6, to fit approx 73cm/29″ bust (6 balls of yarn)
Small: UK sizes 8-10, to fit approx 83cm/33″ bust (7 balls of yarn)
Medium: UK sizes 12-14, to fit approx 93cm/37″ bust (8 balls of yarn)
Large: UK sizes 16-18, to fit approx 102cm/40″ bust (9 balls of yarn)
X-Large: UK sizes 20-22, to fit approx 112cm/44″ bust (10 balls of yarn)
Needle size: 3.5mm straight, 4mm straight (not supplied)
Tension: 20sts and 26 rows to 10cm square over Stocking Stitch using 4mm needles
The Kit includes pattern, yarn, postcard biography and image of the alpaca the design is named after, care instructions and a recycled brown paper gift bag with rope handles. It is packed in a clear plastic resealable bag which you can use for final garment storage.
Purl’s 100% pure alpaca yarn is not dyed, all the colours are completely natural and the fibre is sourced from local breeders.