A few months ago I spun some rainbow yarn in a long gradient. I knew that it would be used to make something for Molly (as it was a little too bright for my taste) but I wasn’t sure what. Enter the Kindy Cardi.
The handspun yarn was the perfect choice for a bright and colourful yoke without having loads of ends to weave in at the end. As much as I love stripes, I don’t always enjoy the finishing work they create. Paired with a soft alpaca yarn in blue, this has become a firm favourite and is standing up well to the challenges of kindergarten-wear.
The cardigan has short sleeves and is cropped in length. This ensures that it stays out of the way in the sandpit and also makes it a quick knit (even with fingering weight yarn) that requires only a small amount of each colour.
I have used my favourite i-cord finishing to give the little cardigan a neat finish, and used 4 tiny vintage buttons from my button-stash to close the yoke. (I seem to be accumulating a worrying -but also satisfying- number of ‘stashes’.)