New Pattern – Kindy Cardi

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’.)

If you would like to make your own you can find the pattern on Ravelry here or Etsy here. Sizes range from newborn to 3T.


Happy Knitting!



About Charlotte Marjoribanks Designs

I live in New Zealand with my daughter and husband. I take photos, I knit, I design knitting patterns, and I try and live thoughtfully (whatever that means on any given day).
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4 Responses to New Pattern – Kindy Cardi

  1. Jenny says:

    The colours in the cardigan remind me of Rainbow Brite.

  2. Verónica says:

    What a fun cardi! Your little girl is adorable. Love her hip purple glasses!

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