I knit another cardigan for elodie!

Woohoo! Another finished cardigan for little Elodie. I’m on a roll. This is actually the third baby kina I’ve knit but the first for Elodie. It’s such a sweet and easy pattern. Knit all in one piece from the top down. You just need to know how to knit, purl, increase and do some yarn overs for buttonholes. Great for beginners. I also love how modern it looks too.

still big squishy cheeks
I knit this in Bendigo Cotton 8 ply, the gorgeous colour is Blush. A very pretty coral colour that suits her perfectly. I knit this on a short 3.75mm circular needle rather than 4mm as I find the cotton doesn’t stretch as much eventhough the recommended needle size for the 8 ply cotton is 4mm. I also cast on with a smaller needle like a 3mm to get a nice cast on edge.
trying to crawl
baby kina on a tunic dress I made
baby kina
baby kina for elodie
back view of baby kina
finn don't drop your toast
And now I’m ready to cast on another one for summer! You can never have too many sweet little cardigans when you are one. Ravelry details are here, yarn here and pattern available here.
I’d love to hear what you are knitting this summer………..


  1. This coral color is her color!!!

  2. Gorgeous! I am about to order a heap of cotton and wool myself

  3. I adore that colour and have been knitting alot of things with it. It still gets cool here over summer so I am doing a couple of cardies. x And getting ready for next winter!

  4. Beautiful,cardigan and baby!!
    I would like to make some of these for my grandchildren. Especially in cotton, they look lovely.Must get started.

  5. She looks beautiful in that color Corrie. I will have to remember about the needle sizes when I knit this up as I like the cotton tighter too instead of a bit loose.

  6. Very sweet. I’m hoping to blog the doll sized version I’ve just made from scraps, but not as cute as Elodie of course!

  7. Elodie looks so sweet in her new cardi. Such a lovely colour too. Jacinta

  8. That is so cute… as is Elodie! Everytime I see photo’s of her I wish for another baby!

    Off to check out the pattern. I need to try this.

  9. Oh Elodie has the most cutest little face.
    The cardigan looks beautiful.. I really should take up knitting. x

  10. Oh my goodness, these pics of Elodie are priceless. Such a beautiful little face and SO much character. Loving the little cardi too. You always make such lovely things Corrie :o) xo

  11. Gorgeous Corrie. Elodie’s hair is looking so pretty with that clip in.

  12. She just gets cuter and cuter! Will need to order some of the colour it’s so nice!

  13. Sweet cardigan and Elodie even sweeter :).
    It’s so funny to hear you saying summer. It’s getting winter here where I live :)

    Regards from Poland, Europe :)
    Michalina aka Michelle

  14. Oh that model Elodie is such a doll!! The colours & everything, just beautiful work Corrie my love, love Posie

  15. Gorgeous and a sweet knit too!!
    I’m knitting in a Darwinia dress with the same cotton but in Damask rose. It’s my first time knitting with cotton and it’s great :)

  16. I love this cardigan! I wish they had a boy’s version.

  17. Corrie, that is a gorgeous cardigan. I think I need to spend more time knitting.

  18. I just went and had a look and there’s a grown up version too!

  19. Ohh this is too cute! I’m scared of circular needles though…are they easy to use?

  20. Very sweet…even the name of the colour is perfect!

  21. Cute, like the color:)

  22. Love the concept of a kina,was browsing for pattern and came across ur blog,must say i love the way the cardi fits ur littl model,colour really suits her,so cute. I wanted so much to knit 1 for my 6yr old niece but couldnt download pattern from ravelry,so i attempted constructng it from scratch. After studying your pics i took th bottom up approach, i chose pastel pink,blue,green,lilac stripes and im proud to say that after a 8 days i was sewing the seams of her own kina,i love th fit. Iv started another 1 for her, this time red and white stripe. Im super exited about knitting 1 for myself. Thnx for the inspiration

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