Oh my love for the Kina. If you’re new here then you might not know about my addiction to the Kina knitting pattern. I discovered it a few years ago when elodie was a baby and then I just couldn’t stop making them. I’m still not sure if this is my 7th or 8th. My favourite is the baby kina as it’s so quick and easy and makes a lovely gift.
I knit this in Bendigo Spring Cotton and it’s so sweet. I know from having my own babies that you can’t beat a cardigan in white or cream because it goes with everything. I did actually knit the smallest size in an 8 ply and 4mm needles and it comes out a bit bigger. I actually didn’t have the pattern or a measuring tape to hand when I finished so guesstimated but after you’ve made this many kinas you kind of know what you are doing.
This didn’t take took long and once I’ve done the sleeves then I know I’m on the home stretch because there aren’t that many stitches to do. No seams, just a few ends to weave in, 3 buttons and you are done. Done. That’s why I love it. Why knit 8 pieces and then have to stitch them all together when you can do this little top down cardigan.