When the lovely people over at We Are Knitters reached out to me to see if I would like to try one of their kits, I literally jumped at the chance!
They stock some of THE most gorgeous yarns and their kits are just perfect for these. There are kits for both knitters and crocheters, all at different skill levels.
I’ve long had my eye on their beautiful Pann Cardigan, so I knew right away this would be the kit I would be wanting to try.
Each kits comes with everything you need to make the item:
The yarn to make your item:
- Enough yarn to complete your chosen project
- Crochet hook or needles
- Full pattern with schematics, written instructions and measurements
- Needles for sewing ends
- WAK label
- And a wonderful set of WAK stickers (that my daughter may have just nabbed off me!)
The Pann Cardigan comes with either 5 or 6 skeins of WAK’s 100% Peruvian Pima Cotton, which is quiet honestly, the softest and most beautiful cotton yarn I may have ever used. Each skein is 100g in weight, with 212m per skein. There are a lovely variety of colours to choose from, I opted to make mine in salmon pink.
The instructions for the cardigan are so easy to follow, you’ll find the pattern works up in no time at all. I really do advise making a swatch to check your tension… I failed to do so and ended up frogging 8 rows back to the start as it was far wider than it need to be!
Once I corrected this, we were good to go! After 20 rows, the pattern then repeats itself, so I found this the perfect project for a spot of car crochet on days out during the summer holidays with the children.
Once the sleeves were done, it was a simple case of sewing it together and adding some wonderful fringe detail to the ends of it. I left the fringe off the sleeves though, as these seemed longer than they should have been (darn tension!), but this doesn’t take anything away from the beautifulness of the cardigan!
It’s such a fun piece and a perfect summer wear. It’s already made a few outings and is fast becoming one of my favourite items of clothing. It’s perfect for those cooler summer days, and I’ve already added it to my evening outfit list for our October trip to Boa Vista!