Kanephoros Girls Cardigan by Henriette Roued-Cunliffe

Kanephoros Girls Cardigan

November 2013
Sport (12 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 29 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette
US 6 - 4.0 mm
400 - 800 yards (366 - 732 m)
1 year, 2 years, 4 years, 6 years
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I finished the version I was making for my 2 year old daughter and have now updated the pattern and put it for sale. Please leave any comments or questions in the thread.

This is a sweet cardigan for girls age 1 to 6 years with ¾ length raglan sleeves and basket weave lace at the bottom. Kanephoros were the gold-bedecked girls who carry the Kana, the holy offering baskets at the head of the Panathenaic procession as a part of the Panathenaic Games in honour of Athena, held every four years in Athens from the 6th Century BCE till the 3rd Century CE. Ovid mentions this in Metamorphoses Book II, 708-736 Mercury sees Herse. “That day happened to be a festival of Pallas, when, by tradition, innocent girls carried the sacred mysteries to her temple, in flower-wreathed baskets, on their heads.” So now you know!

I hope you enjoy knitting this pattern and I am looking forward to seeing your versions of it :-)

I would love to see your projects on my Facebook page or Instagram too.

Please use the group, Eddie’s Room to ask questions about the pattern.

Sizes: 1 year 2 years 4 years 6 years

Finished measurements: (after blocking) circumference: 53 58 63.5 69.5 cm / 21 23 25 27 inches, length: 28 30 32 36 cm / 11 12 12.5 14 inches.

Yarn: Drachenwolle Merino Hochfein 100g (3.53 ounces), 320m (350 yards), 2 2 2 3 skeins. The photos use the Maigrün colourway.
Needles: 4mm / US 6 circular needles,150 cm / 60 inches
Notions: tapestry needle for weaving in ends, blocking wire/pins, 4 stitch markers.

Thanks to Telse for doing a German translation of this pattern.