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Kenjin

Knitting
March 2013
Worsted / 10 ply (9 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches in stockinette
US 7 - 4.5 mm
210 - 1050 yards (192 - 960 m)
3 mos (6 mos, 12 mos, 18 mos, 2 yr, 4 yr, 6 yr, 8 yr, 10 yr)
This pattern is available for $5.50 USD
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“Kenjin is a modern, Japanese inspired, cardigan for little ones. It is worked from the bottom up, seamlessly & flat, sleeves are in stockinette and in the round and then attached to the body and worked with raglan shaping. It features an asymmetrical front opening, diagonal cables on a reverse stockinette background on the body, sleeves in stockinette, garter stitch cuffs, hem & front opening. 4” of positive ease is included for comfort. 2 or 3 large buttons finish off this simple cardigan making it quick & fun to knit!

“Kenjin” is the Japanese word for ‘Sage’, meaning wise one.”

Sizes:
3 mos (6 mos, 12 mos, 18 mos, 2 yr, 4 yr, 6 yr, 8 yr, 10 yr)
To fit chest size: 16 (17, 18, 19, 21, 23, 25, 26.5, 28) inches
Neck to hem: 8 (9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 16, 18) inches

Materials:
Having some extra yarn on hand may be necessary

  • 2 (2, 2, 2, 3, 3, 4, 4, 5) skeins Dream in Color Classy with Cashmere - 70% Superwash Merino Wool, 20% Cashmere, 10% Nylon - 200 yds per 4 oz skein - shown in Some Summer Sky
  • US 7 (4.5mm) 16” circular needle
  • US 7 (4.5mm) 24” circular needle (may use straight needles instead if preferred)
  • 8 stitch markers
  • 3 (3, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 5, 5) 1” buttons
  • waste yarn
  • cable needle

An update was released 6 February 2014 to correct previous errata. If you purchased Kenjin prior to this date please download the updated pattern file.