Wednesday, June 24, 2009

The Kowloon Cardigan

The Kowloon Cardigan - Knit Kit in HandMaiden Flaxen, designed by Connie Chang-Chinchio

We are so very excited to release another gorgeous Knit Kit designed by the very talented Connie Chang-Chinchio. We are so lucky at One Planet Yarn and Fiber to have Connie working with us! Watch for more projects from Connie in the fall.

The Kowloon Cardigan is a gorgeous lacy cardigan in HandMaiden's Flaxen yarn. Flaxen is a luxurious blend of silk and linen, makes a light, summery cardigan. Linen and silk take up the dye differently, leading to a delightful tweedy look while feeling cool next to the skin. Mirrored panels of lace impart a pleasing symmetry which is set off by a wide, shallow shawl neck collar and bands closed by buttons and button loops.

Natural, wooden buttons are chosen to complement the richness of the ivory colorway as shown, but a more polished look can be had with mother-of-pearl buttons. Kowloon, an area of Hong Kong, is the birthplace of the designer Connie Chang Chinchio's mother and literally translated means "nine dragons."

The complete knit kit includes the pattern download and 4 skeins of Flaxen in your choice of color to make size XS-S. Please see the kit listing for more information on the sizing. The Kowloon Cardigan Kit is available in sizes XS - 3X! We are committed to providing knit kits and patterns to women of all sizes!

. Important - Please note this knit kit is not included in the summer kit sale. The yarn is already discounted because you are buying the yarn and the pattern. Sorry!