Kermis by Anna Maltz


All the fun of the fair! This cardigan is designed to be a joy to wear and keep you comfortable yet happy and entertained while knitting. “Kermis” means fair in Dutch, hence the colourways are Toffee Apple (red/pink/purple), Carousel (grey/turquoise/blue) and Sparrow (cause those little birdies are a beautiful colour and always up for the spilled popcorn from the merry-go-round).

The body is worked flat starting with a long ribbed waistband for flattering shape. It continues with narrow stripes of stocking stitch, which are divided by a row of eyelets. The sleeves and colourwork section of the yoke are knitted in the round. The 12 rows of colourwork in the yoke use a knotted steek – less than 5cm/2”, so a good way to start your steeking career off gently. If you adore it, work the whole body and yoke with a steek. If it scares the bejezus out of you, work the colourwork section flat. Short rows (with all the numbers there to hold your hand while you do it) raise the back of the neck, so that it sits well. Plenty of buttons along the looped-through then knitted buttonband mean no gaping when closed. Bracelet length sleeves keep your hands free. Kermis is perfect for wearing over summer dresses and with high-waisted jeans.

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Anna Maltz

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colour work, tops, sweaters and cardigans