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Vejen, Denmark

I'm a programmer, academic and teacher, who loves anything archaeology and history related. I'm fairly new to designing my own knit-wear, which has grown out of a love for un-patterns and recipes. I ...

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Kanephoros Cardigan

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(6) Name: 'Knitting : Kanephoros Cardigan
Kanephoros Cardigan
Kanephoros Cardigan
Kanephoros Cardigan

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • k2tog
  • k3tog
  • yo

Pattern Description:

This is a sweet cardigan for girls age 1 to 6 years with 3/4 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!


In stockinette stitch 22 stitches and 29 rows after blocking.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 1 year
  • 2 years
  • 4 years
  • 6 years


  • 4mm / US 6 circular

You Will Also Need:

  • 2 stitch holders
  • 4 stitch markers

Suggested yarn:

600 yards of Sport weight

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