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(6) Name: 'Knitting : Kyoto

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • cable cast on, knitting, purling, increasing, decreasing, picking up stitches, working a slip-stitch textured pattern (explanations provided), binding off, working an I-cord (explanations provided), making a sewn buttonhole loop (link to tutorial provided).

Pattern Description:

A very fun, seamless knit, Kyoto features an easy yet interesting lattice-like stitch. It made me think of a kimono or a samurai armor, so I named it Kyoto, a beautiful and mysterious city.


This cardigan is knit seamlessly from the top down. Sleeves are worked in the round. Stitches are then picked up on the front edges and collar to work the edging.


18 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches in stockinette

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 3mo (6mo, 12mo, 18mo, 24mo // 3yo, 4yo, 5yo, 6yo)
  • Finished garment has chest measurement of 18 (19, 21, 22, 23 // 24, 24.5, 26.25, 28.5) inches or 46 (48.5, 53, 55.5, 58.5 // 61, 62, 66.5, 72.5) cm.


  • 1.5 (1.5, 1.5, 1.75, 2 // 2.25, 2.5, 2.75, 3) skeins of Madelinetosh merino DK 100% merino; 225yd/206m per 100g/3.43oz skein or approximately 300 (350, 350, 400, 450 // 500, 550, 600, 675) yds or 275 (320, 320, 365, 410 // 460, 500, 550, 615) meters of similar DK weight yarn. Note: this pattern would look great in a variegated yarn.
  • US8 or 5mm double-pointed needles or size needed to match gauge (for sleeves) US4 or 3.5mm double-pointed needles (for I-cord ties.) US8 or 5mm circular needles or size needed to match gauge (for body).

You Will Also Need:

  • 4 stitch markers
  • 2 pieces of scrap yarn to use as stitch holder for sleeves
  • tapestry needle
  • 1 or several buttons of any size

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Madelinetosh tosh dk or other dk weight yarn that gets you gauge.
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My name is Lisa aka Frogginette, and I like to make things: knitted things and sewn things, mostly.
I design knitwear, with an emphasis on baby things at the moment.

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