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Bandit sweater kit | PREORDER

BANDIT is a whimsical cardigan for the playful thief in all of us.

It's designed by Jacqueline Cieslak, one of my favorite sweater designers, as part of a special collection she and I created for you.

The cardigan is inspired by Beatrix Potter’s timeless illustrations, featuring subtle gathers around the collar and cuffs, and named for Peter Rabbit, the daring childhood hero who knew how to claim a carrot that was rightfully his. With a seamless yoked top-down construction knit mostly in stockinette and unique folded hems for the collar and cuffs, this design is meant to be a comfort project, both in the making and wearing.

Bandit is the adult version and it includes 10 sizes to fit bust sizes from 36 to 72 inches. Both patterns include 7 original video tutorials to walk you through the unique finishing details.

You can download sizing information and the sweater schematic here, to help you plan your project.

A few important things:

  • Your kit includes just yarn. (Perfect if you already bought the pattern.)
  • You can add a mini-kit for Liberty of London fabric facings (includes 2 strips of Liberty fabric like Jacqui's and 2 strips of fusible, lightweight interfacing).
  • You can add our 48-page illustrated booklet (which has the patterns, essays, beautiful photographs and more) and it will ship with your yarn.

This is a preorder, which means it will ship in 4 to 6 weeks and sooner if I can. Shipping schedules can be impacted by lots of factors, but I do my best to keep you up-to-date and to maintain a first-in, next-out dye queue.

    Customer Reviews

    Based on 5 reviews
    Such lovely yarn

    The shade was just incredible; the colors shift in the light and in the stitch. I’m planning to make a tunic with this yarn, and I cannot imagine this yarn not being stunning as a garment.

    Beautiful Yarn

    Yarn is soft and a beautiful colour. It's a warm pink that will make me feel happy and cosy. I haven't look at the pattern or started completing the sweater yet, however, its going to be fun!

    Gorgeous Kit!

    I was a test knitter for Bandit and I loved it so much that I knew I needed a second. This yarn is stunning. My first was in the Caramel Apple colorway. It is such a nuanced shade - everything from a bit of the darkness of ash to warm caramel browns. After seeing it knit up I knew I wanted one in Autumn Light. I am thrilled with the color. There is so much depth to Anne's dyeing. She truly is a master craftsperson.

    Lovely yarn!

    I got the Meet Me on the Hill colorway and it just blows me away. The greens vary, but do not pool.

    Bandit Kit

    I absolutely love this yarn! I chose the Tea Rose colorway; the skeins are wonderfully matched. I cannot wait to create my own Bandit <3

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