PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS NOT A FINISHED GARMENT. THIS IS A PATTERN, i.e. INSTRUCTIONS TO MAKE THE GARMENT. This listing is for a PDF pattern containing directions to knit the Petites Feuilles Cardigan. The pattern will be available for download as soon as your payment clears (You will not receive a physical paper copy of the pattern. You will receive an email with a link to download the file). Please note that if you pay via eCheck on Paypal, it can take 3-5 days for your payment to be confirmed by Paypal.
Note: 10/23/2017 this design has been updated. The new version has button band and sleeve cuffs worked in 2x2 ribbing instead of garter. Length has also been added to the body across all sizes.
Petites Feuilles (“little leaves” in French) is an irresistible unisex cardigan with a fun, unusual construction (but still straightforward!) and lovely details: leaf motifs, optional pockets, elbow “patches.”
The garter and leaf hem of this cardigan is worked first, then set aside. The top part of the cardigan is knit seamlessly from the top down. It is then attached to the garter and leaf hem using a 3-needle bind off. Stitches are picked up along side edges and neckline to work buttonbands and collar. The sleeves are worked in the round. Optional pockets can be worked. Their lining requires some seaming. The pattern is both fully written and charted, to accommodate personal preference.
SKILLS REQUIRED: long-tail cast on, knitting, purling, increasing, decreasing, picking up stitches, yarn over, knitting in the round, three-needle bind off (explanations provided).
Finished garment has chest circumferences of 18 (18.75, 20.5, 21.25 // 22.75, 24.4, 25.25, 26.75, 28.5) inches or 45 (47, 51, 53 // 57, 61, 63, 67, 71) cm.
GAUGE: 20 sts x 30 rows = 4 inches or 10cm in stockinette stitch using larger needles 20 sts x 48 rows (24 ridges) = 4 inches or 10cm in garter stitch using smaller needles
YARN REQUIREMENTS: Approximately 275 (300, 350, 400 // 475, 525, 550, 600, 650) yds or 251 (274, 320, 366 // 434, 480, 503, 549, 594) meters of dk to worsted weight yarn.
NEEDLES/NOTIONS: US 8 or 5mm double-pointed needles or size needed to match stockinette gauge (for sleeves). US 8 or 5mm circular needle or size needed to match stockinette gauge. US 6 or 4mm needle or size needed to match garter stitch gauge.
6 stitch markers 2 stitch holders or pieces of scrap yarn for sleeves tapestry needle 4 (4, 5, 5 // 5, 5, 6, 6, 6) 3/4 inch or 2cm diameter buttons
Sep 5, 2016 by Marie A H
Great Pattern! I made one without the leaves since we do not know the gender of the baby and I put button holes on both sides, when the baby is born I will sew the buttons and close the un-needed holes. This way it can be passed down to other babies!!!
Aug 12, 2014 by hoylebear
A very sweet and unique pattern with clear and thorough instructions. The cardigan will make a lovely gift for my daughter on her first birthday. Thank you!
Apr 28, 2014 by Catherine Reade
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