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For this baby cardigan, I used several of my favorite sweater design elements - bottom-up seamless construction, raglan shoulder shaping, and garter stitch borders. The body of the cardigan is worked back and forth on one circular needle and the sleeves are worked in the round, then the pieces are joined and worked together. The only “seams” are a few underarm stitches that are grafted together once the sweater is finished. The body has a slight A-line shape to accommodate diapers, and I left the sleeves wide enough to be rolled up if needed. I used Lily Sugar ‘n Cream yarn since it’s sturdy, machine-washable, and I happened to have plenty on hand, but feel free to use any soft, worsted-weight yarn that you prefer.
This is a PDF pattern that you can download upon purchase.
Difficulty level: Intermediate
3 balls Lily Sugar ‘n Cream in White (100% cotton, 120 yds/109 m per ball)
1 ball Lily Sugar ‘n Cream in Faded Denim (100% cotton, 95 yds/86 m per ball)
US 6 (4mm) circular needle
4 US 6 double-pointed needles
Stitch holders or scrap yarn
Five 3/4” buttons
kfb - knit front and back
k2tog - knit two together
ssk - slip, slip, knit decrease
Knitting flat on a circular needle
Knitting in the round with double-pointed needles
Grafting seam stitches together
Size: 3-6 months
Hem: 11” flat
Hem to underarm: 6”
Hem to shoulder: 11”
Sleeve cuff: 6” flat
Sleeves (hem to underarm): 6”
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