Beyond Puerperium is a very simply styled cardigan, with a focal buttonband running along the raglan shaping line.
The pattern is top down seamless in construction, and offers a wonderful blank canvas should one decide to embellish.
Beyond Puerperium is the comprehensive version of the free Puerperium Cardigan pattern.
It is a PEKAPEKA Multi Pattern, which means it is written for:
3 yarn weights (4ply/fingering weight, 8ply/dk weight, and 10ply/light worsted weight),
and each yarn weight is written for 7 sizes from birth (37.5cm chest) to 2years (52.5cm)
That is essentially 3 patterns in one document!
The pattern has instructions for straight knit sleeves, plus tailored tapered sleeves.
There are regular stitch counts throughout the pattern to help guide you along the way.
4ply/fingering weight version:
Gauge - 28sts/10cm on 3.25mm needles
Yarn quantities required - newborn 70g ~ 0-3m 80g ~ 3-6m 90g ~ 6-12m 100g ~ 12-18m 110g ~ 18-24m 120g ~ 2y 130g
8ply/dk weight version:
Gauge - 22sts/10cm on 4.00mm needles
Yarn quantites required - newborn 90g ~ 0-3m 110g ~ 3-6m 120g ~ 6-12m 140g ~ 12-18m 160g ~ 18-24m 180g ~ 2y 200g
10ply/light worsted weight version:
Gauge - 20sts/10cm on 4.50mm needles
Yarn quantities required - newborn 100g ~ 0-3m 120g ~ 3-6m 130g ~ 6-12m 150g ~ 12-18m 170g ~ 18-24m 190g ~ 2y 210g