Demne by Annie Cholewa


DK (11 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch with larger needles
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
240 - 260 yards (219 - 238 m)
One size only: 0-3 mths
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This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

French translation available here, with thanks to Christine73

Demne is a first size baby cardigan worked from cuff to cuff in one piece. The seed stitch bands at hem, wrist, and neck, and the seed stitch button and buttonhole bands, are all knitted-in. The neck is wide for ease of dressing your little one.

Knitted in Roman stitch from above the left cuff across to the right cuff. The seed stitch left cuff is then knitted back from a provisional cast on. The bands of seed stitch at hem, front and neck, and the seed stitch right cuff, are knitted-in as you go. A provisional cast on is worked at the right button/
buttonhole band in order that this edge may subsequently be bound off to match the bound off edges of the left button/buttonhole band and the cuffs.

Requires just 100g of yarn.

Note: the left front must be begun with the second ball of yarn so if your chosen yarn comes in a 100g skein it will be necessary to wind it into two balls.

Demne really is free, not a penny to pay. But if you’d like to knit a Demne and you do have some pennies to spare perhaps you’d consider popping over to p/hop and making a teeny donation to Médecins Sans Frontières that will benefit babies who are almost certainly less fortunate than the little one you’re knitting for. Thank you.

This pattern is my copyright and is provided to you for your personal use only.

Errata for the earlier version of the PDF. These notes do not apply to the current download.
1. The row total given for the back (left column, page 4) should be 35 and not 36 rows.
2. The instructions for the Right Front – neck and shoulder (right column, page 4) should say:
Rows 16 and 18 as Rows 10 and 12
Break yarn
3. The number of stitches to be recovered for the right button/buttonhole band (left column, page 5) should read 45 and not 34.
4. The instructions for the left side seam (right column, page 5) should say: Using 4mm needles recover 34 stitches from the provisional cast on for the left front.