My friend Emma came to me lamenting the lack of stylish fingering weight, gender neutral baby cardigans available at the moment.
What else would I do, but create one for her.
This free pattern is written for 4ply/Fingering weight yarn, and to fit a newborn babe, approx 3-4kg (7-9lb) in weight, with an approx chest circumference of 37.5cm.
The pattern has a very gender neutral detail alongside the buttonbands, and has instructions for tapered long sleeves.
This pattern has you cast on at the neckline, and work flat utilising standard raglan increases until you reach the required chest size. From here the arm stitches are put on to waste yarn (or a stitch holder), and the body completed.
You are working the garter stitch buttonband as you go.
Once the body is completed, the sleeve stitches are returned to the needles and worked in the round to the required length. You will need to know how to knit small circumferences in the round to complete the sleeves – either utilising ‘Magic Loop’ or with Double Pointed needles. You will also need to know how to work a backwards loop cast on. If you are not familiar with these techniques you may need to reference a knitting guide book, or view videos on the internet.
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There is now a comprehensive sweater version of Emma Asked - Leopold! Written for 4ply/fingering weight yarn, and 16 sizes (from small newborn to 10 years), the sweater features the same textured detail down the centre of the garment, and deep rounded neckline.