in threes: a baby cardigan
Please Note: You will receive both the French and English version of the pattern with your purchase--they are two separate PDFs and both will be available in your library!
Good things certainly do come in threes—at least, that’s how I feel as I await the arrival of my third daughter. When I sat down to knit for a baby girl, I knew there were 3 things I was looking for in a pattern: no seams, one skein, and something she could wear no matter the season. When I couldn’t find it, I designed it.
With a basic design suited to a beginner, but enough interest to entertain a more experienced knitter, 1-2 skeins of yarn, and sizing up through a 24 inch chest, the in threes baby cardigan certainly has it all.
This is designed to be an open, loose-fitting garment and there are approximately 4 inches of ease built into the body as designed. Some knitters prefer to knit a size smaller with extra length for a snugger fit, while others choose to knit as designed, allowing children to wear the garment to the maximum age and beyond. If you are knitting for a preemie or a newborn, you can use smaller sized needles or consider DK weight yarn. Similarly, the size 5 will fit up to a 27 inch chest with no ease…my 8 year old daughter wears one with extra length!
0-6 months (12 months, 18 months, 2T, 3T, 5) These roughly translate to a child’s chest size of 17 (18, 19, 21, 22, 24) inches.
1 (2, 2, 2, 2, 2) skein(s) of Malabrigo Merino Worsted at approximately 210 yards a skein.
Other yarn possibilities include Dream in Color Classy or Malabrigo Rios.
19 stitches to 4 inches in stockinette
needles and notions:
5.0 mm circular needle (24 inch cord or longer), or size needed to obtain gauge; darning needle; 3 small buttons; 4-6 stitch markers