Mock Cable Baby Cardigan by Chiaki Hayashi

Mock Cable Baby Cardigan

July 2014
Any gauge - designed for any gauge ?
270 - 330 yards (247 - 302 m)
S(3-6month), M(6-12), L(12-18), XL(18-24)
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Attention!! This pattern works with different gauges with different sizes. The information above is for all the gauges and sizes.
So please check carefully the suggestions below from the size you would like to make and choose the right yarn and needle size for the gauge.

S(3-6month) Gauge - 5.5sts/1”(with
Suggested needle size - US 4-5
Yarn - Sport~DK
Malabrigo “Arroyo” ( shown in photos / white)
Madelinetosh “Pashmina/ sport”

M(6-12)Gauge - 5sts/1”(with
Suggested needle size - US 5-6
Yarn - DK~Worsted
Madelinetosh “Pashmina/worsted”
Tahki “Cotton Classic”

L(12-18)Gauge - 4.5sts/1”(with
Suggested needle size - US 7-8
Yarn -Worsted
Malabrigo “RIOS” ( shown in photos / pink)
Madelinetosh “Tosh vintage”
Ewe Ewe “Wooly Worsted”

XL(18-24) - 4sts/1”(with
Suggested needle size - US 8-9
Yarn - Filatura Di Crosa “Zara Plus”
Madelinetosh “Tosh vintage”
Malabrigo “Worsted”, “Twist”

Photos shown are - --
White - S size/ Malabrigo “Arroyo”
Pink - L size/ Malabrigo “RIOS”

They both are great machine washable yarns. You need only one skein for Arroyo(S size) and two skeins for RIOS(L size). I usually like to knit RIOS with 5sts/1” gauge, but for this project, knitting a little bit looser makes a softer garment with mock cables.

Note for designs

  1. This cardigan is an unisex design. The instructions come with buttonholes on both sides. When you sew the buttons on, you can simply close the holes.
  2. You can choose either 3 buttons or 5 buttons.
  3. The size of buttonholes will vary by yarn, so I recommend to buy buttons after making buttonholes.
  4. Mock cables are super easy and cute. You don’t need to use a cable needle. Instructions are on the pattern.
  5. After checking the gauge, you will need one 24”long circular needle and one same size straight needles.(You may use another circular needle.) - Start knitting with circular needle. When dividing sts at underarm, you use straight needles to knit sleeves and use circular needle as a stitch holder.
  6. Since you knit with different gauge for different sizes, please understand that the bigger size cardigan has chunkier look than smaller size cardigan. (The white cardigan is S size.)