A newborn cardigan.
A pattern with three sizes is available to purchase separately.
The cabled braid adds interest to the centre front. It closes with snaps, and pretty buttons can be sewn on top. The inner snap band is wide, so you can move the snaps a bit further when your baby grows.
The free version of this pattern is for the newborn size only: 0-3 months.
A pattern with two additional sizes (4-7 months and 8-12 months) is also available in my Ravelry store.
Note that wear can be extended due to the extra wide snap band. Check the measurements in the diagram.
Intermediate skills: casting on, knitting, purling, simple cabling (from chart or written instructions), increasing, decreasing, knitting in the round (for the sleeves), binding off.
Knitting two sleeves at the same time (optional).
What you’ll need
4mm (US 6) circular needle. The body can be knit with straight needles.
200 metres / 220 yards of DK yarn.
A cabling needle, a tapestry needle.
Three to six medium clear snaps.
The same or a smaller amount of buttons (optional).
12 stitch markers or loops of yarn. Preferably 2 pink, 4 green, 4 blue and 2 orange.
Two bits of cotton yarn or stitch holders for the sleeves.