Leopold by Kelly van Niekerk


July 2015
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
28 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in Stocking stitch (blocked)
US 3 - 3.25 mm
219 - 1203 yards (200 - 1100 m)
16 sizes: 35cm to 72.5cm chest circumference (approximately newborn to 10 years)
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My Leopold loves to look smart, while still having a little flair. This sweater was designed for him; with it’s unobtrusive detail panel, and lightweight fabric, it is just what Master 7 was looking for!

Leopold is the expanded interpretation of the free newborn-sized Emma Asked cardigan.

Leopold has you cast on at the neckline, and work flat utilising standard raglan increases and creating a rounded neckline. From here the work is joined in the round and worked until a specific stitch count is reached. At this point arm stitches are put on to waste yarn (or a stitch holder), and the body completed. You are working the textured panel down the front of the sweater 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.


  • applied i-cord (for edgings) backwards loop cast on (underarms & front of neck) knitting small circumferences in the round (sleeves) long tail cast on (for neckline) working top down raglan construction

If you are not familiar with these techniques you may need to reference a knitting guide book, or view videos on the internet.

please note that White Gum Wool 4ply has phenomenal meterage!

Ways to purchase Leopold:
Individually for $5
Unisex Classics eBook’ (a collection of 3 unisex children’s patterns) for $9