Little Nugget Sweater by Knitting Expat Designs

Little Nugget Sweater

February 2017
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
328 - 547 yards (300 - 500 m)
This pattern is available for £4.00 GBP buy it now

Please Note: I will be updating and revamping this pattern during 2019 (to include larger sizes) and once the updated pattern is released the pricing will also change for this design. Anyone who has purchased this version will automatically get the updated pattern when its ready.

I have always had it in my mind that I wanted to design a super simple baby sweater and ever since finding out I was pregnant with our first little nugget I was desperate to get one started. It took some time before I finally got round to it and even longer before I managed to get the pattern written up but now it is ready and I am so happy with how this design has turned out. It’s a simple top down raglan sweater with a slightly lower neckline at the front compared to the back making it more comfortable to wear. The little button closure on the neckline is there to help make the sweater easier to pull over a little ones head. Additionally, there are guidelines in the pattern on how to add a stitch pattern to the body section to allow for the ultimate customization of this design for your favourite little person.

What you will need:

Yarn - 300-500m of Fingering weight yarn (100-200g)

Needles – 3.75mm (US5) and 3.25mm (US3) 16 inch (40cm) circulars for body and longer cables for magic loop on the sleeves or DPN’s in both needle sizes.


  • Stitch markers,
  • Beginning of Round Marker (different from the rest),
  • Scrap yarn (or stitch holders),
  • Tapestry Needle,
  • 1 Button for collar

Gauge – 24 sts and 36 rows in 4 inches / 10 cm, in stockinette after blocking.

Sizes – The pattern includes 5 child sizes ranging from Preemie-Newborn up to 12-18 months. The sweater is intended to be worn with about 1 inch of positive ease so pick a size with this in mind. The sleeve and body lengths are easily adjusted to suit your requirements. I suggest you go through the pattern and highlight the numbers relevant to the size you are choosing to knit to avoid confusion when working through the pattern.

Size / Meters / Chest Circumference
Premie - Nb / 300 / 16 in/41cm
0-3 mon / 350 / 18 in/46cm
3-6 mon / 400 / 19 in/48cm
6-12 mon / 450 / 20 in/51cm
12-18 mon / 500 / 22 in/56cm