Preemie Broken Checkerboard Cardigan by Samantha Main

Preemie Broken Checkerboard Cardigan

February 2020
DK (11 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in Stocking Stitch knitted flat & unblocked
US 6 - 4.0 mm
82 - 98 yards (75 - 90 m)
One Size - Medium Preemie
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This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

This is a top-down raglan shaped cardigan, designed for preemie babies in two sizes. For ease and speed (since we want to help as many teeny babies as possible) the collar, hems, and button band are all knitted as you go.

This is a quick and simple design that looks good in any colour. One piece. No seams. Finished in approximately 3-4 hours.

The bottom of the cardigan features my broken checkerboard pattern, which you may have seen on a few of my other designs.

~ Any standard DK weight yarn (approx 300m/ 100g)
~ 4.0mm knitting needles
~ Stitch Markers
~ 4/5 buttons
~ Darning Needle

Difficulty: Beginner
Skills Used:
~ Knit & Purl
~ Increases & Decreases
~ Selvedge Edge

~ Gauge: 20 sts x 28 rows
Over 10cm x 10cm of stocking stitch unblocked
~ Finished Measurements: 32cm chest - medium preemie - 3-4lbs approx/ 36cm chest - large preemie - 5-6lbs approx