Preemie Broken Checkerboard Cardigan by Samantha Main

Preemie Broken Checkerboard Cardigan

by Samantha Main
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 - 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 around 5-6lbs. 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) - uses 25-30g
~ 4.0mm knitting needles
~ Stitch Markers
~ 4 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 - preemie - up to 6lbs approx