Seedling by White Rabbit Designs


September 2016
DK (11 wpi) ?
22 stitches = 4 inches
in stocking stitch
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
186 - 700 yards (170 - 640 m)
15"/37.5cm (newborn) to 23"/58cm (4 years)
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While playing with my newborn daughter the last thing that I thought would happen would be an idea for a cardigan – especially seeing as how it was summer! However that is precisely what happened. Seeing as how she was growing like a weed and it incorporated some seed stitch thus ‘seedling’ was born.

Seedling is a DK weight side fastening cardigan ideal for babies through to 4 year old. A great way to display some of your button collections as well! There is approximately 2 to 2 ½ inches of ease. This cardigan was designed to be messed with, stripe it, add lace or cables, make it short sleeved – so much possibility!

I have worked and tested with hand dyed yarn from Casey at Let Them Knit ( ) My testers used both the merino and the 100% wool. Casey is very talented at both semi solid colourways, as well as some pretty special gradients. She is also available for custom orders on a regular basis.

With a 211m/100gm DK weight yarn you will be able to create the 15” with one skein, and the 16”- 21” with 2 skeins (there may be slight yardage chicken on the 21”) and the 22”and the 23” will be possible with 3 skeins.

A massive thank you to all my lovely, long suffering testers! I wouldn’t have been able to do this pattern without your patience, knowledge and gentle advice. This pattern is available for personal use and for small scale production i.e. craft stalls