Sporty Raglan Baby Cardigan by Linda Jo Park

Sporty Raglan Baby Cardigan

January 2018
Aran (8 wpi) ?
18 stitches = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch with larger needles
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
300 - 400 yards (274 - 366 m)
3-6 months, 6-12 months
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I came up with this pattern to use for charity knitting. I make a lot of baby layette sets and wanted a cardigan that was a little more masculin for baby boys.

This sporty little cardigan is knit from the top down. It features raglan shoulders and 1 by 1 ribbing for the collar, bottom welt, sleeve cuffs, and button bands. It’s a fast and easy knit.

The yoke is done in Intarsia so there will be no floats from changing colors. It is a good pattern for beginning Intarsia knitters to use.

I highly recommend you use a strand of contrasting color yarn to hold the sleeve stitches when completing the body. I found it is almost impossible to use stiff metal stitch holders because of the nature of how this garment is knitted. If you do not want to use yarn, the Clover flexible stitch holders work great.

This cardigan requires 1 skein each of 2 colors of worsted weight yarn, but you can use any number of colors you want. You will need 5 half or three quarter inch buttons too. (The buttons on the model were purchased at Joann’s Fabric and Craft)

I wrote this in 2 sizes, 3-6 and 6-12 months, because those are the two sizes of baby items I regularly make for my charity group.

I give permission to shop owners to give copies of this pattern away with a purchase.