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Baby Venus Cardigan

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(6) Name: 'Knitting : Baby Venus Cardigan
Baby Venus Cardigan
Baby Venus Cardigan
Baby Venus Cardigan
Baby Venus Cardigan

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Navajo triple-ply knitting
  • tubular cast-on
  • short rows
  • grafting

Pattern Description:

A vertically striped, seamless cardigan, knit sideways in one piece. Speedy and great fun to knit. It utilizes short-rows, tubular cast-on onto two needles, grafting using waste yarn and a neck insertion. Minimal finishing required. Once the first short rows are established, the sequence is designed to be logical and easy to remember.

See the Venus Rising Cardigan for the adult version of this cozy sweater!

This project is also available as a kit from my website.


11 sts x 19 rows=4" in stocking stitch


  • 6.5 mm circular needle (at least 80cm long)
  • 8 mm circular needle or dpns

You Will Also Need:

  • 3 buttons
  • a small quantity of brightly-coloured contrast yarn of the same weight

Suggested yarn:

600 meters of Fingering weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Kauni Effektgarn

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About the designer

Lucy Neatby on
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia

Lucy is a full-time hand-knitting designer, teacher and the author of books including Cool Socks Warm Feet, Cool Knitters Finish in Style and A Little Book of BIG Holes for Hand-Knitters. She also ...

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