Baby's First Fair Isle Sweater

from Seamstress Erin

Baby's First Fair Isle Sweater Pattern


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Pattern Details:

Pattern Details

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Skill Level:

intermediate skill level requirement Advanced

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knit stranded
  • read a color chart
  • read a knitting pattern
  • work steeks

Pattern Description:

This simple cardigan for a young baby (0-3 months) is a modern interpretation of traditional fair-isle patterns.

The cardigan is knit in the round, bottom up and includes a steeked front. Sleeves are knit in the round separately, joined to the body at the underarm, and the yoke is knit in the round with decrease stitches giving it a raglan-like fit.

The original color palette was inspired by the New Mexico desert, but the pattern has blank spaces so that you can easily pick your own selection of colors.

Please don't hesitate to contact the author, Seamstress Erin, with any questions.


34 stitches and 38 rows = 4 inches in stranded stockinette stitch

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Baby 0-3 months


  • 1 skein each of 6 colors of fingering yarn
  • size 2 16" circular needles
  • size 2 double point needle set
  • crochet hook or sewing machine for steeks
  • stitch markers
  • yarn needle

You Will Also Need:

  • 6 buttons

About Designer

About Designer

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I'm a Ph.D. scientist who writes patterns and makes pretty things. I blog about Sew - Knit - Craft - Quilt - Needlework at

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