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from Frogginette Knitting Patterns
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Clementina

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • casting-on, knitting, purling, increasing, decreasing, picking up stitches, working short rows (explanations provided), yarn over, working an I-cord (explanations provided).

Pattern Description:

A fresh and easy-to-wear cardigan, with an interesting, fun construction. Features short-row shaped fronts and an easy textured pattern for the borders.

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This cardigan is knit seamlessly from the top down to the armpits. The back stitches are then worked together with stitches picked up along each front raglans to form the body in one piece.
Short rows are worked to shape the front edges. Sleeves are worked in the round.

Please note: as can be seen in the profile photograph above, the back dips slightly compared to the front - more noticeably so for the larger sizes.


18 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches in stockinette

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 0-3mo (3-6mo, 6-12mo, 12-18mo // 2-3yo, 3-4yo, 4-5yo, 5-6yo)
  • Finished garment has chest measurement of 18 (19.5, 21.5, 23 // 24, 25, 26.5, 28.5) inches or 46 (49.5, 54.5, 58.5 // 61, 63.5, 67.5, 72) cm.


  • 1.25 (1.5, 1.75, 2 // 2.25, 2.5, 2.75, 3) skeins of Malabrigo Rios or approx. 250 (325, 375, 425 // 475, 525, 575, 625) yds or 240 (288, 340, 384 // 432, 480, 528, 576) meters of worsted weight yarn.
  • US8 or 5mm circular needles or size needed to get stockinette gauge (for body).
  • US8 or 5mm double-pointed needles or size needed to get stockinette gauge (for sleeves)
  • US4 or 3.5mm double-pointed needles (for I-cord ties.)
  • Note: body of garment is not knit in the round. However, circular needles are needed because they hold all the stitches easily and because of their flexibility.

You Will Also Need:

  • 2 stitch markers
  • 2 pieces of scrap yarn to use as stitch holder for sleeves
  • tapestry needle

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Malabrigo Rios or other worsted weight yarn that gets you gauge.
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Girls, Infant/Baby
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My name is Lisa aka Frogginette, and I like to make things: knitted things and sewn things, mostly.
I design knitwear, with an emphasis on baby things at the moment.

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