Diamond Cardigan

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Diamond Cardigan Pattern


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Knitting: Diamond Cardigan
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Pattern Details:

Pattern Details









Skill Level:

small skill level requirement Beginner

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • basic knitting

Pattern Description:

The front bands on this seamless, top-down sweater are knit on after the body is completed. Directions are give for making 5 buttonholes but some samples were made with just 3 buttonholes and that works well too.

The Diamond Pattern on the lower body continues around the back of the sweater and the easy crossed stitches of the pattern do not require a cable needle to do.

Yardage = Size 0-3 mos: 3-6 mos: 255 yds,
6-9 mos: 310 yds, 9-12 mos: 362 yds.


19 sts/26 rows = 4" in stockinette st
20 sts/28 rows = 4" in Diamond Pattern st

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 0-3 (3-6, 6-9, 9-12 mos


  • US8 (5.00mm) needles (straight & dpns)

You Will Also Need:

  • 3 or 5 buttons, stitch markers, tapestry needle, waste yarn

Suggested yarn:

362 yards of Worsted weight

About Designer

About Designer

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My great-aunt taught me to knit when I was a child of about 8 yrs old so I've been knitting "forever". For the past 2 years I've been designing baby sweaters and selling the patterns. After I retired a few years ago, I started knitting for charity. I knit mostly baby sweaters and send them to Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in SD. Selling the patterns I design helps to cover the cost of yarn and ...

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