Dirghagama baby cardigan

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Dirghagama baby cardigan Pattern


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Knitting: Dirghagama baby cardigan
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Pattern Details:

Pattern Details

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Skill Level:

small skill level requirement Beginner

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • m1
  • yo
  • k2tog
  • p2tog

Pattern Description:

I wanted to make a cardigan that would be the perfect baby shower gift to give to anyone expecting a little girl. Originally made for the baby of a lovely lady, who studies the Dīrgha Āgama, this had to be the name of the pattern as well.

I have made a new version in sizes 3 months till 8 years in DK/8-ply yarn - see Dirghagama girl cardigan for sale

The pattern is made to fit a 6 months old baby (using the Craft Yarn Council's measurements), but of course babies are born different sizes. So, maybe it will fit from birth for a large baby or maybe it will fit from 1 year for a very small baby. I made it this particular size so that there is a relatively big chance of it fitting most babies at some point in their first year.

I hope you enjoy knitting this quick and simple 1 ball project and I am looking forward to seeing your versions of it :-)


The gauge in stockinette is 12 stitches per 10cm / 4" after blocking.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 45cm (18") circumference chest x 23cm (9") long and after blocking: 48cm (19") circumference chest x 23 cm (9") long


  • 6mm/US10 circular needle
  • 100g bulky yarn

You Will Also Need:

  • tapestry needle
  • blocking wires
  • 2 stitch holders
  • 6 stitch markers

Suggested yarn:

120 yards of Bulky weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Rowan Purelife British Sheep Breeds Chunky


Blue Faced Leicester

About Designer

About Designer

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I'm a programmer, academic and teacher, who loves anything archaeology and history related. I'm fairly new to designing my own knit-wear, which has grown out of a love for un-patterns and recipes. I love working in the round and working two identical items in one go.

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