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Kate Oates is the designer for Tot Toppers & When I Grow Up. She enjoys designing hats and garments for babies and children in particular, these projects often reflect a whimsical spirit. Kate's When ...

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Gramps Cardigan (Baby & Kid)

from Tot Toppers
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Gramps Cardigan (Baby & Kid)
Gramps Cardigan (Baby & Kid)
Gramps Cardigan (Baby & Kid)
Gramps Cardigan (Baby & Kid)
Gramps Cardigan (Baby & Kid)
Gramps Cardigan (Baby & Kid)

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • working in the round
  • cabling
  • grafting live stitches together (kitchener stitch)
  • wrap & turn for short rows
  • basic increasing & decreasing

Pattern Description:

Doesn't your grandpa have a cozy cardigan to wear around the house? Mine does, and now my son has one to keep him snug and warm too. Cardigan is worked from the bottom up. Shawl collar is extended with short rows to be wider at the neckline. Cabling is worked on the fronts and modified for the sleeves, and the back is knit in a wide-wale rib. Cabling instructions are both fully written & charted. This pattern is sized for babies & children, there is an adult pattern available for Gramps as well! Pattern is written for experienced knitters. Video tutorial available for crossing cables before decreasing at tottoppers.com


19 sts and 31 rows per 4 inches in stockinette, 30 sts per 4 inches in Criss Cross Cable Pattern

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Finished Chest: 21.75 (23.25, 25.25, 25, 26.75, 29.25, 31.75) inches
  • Size: 6 months(12 months, 18 months, 2, 4, 6, 8)


  • 370(440, 500, 550, 630, 740, 840) yards dk to light worsted weight yarn

You Will Also Need:

  • Size 5(3.75 mm) and size 6(4 mm) circular needles and set of 5 DPNs in each size, stitch markers, cable needle; Notions: 4(4, 4, 4, 4, 5, 5) 1-inch buttons

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