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My mother taught me to knit, crochet and sew when I was a child. I live in England with my husband and dogs. We have two grown up children and two grandchildren.

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Knitted Diamond Child's Cardigan

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(6) Name: 'Knitting : Knitted Diamond Child's Cardigan
Knitted Diamond Child's Cardigan Striped version
Knitted Diamond Child's Cardigan Random/variegated version

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Knitting
  • A small amount of sewing

Pattern Description:

This knitting pattern was inspired by my Tunisian Diamond Jacket, for people who don't crochet but liked the pattern. It is worked mainly in garter stitch, one square at a time. The pattern has written instructions and charts. The options are endless, I have pictured a striped cardigan made with two shades of plain dyed yarn and a random/variegated version made with random/variegated yarn and plain. It is a good pattern for using all your left-over yarn up. Why not try a different colour for each square?


20 sts = 4" (10cm)

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 24" (61cm), 26" (66cm), 28" (71cm)


  • Double Knitting Yarn
  • 3 x buttons
  • 4mm (No 8) knitting needles
  • 3.75mm (No 9) knitting needles
  • 3.25mm (No 10) knitting needles
  • 4 x double ended 3.25mm (No 10) knitting needles

Suggested yarn:

328 yards of DK weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Robin or Patons