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Linea baby cardigan

from Just Jussi
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Linea baby cardigan
Linea baby cardigan
Linea baby cardigan

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knit
  • purl
  • decrease
  • pick up stitches
  • read a chart
  • 2 colour colourwork
  • knit in the round

Pattern Description:

Linea is a deceptively simple and elegant colourwork cardigan for boys and girls up to the age of 2 years.

The simple plain/purl stitch pattern of the body and sleeves involves into an equally simple 2 colour pattern, but the twist is the lovely detail lines created by the raglan decreases.

The knitter must be confident enough to extrapolate pattern placement from a chart (there are also written instructions for the stitch pattern, but the placement requires a small amount of thought) that said it is not overly scary!

Circular needles are required as although the garment body is knitted flat, the dexterity of circular needles are required for the yoke. DPNs are suggested for the sleeves, however I expect you to use your preferred method of working in the round.

The body of the garment is worked in MC (main colour) I would suggest a solid colour and the CC (contrast colour) works well if it is a contrasting multicoloured yarn or hand paint. Linea is a great way to use a small amount of beautiful yarn for a special child.

You choose whether to have long or short sleeves.

If you are looking for a similar pattern in DK weight yarn, tryTrackwork alternatively my pattern "Trelise" will be published shortly and is a DK version of Linea in sizes up to 10 years.

This pattern has been test knitted and tech edited.


28 sts x 38 rows = 10 cm (4 in) in main pattern using larger needles.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 0-3 (3-6, 6-12, 12-24 mths) 58 (62, 66, 70) cm / 23 (25, 26.5, 28) inch chest (Child measurements)


  • Yarn 4ply / fingering weight yarn 100% wool 50g / 165m 1.76 oz / 180 yd. 2 (3, 3, 3) balls MC 1 ball CC
  • Needles 3 mm circular 50 cm (20 in) 3.25 mm circular (any length 50 cm. (20 in) or over). 3mm dpns 3.25 mm dpns (Or size needed to achieve gauge)
  • Accessories 4 opening (safety pin style) st markers (or small safety pins) 4 standard stitch markers 4 safety pins Stitch holders or scrap yarn

You Will Also Need:

  • Buttons etc 1 button 1cm in diameter
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Girls, Boys, Infant/Baby
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