Papillon Baby Jacket

from Melissa Leapman Designs

Papillon Baby Jacket Pattern


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Knitting: Papillon Baby Jacket
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Pattern Details:

Pattern Details






Girls, Boys, Infant/Baby



Skill Level:

medium skill level requirement Intermediate

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Cables
  • Chart Reading

Pattern Description:

Knit this jacket for a special little one in your life! The back features a knitted-in butterfly motif created completely out of cabled stitches. With a button front and adorable collar, this garment will be a huge hit at any baby shower.

It is sized for 6 months, 12 months, 18 months, and 24 months babies, and the butterfly motif could easily be used to make squares sewn together to make a matching baby blanket.

Pattern includes detailed instructions and illustrations for all pertinent knitting techniques.


In Reverse Stockinette Stitch, 20 stitches and 28 rows = 4".

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Baby Size 6 months (12 months, 18 months, 24 months)


  • 430-645 yds of DK weight yarn
  • 4 buttons
  • Size 6 (4 mm) knitting needles

Suggested yarn:

430 yards of DK weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Brown Sheep Cotton Fleece


Dusty Sage #380

About Designer

About Designer

Melissa Leapman on

A widely-published designer, Melissa Leapman has published patterns in every premier needlecrafts publication in the country.

Melissa is the author of several bestselling knitting and crocheting books. Recent titles are Cables Untangled, Continuous Cables, Color Knitting the Easy Way, Mastering Color Knitting, and Stashbuster Knits.

Her most recent book is Knitting the Perfect Fit, ...

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