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

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Papillon Baby Jacket

from Melissa Leapman Designs
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Papillon Baby Jacket
Papillon Baby Jacket
Papillon Baby Jacket
Papillon Baby Jacket

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


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