Petites Feuilles Cardigan

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Petites Feuilles Cardigan Pattern


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Knitting: Petites Feuilles Cardigan
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Pattern Details:

Pattern Details






Girls, Boys, Infant/Baby



Skill Level:

medium skill level requirement Intermediate

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • long-tail cast on, knitting, purling, increasing, decreasing, picking up stitches, yarn over, knitting in the round, three-needle bind off (explanations provided).

Pattern Description:

Petites Feuilles ("little leaves" in French) is an irresistible unisex cardigan with a fun, unusual construction (but still straightforward!) and lovely details: leaf motifs, optional pockets, elbow "patches."


The garter and leaf hem of this cardigan is worked first, then set aside. The top part of the cardigan is knit seamlessly from the top down. It is then attached to the garter and leaf hem using a 3-needle bind off. Stitches are picked up along side edges and neckline to work buttonbands and collar. The sleeves are worked in the round. Optional pockets can be worked. Their lining requires some seaming.
The pattern is both fully written and charted, to accommodate personal preference.


20 sts x 30 rows = 4 inches or 10cm in stockinette stitch using larger needles
20 sts x 48 rows (24 ridges) = 4 inches or 10cm in garter stitch using smaller needles

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 3mo (6mo, 12mo, 18mo // 2yo, 3yo, 4yo, 5yo, 6yo)
  • Finished garment chest: 18 (18.75, 20.5, 21.25 // 22.75, 24.4, 25.25, 26.75, 28.5) inches or 45 (47, 51, 53 // 57, 61, 63, 67, 71) cm.


  • 2 (2, 2, 2 // 2, 2, 2, 3, 3) skeins of Mellifera Yarns merino dk 100% merino; 250 yards/229 m per 115g/4.06oz skein or approx 275 (300, 350, 400 // 475, 525, 550, 600, 650) yds or 251 (274, 320, 366 // 434, 480, 503, 549, 594) meters of dk weight yarn.
  • US 8 or 5mm double-pointed needles or size needed to match stockinette gauge (for sleeves). US 8 or 5mm circular needle or size needed to match stockinette gauge. US 6 or 4mm needle or size needed to match garter stitch gauge.

You Will Also Need:

  • 6 stitch markers
  • 2 stitch holders or pieces of scrap yarn for sleeves
  • tapestry needle
  • 5 (5, 5, 5 // 5, 5, 6, 6, 6) 5/8 inch or 1.5cm diameter button

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