Precious Heirloom Cardigan

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Precious Heirloom Cardigan Pattern


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Knitting: Precious Heirloom Cardigan
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Pattern Details:

Pattern Details






Girls, Infant/Baby



Skill Level:

medium skill level requirement Intermediate

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • basic lace
  • knit, purl
  • pick up sts

Pattern Description:

A true heirloom piece begins with luxury fibers---Angora! Simple bobbles start the pattern while beginning lace is introduced in this bottom up and sleeve down construction--which nicely eliminates all seams! Adding pearl buttons complete this Angelic look.

Copyright 2011 Lisa Ellis Designs.


4.5 sts and 6 rows = 4"
18 sts and 24 rows = 10cm

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 20.25 (22.5, 24.75, 26.75)" finished chest
  • 10.5 (11.5, 13.5, 14.5)" finished length
  • child's sizes 6-9 mth (9-12 mths, 12-18 mths 2-3 years)


  • 275 (310, 375, 460) sts of Aran weight wool/angora blend yarn
  • US 8 (5mm) straight, 16" circular needles and dpns
  • 3 (3, 4, 4) 1/2" buttons

About Designer

About Designer

lisaellisdesign on

I am a knitting instructor, published designer and mother of 2 teenage girls.
I am obsessed with knitting, love vegetable gardening and cooking.

My designs can be seen in over a dozen books and magazines as well as my "How To" knitting articles.

My latest endeavor is taping some "How To" knitting DVD's.

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