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Saoirse Baby and Toddler Cardigan

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Saoirse Baby and Toddler Cardigan
Saoirse Baby and Toddler Cardigan
Saoirse Baby and Toddler Cardigan
Saoirse Baby and Toddler Cardigan
Saoirse Baby and Toddler Cardigan

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knitting

Pattern Description:

This little short-sleeved cardigan is made all in one piece from the neck to the lower hem. You won't have to sew anything, except to add the buttons! The top part features lines of cables, while the lower part is made up in stocking-stitch with garter-stitch hem and edging. Instead of adjusting for size, I opted for changing the needle sizes. Also, I made the smaller size with a fuller "skirt" section, giving more room for busy little legs, and the larger size has a more stream-lined look. This cardigan is quick to make, so your tiny girl can have several in her wardrobe! Saoirse, pronounced Seer-sha, is an Irish name, the meaning of which is "Freedom."


Actual garment measurement at chest:
First size: 181/2 "
Second size: 20"
Third size: 22"
Note: if you find you need a tinier size for a preemie, or a larger size for a larger toddler, simply experiment with a small needle - and remember to check the gauge!


You will need:
Bernat Baby Sport solids - 100% Acrylic, 12.3 oz / 350 g, 1,256 yds / 1 148 m
Straight knitting needles:
First size: 3.75mm (9 U.K., 5 U.S.) and 4mm (8 U.K., 6 U.S.)
Second size: 4mm (8 U.K., 6 U.S.) and 4.5mm (7 U.K., 7 U.S.)
Third size: 4.5mm (7 U.K., 7 U.S.) and 5mm (6 U.K., 8 U.S.)
Cable needle
Yarn needle for weaving in ends and sewing on buttons
3 small buttons or toggles


Gauge: for a 4" square in stocking-stitch:
3.75mm: 24 sts + 28 rows
4mm: 22 sts + 24 rows
4.5mm: 20 sts + 22 rows

Gauge:

Gauge: for a 4" square in stocking-stitch:
3.75mm: 24 sts + 28 rows
4mm: 22 sts + 24 rows
4.5mm: 20 sts + 22 rows

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Actual garment measurement at chest: First size: 181/2 " Second size: 20" Third size: 22"

Materials:

  • Straight knitting needles: First size: 3.75mm (9 U.K., 5 U.S.) and 4mm (8 U.K., 6 U.S.) Second size: 4mm (8 U.K., 6 U.S.) and 4.5mm (7 U.K., 7 U.S.) Third size: 4.5mm (7 U.K., 7 U.S.) and 5mm (6 U.K., 8 U.S.)
  • Bernat Baby Sport solids - 100% Acrylic, 12.3 oz / 350 g, 1,256 yds / 1 148 m

You Will Also Need:

  • Cable needle
  • 3 small buttons or toggles
  • Yarn needle for sewing in ends and buttons

Suggested yarn:

350 yards of Sport weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Bernat Baby
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Girls, Infant/Baby
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I have been knitting for decades - aran sweater, designer garments, baby and toddler clothes. My recent foray into pattern designing has been so rewarding, and such fun - I am now often seeking ...

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