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shadow ribs Pattern

Pattern Details

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Skill Level:

small skill level requirement Beginner

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knit and purl
  • inc and dec
  • maintain a patt st

Pattern Description:

A mini version of the adult knit, tranquil, this simple-to-knit shadow rib pattern produces a subtly ornamented fabric with slim vertical twists and plenty of stretch for a comfortable fit. Likes it precursor, shadow ribs is a modern-day baby cardigan for any occasion.

Body is worked all-in-one piece from the bottom-up. Sleeves are worked separately from the bottom-up. Pieces are blocked and seamed. Stitches are picked up along neckline and finished.


22 stitches and 28 rows = 4"/ 10cm in St st
23 sts and 28 rows = 4"/ 10cm in Shadow Rib

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 3 - 6 (12, 18, 24) months
  • Chest: 18 3/4 (19 3/4, 20 3/4, 22)"/ 47.5 (50, 52.5, 56)cm
  • Chest: 18 3/4 (19 3/4, 20 3/4, 22)"/ 47.5 (50, 52.5, 56)cm


  • Madelinetosh Tosh DK [superwash merino]: 2 (2, 2, 3) skeins
  • Or Approx Amount of DK weight yarn: 325 (375, 425, 500)yds/ 300 (350, 400, 450)m
  • 5 buttons 3/8"/ 12mm diameter or desired size

You Will Also Need:

  • stitch markers, stitch holders or waste yarn

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Madelinetosh Tosh DK

About Designer

About Designer

Lori Versaci on

Published in knitty and Twist Collective, Lori Versaci is the designer behind VERSACIKNITS. Interested in the use and mixture of texture, shape and finishing details, she has introduced classic garments with a fashion twist since 2009. Lori works from studios in New Jersey and Maine, where she also enjoys yoga, sailing, her four children, three dogs and husband (not necessarily in that order). ...

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