Sideways Babe

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Sideways Babe Pattern


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Knitting: Sideways Babe
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Pattern Details:

Pattern Details






Girls, Infant/Baby



Skill Level:

medium skill level requirement Intermediate

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • long tail cast on
  • casting off
  • knit
  • purl
  • knitting flat, knitting in the round
  • familiarity with stockinette
  • decreasing: k2tog, ssk
  • increasing: yo
  • picking up a stitch
  • crochet cast on (explained in pattern)
  • provisional crochet cast on (explained in pattern)
  • 3-needle bind off (explained in pattern)

Pattern Description:

A quick and fun sideways knit for a feminine, versatile, year-round cardigan. Short sleeves for the warmer seasons, then add the detachable sleeves and your little girl stays toasty when its cold. Or keep it simple with classic long sleeves.


20 stitches and 42 rows in garter stitch.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Finished chest of 18-19-20-21-22-23 inches, approximately 3-6-9-12-18-24-36 months.


  • 2 or 3 feature buttons
  • 10 plain, smooth buttons if you make the optional detachable sleeves
  • US 6/ 4mm (or size to obtain gauge) circular or straight needles for the body
  • US 6/4mm (or size to obtain gauge) circular or double pointed needles for the sleeves
  • US 7/4.5mm straight or circular needle, or size up from the gauge needle
  • US E-4/3.5 mm crochet hook, or size needed to match the size of the stitches in the cast off edge.
  • DK/8ply yarn - wool or wool blends work well
  • Size 3 months, 240-295 yds
  • Size 6 months, 270-335 yds
  • Size 9 months, 310-385 yds
  • Size 12 months, 350-435 yds
  • Size 18 months, 380-480 yds
  • Size 24 months, 440-560 yds
  • Size 36 months, 490-635 yds

You Will Also Need:

  • Two stitch markers
  • Waste yarn or stitch holders
  • Tapestry needle

About Designer

About Designer

Spartz on
by Spartz
Canberra, Australia
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I?m a wife, mum to two young girls (and two guinea pigs), a volunteer treasurer and serve the public four days a week. Knitting and designing is my favourite thing to do in my downtime - when I get some!

I like to focus on practical garments and seamless construction. I love exploring interesting knitting techniques, construction and colour plays.

And I have very little self-control in yarn ...

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