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Canberra, Australia

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 ...

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Winter Garden Cardigan

from SparrowPlay
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Winter Garden Cardigan
Winter Garden Cardigan
Winter Garden Cardigan
Winter Garden Cardigan

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knitting flat
  • knitting in the round
  • yarn over
  • increasing by m1 and kfb
  • purling
  • slipping stitches
  • longtail cast-on
  • binding off
  • decreasing by k2tog and ssk
  • optional basic embroidery

Pattern Description:

A warm cardigan for little girls featuring bobbles and an easy slip-stitch mosaic pattern. Mosaic colourwork is deceptively simple and the cardigan knits up surprisingly fast.

The cardigan is top-down and seamless and its yoke is embellished with contrasting colour and small bobbles for interest. Add some lazy daisies to the yoke or, if your buttons don't need the competition, leave them plain.

The body of the cardigan is knit back-and-forth and the sleeves are knitted in the round. You will need three colours.


22 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches in Stockinette on 4 mm needles

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 9 months, 18 months, 3, 4, 6 and 8 years


  • 8ply/DK wool or wool-blend yarn in three colours.
  • Choose yarn that will bloom when washed and blocked. I do not recommend yarn with crepe construction.
  • Main colour (200-280-375)(440-535-605) m/(220-305-410)(480-585-660) yd
  • Contrast colour (100-125-165)(200-250-295) m/(110-135-180)(220-275-320) yd
  • Highlight colour (25-28-32)(35-8-41) m/(27-31-35)(38-42-45) yd plus extra if you decide to do lazy daisies.
  • 3.75mm/US5, 4mm/US6, 4.5mm/US7 needles OR size to obtain gauge.
  • Staight or long circular needles for the body.
  • Circular or double-pointed needles for the sleeves.
  • 5 buttons (approx. 15mm / 5/8th inch diameter).

You Will Also Need:

  • tapestry needle to weave in ends and for optional embroidery
  • 4 stitch markers
  • Waste yarn or stitch holders

Preferred Brand/Yarn:



Choose three colours you love. The pattern works well with variegated yarn as one of the colours.