For this pattern you may use*:
Yarn & Amounts: 1(2:2:3) 50g ball(s) of Merino 150 4PLY (100% merino wool, 150m/164yds per 50g).
Needles: 3 mm.
Notions: One button.
Gauge (tension): 26 stitches and 36 rows to 10cm/4ins square over stocking stitch using 3mm needles.
To Fit (suggested)
|Premature||0-6 months||6-12 months||1-2 years|
Actual Chest Measurements
Length (from shoulder)
My design ideas and advice: I am super excited about this design! Usually I don’t share early in designing because it can take several goes before it works however it’s always good to do something familiar differently!
This design was inspired by a blurry picture of Princess Charlotte’s cardigan when she was a toddler. I didn’t know what stitch was used or what details it had and I didn’t want to know, as I was using it purely as inspiration.
I started by doing a tension square, drew a rough sketch of a design idea & then worked out how many stitches to cast on, based on my tension square & stitch repeat.
This design is also inspired by knitters who pop into my studio – they have asked for 4 ply baby cardigans – so here it is! This cardigan is knitted in one piece until the armholes.
*the yarn I used for this pattern has been discontinued (a 2020 pandemic casualty) and so I’ve suggested the yarn above as a good substitute. I’ve helped visitors to my studio pick shades in this yarn for this pattern and it looked fab!