Baby Charley Cardigan Pattern


This single pattern is available as a download.

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).

Metres: 150(250:300:450)m.

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
38 44 50 60 cm
14¾ 17½ 19½ 23½ ins
Length (from shoulder)
18 20 24 28 cm
7 11 ins
Sleeve Length
11 14 16 20 cm


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!

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