Clayton Baby Cardigan Pattern


This single pattern is available as a download.

My design ideas and advice: This baby cardigan uses the same stitch pattern that I used on the adult Clayton Vest, the pattern I shared with you yesterday. I love this stitch detail. I also love moss stitch, there I’ve said it! When I say I love moss stitch in the studio to visiting knitters I get two replies – “Oh yes, I love it too” or “Do you, I don’t!” Never anything in between! So this pattern is perfect for knitters, n o matter which of those replies they would have given. There are a few rows of stocking stitch alternating with moss stitch so, if you love moss stitch, you can knit the stocking stitch getting excited about when you will start the moss stitch again and, if you don’t you can relax on the moss stitch rows knowing that soon you will be knitting the stocking stitch!
This cardigan is unisex and I’ve kept it simple yet different by adding the button detail and then you can always add the perfect colour buttons on afterwards for baby.
This cardigan is knitted in one piece until the armholes.

For this pattern I used:

Yarn & Amounts: 1(1:2:2) 100g hank(s) of Fyberspates Vivacious 4 ply (100% Superwash Merino e100g/365m/399yds)

Needles: 3mm.

Notions: Two buttons.

Gauge (tension): 26 stitches and 36 rows to 10cm/4ins square over stocking stitch using 3mm needles.


To Fit Chest (suggested)
Newborn 3-6 months 6-12 months 1-2 years
Measurements (actual)
39 45 51 61 cm
15¼ 17¾ 20 24 ins
Length (from shoulder)
20 22 26 30 cm
10¼ 11¾ ins
Sleeve Length
11 12 14 18 cm
7 ins


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