Inspired by grandads cardigan this simple and easy to knit raglan cardigan has mock cables running down the button band. The cardigan is knit flat and is perfect for a newborn or a toddler. It is shown in a soft wool/silk blend, but any fingering yarn would work well with this pattern. It can be knit for either a boy or a girl – the expression depend on the chosen colour.
Sizes: 0-3 (6-9, 12, 24) months
|0-3 months||6-9 months||12 months||24 months|
|Chest||11 inches28 cm||12 inches30 cm||12.5 inches32 cm||13 inches33 cm|
|Garment length||9 inches22.5 cm||10 inches26 cm||11 inches28.5 cm||12 inches30cm|
|Yarn requirements||325 yards/300 m||500 yards/460 m||650 yards/600 m||700 yards/640 m|
Gauge: 27 st and 36 rows = 4 inches / 27 st and 36 rows = 10 cm in St st.
Materials:Yarn: Fingering weight. See requirements in table
Needles: 3 mm/US 2½. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Other: tapestry needle, 7 buttons.