Baby cardigan: Tristan

Tristan cardigans
Tristan cardigans
Tristan cardigans

My first baby pattern is published!

I published the newborn size (0-3 months) of this cardigan pattern for free :) another pattern is available with two additional sizes. All in all it covers 0-12 months.

A cabled braid adds interest to the centre front. It closes with snaps, and pretty buttons can be sewn on top. The inner snap band is wide, so you can move the snaps a bit further when your baby grows.

Tristan diagram 3 sizesSizes
S 0-3 months, M 4-7 months, and L 8-12 months.
Wear can be extended due to the extra wide snap band.

Skills
Intermediate skills: casting on, knitting, purling, simple cabling (from chart or written instructions), increasing, decreasing, knitting in the round (for the sleeves), binding off.
Knitting two sleeves at the same time (optional).

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Newborn size

 

Three cardigans in three sizes, my pattern, with a cabled braid detail.
Three cardigans in three sizes, my pattern, with a cabled braid detail.

 

Tristan newborn cardigan
Tristan newborn cardigan

 

Tristan cardigans
Tristan cardigans

What you’ll need
4mm (US 6) circular needle. The body can be knit with straight needles.
200 {260} 360 metres / 220 {285} 395 yards of DK yarn.
A cabling needle, a tapestry needle.
Three to eight medium clear snaps.
The same or a smaller amount of buttons (optional).
12 stitch markers or loops of yarn. Preferably 2 pink, 4 green, 4 blue and 2 orange.
Two bits of cotton yarn or stitch holders for the sleeves.

 

Three cardigans in three sizes, my pattern. Orange is 65% alpaca, 35% silk, grey is superwash wool, green the most yum mossy green wool yarn ever: 50% Bluefaced Leicester, 25% Masham, 25% Wensleydale.
Three cardigans in three sizes, my pattern. Orange is 65% alpaca, 35% silk, grey is superwash wool, green the most yum mossy green wool yarn ever: 50% Bluefaced Leicester, 25% Masham, 25% Wensleydale.

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