Pattern: Upscale Baby Cardigan


This was designed as a baby gift for a co-worker who likes fashion and accessories. So I thought she would enjoy the texture motif on this little cardigan for her wee one! Minimal seaming, raglan sleeves, and a single button at the top also add to its appeal.


  • Finished chest circumference of approximately 18.25”
  • Finished length of approximately 10”
  • Sleeve length 5.5"
  • To fit actual chest circumference of 16”

Skills required

  • Knitting, purling
  • Decreasing
  • Yarn overs
  • Chart reading
  • Using DPNs (or another technique to achieve the same thing, such as Magic Loop)

Materials needed

  • Yarn: One ball of Hayfield "Baby Bonus 4 ply", 100% acrylic, 510yds/100g, colour 964
  • Needles:
    • Three 2.75mm straights (two for working with, one as a spare to hold stitches temporarily)
    • Set of 2.75mm DPNs
  • Five stitch holders
  • One button (about a half-inch in diameter)
  • (optional) Four stitch markers


  • One horizontal repeat of chart = 9.5”
  • One vertical repeat of chart = 4 1/8”

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