Free easy baby cardigan knitting pattern

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Free Easy Knit Cardigan

This baby cardigan pattern is a so personal pattern, in the sense that it was designed specifically for my sister’s daughter, and with specifics in mind. Because we were inspired by exotic forest plants, we called her the “Forest Fragrance”.

Color combination is were inspired by an forest plant endemic to Asia, and it is traditionally knowed as a kind of very special plant.

If you want to knit this pattern that knit a difference with its colors and design, you just enough to look at the pattern a little. Even if you haven’t knit a cardigan before, it won’t be too hard for you. And beginner knitters agree it is fun to knit top down baby sweaters because it is less stressful.

Baby girl cardigan pattern features

  • Skill level: Easy
  • Related Needle No: 4
  • Required materials: 1479 (1 Ball), 3335 (1 Ball), 31371 (1 Ball) by Nako Yarns, 3 Buttons
  • Season: Winter, Spring, Autumn
How to knit baby girl cardigan

How to knit baby cardigan:

BACK SIDE:

Cast on 107 stitches with yarn color no.1479. Knit 3 ridges of garter stitch and then change to stockinette stitch. After knitting for 2 cm, work as follows: knit 12, pick up 3 togs and cast off 2, knit 19, cast off 2, knit 33, cast off 2, knit 19, cast off 2, knit 12 along the row.

Decrease 2 more times in the same way on the same loops spacing 2 rows and continue knitting with 83 stitches. When the body measures 9 cm, change to yarn color no.3335.

After knitting 3 ridges of garter stitch and working 2 rows of stockinette stitch, work as follows: knit 9, cast off2, knit 13, cast off 2, knit 27, cast off 2, knit 13, cast off 2, knit 9 along the row.

Cast off 2 more times on the same points. Knit for a further 9 cm in total with yarn color no.3335 and change to yarn color no.31371 with 59 stitches. Knit 3 ridges of garter stitch and change to knit stitch. After knitting for 6 cm (totally 24 cm), cast off 3+2+2+1 stitches at both sides for the armhole. When the body measures 34 cm,  cast off remaining 47 stitches together and bind off.

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FRONT SIDE:

Cast on 56 stitches with yarn color no.1479. Knit 3 ridges of garter stitch and then change to stockinette stitch. Knit 2 rows and then work as follows: knit 12, cast off 2, knit 20, cast off 2, knit 18 along the row. Knit 2 rows and cast off 2 stitches on the same points 2 more times, decreasing to 44 stitches. Knit 3 ridges of garter stitch with yarn color no.3335 and after knitting 2 rows, cast off 2 stitches on the same points 3 more times and decrease to 32 stitches.

Change to yarn color no.31371.  Knit 3 ridges of garter stitch and continue with knit stitch. When the body measures 24 cm, cast off 3+2+1 stitches at one side for the armhole.

When the body measures 28 cm, cast off 1 stitch 6+2+2+3 times in the front middle part for the neck. When the body measures 34 cm, cast off remaining 13 stitches on the shoulders together and bind off. Knit the other front piece in the same way.

SLEEVES:

Cast on 38 stitches with yarn color no.31371. Knit 3 ridges of garter stitch and then change to stockinette stitch. Increase 1 stitch at both sides 4 times spacing 4 rows and reach to 46 stitches. When the sleeve measures 21 cm, cast off 1 stitch at both sides 2+5 times for the armhole. When the sleeve measures 25 cm, cast off remaining 32 stitches together and bind off. Knit the other sleeve in the same way.

NECK AND FRONT BORDERS:

Pick up 65 stitches on the needle around the neck with yarn color no.31371. Knit garter stitch for 2 cm and then cast off stitches together, and finish off. Pick up 51 stitches on the needle along the front middle part with yarn color no.31371. Knit garter stitch for 2 cm and then cast off stitches together, and finish off. Open 3 buttonholes on the right side.

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