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This is a basic pattern for those of you who are beginner level, and the techniques you will need to know are casting on, casting off, knitting in garter stitch, knitting 1×1 ribbing, decreasing through K2tog, and picking up stitches.

The baby cardigan is knit in 5 pieces, the back, two fronts, and two sleeves, all are knit flat with straight needles and later seamed to finish.


  • DK Baby Yarn.
  • Main Colour/Yarn A – 1 (1, 2) x skeins of Baby DK yarn = 100g/250m/273ds.
  • Total yards needed for the main color – 273 (273, 546) yards.
  • Yarn Weight Guide (+ Conversion Chart)
  • Any medium-weight yarn.
  • Choose a baby-friendly washable yarn.


4.5 mm (US 7) knitting needles.


Level – Basic

This is a basic level knitting pattern and the techniques involved are the knit stitch, purl stitch, increasing, and decreasing.


  • 0-3 months
  • 3-6 months
  • 6-9 months


Small batch sales of finished pieces made from this pattern are permitted, but the seller must use their own photographs, and credit must be given to Handy Little Me as the designer.


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