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Baby Colorwork Cardigan Pattern Download

BY Purl Soho


Baby Colorwork Cardigan Pattern Download

BY Purl Soho

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Babies inspire some of our prettiest ideas, and when a little one is on the way or has recently arrived, we channel our best intentions into our knitting needles. One such result is our Baby Colorwork Cardigan! Previously known as our Baby Fair Isle Cardigan, we also updated the yardage requirements and colors because Posy has a new 50-gram skein size and a fresh palette of pretty hand-dyed colors. Soft, cozy, and machine-washable, Posy is perfect for the messy work of being a baby! Aside from these changes, our Baby Colorwork Cardigan remains the same crowd favorite with its super simple bottom up, one-piece construction. A built-in button band means no picking up stitches, and crochet-loop buttonholes save the complication of keeping track of when to knit one in. For more information, including materials, gauge, and sizes, please view Product Details, below.

Product Details

  • Main Color: 2 (2, 3, 4) skeins of Purl Soho’s Posy, 75% superwash merino, 15% cashmere, and 10% nylon. Each skein is 159 yards/ 50 grams; approximately 245 (310, 395, 510) total yards required.
  • Contrast Colors A, B, C, and D: 1 skein of Posy. Each skein is approximately 159 yards/ 50 grams; approximately 10 (10, 15, 15) yards of A and B; 10 yards of C; and 5 yards of D required.

We used the following colors . . .

  • Main Color, Mourning Dove
  • Contrast Color A, Maple Wood; Color B, Pink Papaya; Color C, Azalea Glow; Color D, Pink Nectar


  • Main Color, Drizzle Gray
  • Contrast Color A, Blue Dusk; Color B, Bellflower Blue; Color C, Cloudless Sky; Color D, Heirloom White

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28 stitches and 39 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch, using larger needles


Newborn (6 Months, 1 Year, 2 Years)

  • Finished Chest Circumference: 17 (19, 21, 23) inches
  • Finished Body Length From Bottom Edge To Underarm: 5 (6, 7, 8½) inches
  • Finished Body Length From Bottom Edge To Top Of Shoulder: 8½ (9¾, 11, 12¾) inches
  • Finished Sleeve Length: 5½ (6, 7, 9) inches

SAMPLES: The sweaters pictured here are sizes 6 Months and 2 Years.