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Knitted Baby Sweater – Rainbow

 knitted baby cardigan

I recently visited a local yarn store that opened by my house. It’s cute. They remodeled a downstairs and sell novelty yarn and pottery.  A few weeks ago, I spotted a store sample hanging by the window: A cotton knitted baby cardigan.

Now I’m not planning on having kids for a few years (have to find me a man first), but who can resist a miniature sized anything? I found the pattern from Plymouth Yarns and upon seeing it was “free with yarn purchase”, I made a yarn purchase.

Free pattern in hand and two skeins of Fantasy Naturale in Rainbow and I was ready to knit.

knitted baby cardigan

Detail of the Lace Raglan Top-Down Sleeve
The pattern worked up fairly quickly and I’m pleased with how it turned out. I followed the pattern exactly except I didn’t make the sleeves as long so it’s a 3/4 length knitted baby cardigan instead. It was a top-down raglan knit so super easy and minimal seams – just what a crocheter/ dabbling-knitter needs!

I especially like the bold color palette. You don’t normally see babies in brights, but I rather like it. What do you think?

knitted baby cardigan


Pattern Name: Fantasy Naturale Top Down Baby Sweater

Yarn: Fantasy Natural (2 hanks)

Needles: Pattern called for size 9, I used US 8 (and even then I thought my gauge was loose)

Size: 6 months

Back of Knitted Baby Sweater


  • Rowe

    July 7, 2011

    Love it! I’m having a baby girl in october and would love to see her in something this bright! pastels get so boring. I’m going to see if i can find that pattern

  • JJCrochet

    July 9, 2011

    I agree! Sometime I’m so tired of pastels and babies are so full of life they need happy colors. I got the pattern from my LYS so hopefully you can get your hands on one, too. Good luck locating the pattern and Congratulations on your pregnancy!

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