Oliver’s cardigan with love is a thin cardigan worked in one piece top-down with simple raglan shaping. Stitches are cast on for the neck, then markers are placed to define the raglan shaping. The knitting is worked flat, with increases to create the raglan line. The neckline is lowered with short-rows at the neck for a better fit. The button bands are worked in one piece with the cardigan and the buttonholes start below the rib at the neck (to avoid buttons at the chin). While working the raglan increases, a heart in reverse stockinette stitch is worked at the back. After working the raglan increases, the stitches from the sleeves and body are divided and work is continued to complete the body. Afterward, the sleeve stitches are picked up and worked in the round to the cuff.
0-1 (3, 6, 9, 12-18) months
The finished measurement around chest is 45cm/17.75” (48cm/19”, 51cm/20”, 52.5cm/20.5”, 57cm/22.5”)
Note! Babies are different in sizing, so measure the child before deciding upon a size.
27 sts x 36 rows over 10cm x 10cm/4” x 4” with 3.0mm/US 2½ needles in stst after wet blocking.
Approx yarn estimate: 275/300 (300/337, 350/382, 400/437, 450/492) m/yd Coast by Holstgarn, light fingering weight, 55% merino, 45% cotton, 350m/383yd per 50g/1.76oz
The pattern is suitable for a large range of light fingering weight yarns. You could choose a yarn with linen or wool content, or a natural woolen yarn would be very suitable, too.
2.5mm/US 1½, 80cm/32” circular needle for the rib at the neck and hem.
3.0mm/US 2½, 80cm/32” circular needle as main needle for the cardigan.
3.0mm/US 2½, double pointed needles for sleeves
2.5mm/US 1½, double pointed needles for rib at the sleeves
Waste yarn for “darning”/weaving the heart at the back and placing sleeve stitches on hold
Stitch markers for raglan
Unique markers for the heart
Tapestry needle and 6-8 buttons (1.5cm/0.5”)