Castille Baby Cardigan - Knitting

In Normandy and Loire countryside the cluster of small red currants is called Castille. It is an old name, fresh and sweet which is appropriate for this baby sweater, with its vintage flair.

It is knitted top-down with raglan sleeves. After separating body and sleeves stitches, the body is knitted back and forth with buttons band and buttonholes band. Then sleeves stitches that have been left on waste yarn are picked up and knitted in the round. You do not have any seaming to do! The sweater is worked in plain stockinette at the yoke and then in striped stockinette at the body and sleeves. The stripes pattern may vary according to your own choice. On this version it is a 4 rows/2 rows pattern. Simple, quick and efficient!


  • Illustrated knitting tutorial
  • Step-by-step instructions
  • 2 tutorials with photos
  • Diagrams
  • One size

Materials you need at home:

  • Size , 5 sizes 3 months, 6 months, 12 months, 18 months and 24 months
  • Gauge , 6 stitch markers (Ma, Mb, Mc, Md plus 2 markers for the button bands), tapestry needle; 6 (7, 8, 8, 9) buttons.
  • Needles and Hook , US 2 (3 mm) circular needle 80 cm (31 in). A set of 5 double pointed needles US 2 (3 mm) to knit sleeves in the round. Or whatever method that suits you to knit in the round. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge
  • Yarn , Fonty, BB merino [100% merino superfine superwash, 50 g (1.76 oz), 200 m (218 yds)]. 1 (1, 2, 2, 2) balls of main colour (MC). 1 (1, 1, 1, 2) balls of contrasting colour (CC).
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Pauline Walter

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