Delicate Cardigan

It is a great classic of baby's layette, its particularity is that it is knitted vertically and in one piece. It can be worn on either side (front or back buttoning), thanks to the shape of its neckline. For more comfort, it can also be made without seams.

The shaping of the model is ensured by the realization of shortened rows. They are explained in a step-by-step tutorial and photos included in the explanation. Easy to learn even for a beginner.

For more comfort you can make it seamless by making a temporary assembly for the sleeves. The technique is explained in a step-by-step tutorial and photos included in the explanation. The model is uni-sex for little girls you will dare the fancy buttons ... to decline in all colors according to your desires.

The model is made in Quality Rose & Lou of Plassard with needles 3 in garter stitch.

Yardage estimated 248/286/328/378/437/504 meters.

The model is knitted flat in garter stitch with straight needles.

Provide 2 buttons. The tension/gauge : 26 stitches and 50 rows in garter stitch = 10 cm (= 4" x 4 "). You can knit this model in other qualities with the gauge same.

Other yarn can be use : Quality Pingorex Baby of Pingouin, Quality Peques of Katia ...

The model is available in 6 sizes : new born, 3 months, 6 months, 12 months, 18 months and 24 months.

The knitting pattern includes full instructions with photos of the model. Each size is explained individually.

Suitable for intermediate (knit with a shortened rows) - Pattern language English. This pattern is available PDF download (13 pages) which includes 6 photos of the model, explanations of the techniques used and 2 tutorials step by step (for knit in shortened rows 5 pictures, and for the temporary mounting 6 pictures).


  • PDF knitting pattern with photographs (13 pages)
  • Photo tutorial step by step to knit in short rows (5 photos)
  • Photo tutorial step by step for temporary mounting with a hook (6 photos)
  • Metric measurements
  • Suitable for intermediate
  • 6 photos of the model

Materials you need at home:

  • 2/2/2/2/3/3 balls Quality Rose & Lou of Plassard (248/286/328/378/437/504 m)
  • knitting needles a pair of 3 mm métrique (UK : 11, US : 2 1⁄2 and Japan 5/0)
  • 1 cable needle of 3 mm (for the seamless version)
  • 1 stitch holders (or use a colored yarn)
  • 1 hook 3 (to carry out the optional open mounting for the seamless version)
  • Stitch markers (or use a colored yarn)
  • 2 buttons 1,8 cm in diameter
  • 1 scissors
  • 1 tapestry needle
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Thali Créations Designs

My name is Nathalie, I design knitwear classic with a stylish twist for preemies, babys, children's and woman's ... my own designs and other for yarn companies.

I love blending creative stitches for comfortable and original garments ... handmade knits garments that you can wear for all occasions.

I use modern construction methods make for a straight-forward and enjoyable knitting experience (explained in photo tutorials). For give you pleasure of wearing hand knits practical and beautiful.

I hope you will enjoy knitting my patterns as much as I have enjoyed creating them.

All my knitwear is created by myself handmade and made in France. My patterns are signed Thali Créations.

You can follow Instagram account @thalicreations, for see my new projects.

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