Powder Blue short sleeved girl cardigan - knitting pattern

This charming cap-sleeved, swingy cardigan is the perfect timeless piece to add to any little girl’s summertime wardrobe, or as an extra layer in the Fall. Lovely over a crisp white dress, it is also comfortable enough to be paired with everyday play clothes. The cables and seed stitch create a sophisticated, rich texture that is designed to showcase yarns with great stitch definition.

Construction: This cardigan is knit seamlessly from the top down. Stitches for the cap sleeves are bound off, then the fronts and back of the cardigan are worked flat, then joined again and worked in one piece to the hemline. A simple cable pattern follows the raglan lines and continues into the body, gradually flaring out. The button bands are worked as you go.

Skills required: casting on, knitting, purling, increasing, decreasing, working a simple cable pattern (written instructions) binding off.

Sizes: 3mo (6mo, 12mo, 18mo // 2yo, 4yo, 6yo, 8yo) To fit chest: 16 (17, 18, 19 // 21, 23, 25, 26.5) inches or 40.5 (43, 45.5, 48.5 // 53.5, 58.5, 63.5, 67.5) cm. Garment chest: 17.25 (18.25, 19.5, 20.5 // 22.25, 25.25, 26.75, 27.5) inches or 44 (46.5, 49.5, 52 // 56.5, 64, 68, 70) cm.


  • Knitting pattern (pdf file)
  • US Imperial Measurements AND Metric Measurements
  • Sizes 3mo to 8yo
  • Suitable for intermediate knitters

Materials you need at home:

Yarn Requirements: Approximately 200 (225, 250, 275 // 300, 350, 425, 475) yards or 183 (206, 229, 251 // 274, 320, 389, 434) meters of worsted weight yarn.

Needles: - US 8 or 5mm needle (or size needed to match stockinette stitch gauge). - US 7 or .4.5mm needle (or one size smaller than above) - one cable needle.

Notions: - 8 stitch markers - 2 stitch holders or scrap yarn - tapestry needle - four 5/8-inch or 1.5cm buttons (or more if desired)

Gauge: 18 sts x 26 rows = 4 inches or 10cm in stockinette stitch using larger needle, after blocking 18 sts x 32 rows = 4 inches or 10cm in seed stitch using larger needle, after blocking Please adjust your needle size if needed to achieve gauge.

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Originally from France, I have been living abroad for as long as I can remember, with one brief parenthèse of Parisian life during my college years. After almost 12 years in the US, I am now living in Northern Germany with my husband and 2 kids.

I published my first pattern in 2008, and have been designing ever since, with a particular love for children’s knits that are timeless yet whimsical.

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