The New Kid Cardigan

My grandmother Marguerite was a classy, refined, impeccably dressed woman and a Marine in WWII! All class with lots of grit and gumption and my niece Clemie is a spitting image of her. I had them in mind when I designed “The New Kid” cardigan as it is one that I envision my grandmother slipping over her children as their “go to” cardigan.

The New Kid is a perfect cardigan for an easy classic knit with a twist. A seamless garter stitch raglan with a knitted-on cabled edge. Knitted in a worsted weight yarn it will be sure to knit up as a quick gift. Better yet it is sized for newborn through age 10 to fit all sizes of new kids in your life.

Techniques used: Increasing, decreasing, knitting in the round, cabling. Instructions for the cabled edge are both fully written and charted.


  • Knitting Pattern - Written instructions, chart, schematic
  • 8 sizes from Newborn through Age 10
  • Imperial and Metric Measurements
  • Suitable for advanced beginners

Materials you need at home:

  • Approximately 300 (340, 370, 410) 470 (540, 690, 780) yards / 275 (310, 338, 375) 430 (494, 630, 713) meters worsted weight yarn.
  • US size 8 / 5 mm circular needle or size needed to obtain gauge with at least a 16” / 40 cm cord, plus dpns of same size or needles preferred for working small circumferences in the round.
  • 8 stitch markers
  • Cable needle
  • Waste yarn
  • Tapestry needle
  • Removable stitch marker (optional).
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