Three colour 8ply cardigan - knitting pattern - Phoebe

This 8ply set in sleeve cardigan is knitted in three colours. It has a round neck, 1x1 rib bands and striped sleeves.

Pattern sizes: 2 (4-6-8) years.

To fit chest: 55 (60-65-70) cm [21¾ (23½-25½-27½) ins]. Actual measurement: 63 (69-74-79) cm [25 (27-29-31) ins]. Length: 40 (44-48-52) cm [15¾ (17¼-19-20½) ins].

Yarn required: Carnival 8ply Double Knitting Yarn, 100g balls@310m. 1 (2-3-3) balls Main Colour. 1 (1-2-2) balls 1st Contrast. 1 (1-2-2) balls 2nd Contrast.

Needles required: A pair of 4.00mm (UK 8, US 6) knitting needles. Wool needle for sewing up.

Other requirements: A stitch holder; 7 (7-8-8) buttons.

Tension: 22 sts and 30 rows to 10cm [4 ins] over stocking st, using 4.00mm needles.

Pattern rating: Easy.

Please note that this pattern is protected by copyright and you do not have permission to copy or resell this pattern. You may, however, sell the knitted product.


  • PDF knitting pattern
  • Child's cardigan in 8ply yarn
  • Ages 2 to 8 years
  • Easy pattern rating

Materials you need at home:

  • Yarn required Carnival 8ply Double Knitting Yarn, 100g balls@310m., 1 (2-3-3) balls Main Colour., 1 (1-2-2) balls 1st Contrast., 1 (1-2-2) balls 2nd Contrast.
  • Needles required A pair of 4.00mm (UK 8, US 6) knitting needles.
  • Wool needle for sewing up.
  • A stitch holder.
  • 7 (7-8-8) buttons.
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Jennifer Lee

I have been addicted to knitting for over 35 years (I started very young!) and I love being able to take a ball of yarn and a pair of needles and make something gorgeous and individual yet practical.

As a child I designed and knitted clothes for my toy elephants (elephants are my other obsession), during high school I knitted baby clothes and sold them at local craft markets then during my university days I knitted for a local yarn shop. While knitting was my passion, at that stage I never thought of making it my career.

After spending 10 years in the medical profession I came across a job ad for a knitting pattern design writer and suddenly I realised it was possible to combine my passion with my work. I was lucky enough to get that job and I have been working as a pattern writer, pattern designer and proofreader ever since.

As well as creating my own designs, I continue to work for yarn companies in Australia and overseas.

Along with my love of knitting, I hold Diplomas in both Comprehensive Writing and Professional Book Editing, Proofreading and Publishing.

I love what I do and I hope you will enjoy knitting my patterns as much as I have enjoyed creating them.

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