How to Knit a Ruffle-Patterned baby cardigan with Two Needles
If you're looking for a cute and unique baby cardigan
to knit, why not try making one with a ruffle pattern
? This cardigan is perfect for keeping your little one warm and stylish, and it's easy to knit
with just two needles
. Follow our step-by-step guide below to make your own.
Materials You'll Need:
- 4 skeins of baby weight yarn
- Size 6 (4 mm) straight knitting needles
- Stitch markers
- Tapestry needle
- 3 buttons
Step 1: Cast On and Knit the Back
Cast on 58 stitches and knit the back piece of the cardigan in garter stitch (knit every row) until it measures 8 inches from the cast-on edge. Bind off all stitches.
Step 2: Knit the Two Fronts
For the fronts, cast on 30 stitches for each side and work in garter stitch until each front measures 7 inches from the cast-on edge. Bind off all stitches.
Step 3: Knit the Sleeves
For the sleeves, cast on 26 stitches and work in garter stitch until the sleeves measure 6 inches from the cast-on edge. Then, increase 1 stitch at each end of every other row until there are 44 stitches on the needle. Continue knitting until the sleeves measure 8 inches from the cast-on edge. Bind off all stitches.
Step 4: Sew the Sleeves to the Back and Fronts
With a tapestry needle, sew the sleeves to the back and fronts, leaving the underarm seam open. Use stitch markers to keep the pieces aligned.
Step 5: Knit the Ruffle Pattern
Now it's time to knit the ruffle pattern. Starting at the right front edge, pick up and knit 86 stitches evenly along the front edge, across the back neck, and down the left front edge. Place a stitch marker at the center back neck.Row 1: *Knit 2, purl 2, repeat from * to last 2 stitches, knit 2.
Row 2: Knit all stitches.Row 3: *Purl 2, knit 2, repeat from * to last 2 stitches, purl 2.Row 4: Knit all stitches.
Row 5: *Knit 2, purl 2, repeat from * to last 2 stitches, knit 2.Row 6: Knit all stitches.Row 7: *Purl 2, knit 2 together through the back loop (k2tog tbl), repeat from * to last 2 stitches, purl 2.Row 8: Knit all stitches.Row 9: *Knit 1, yarn over (yo), knit 2 together (k2tog), repeat from * to last stitch, knit 1.Row 10: Knit all stitches.
Step 6: Add the Buttons
Sew the buttons onto the left front, aligning them with the buttonholes on the right front.
Congratulations, you have just completed your very own ruffle-patterned baby cardigan! This adorable and cozy sweater
is perfect for keeping your little one warm on chilly days, and the ruffle pattern
adds a cute and unique touch. Customize your cardigan by choosing different colors of yarn or buttons. We hope you enjoyed following our tutorial and that you have fun knitting