Preemie Estelle's Cardigan Knitting Pattern

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A dear friend of mine asked me to create a simple long sleeved cardigan for her to knit. And so this was designed for you, Estelle.

The cardigan is a top-down raglan sleeve garment. The collar is cast on and starts immediately. Next increases are worked to shape the front, back, and sleeves. The sleeves stitches are then placed on stitch holders, and the front and back are joined and worked straight, including the hem. The sleeve stitches are then picked up and worked in the round. The button band is worked as you go.

It is a quick and simple design that looks good in any colour. I hope you enjoy making this cardigan to keep a little one in your life warm and snuggly!


  • Any standard DK weight yarn (the medium preemie size used approx. 120m and the large preemie size used approx. 150m)
  • 4.0mm straight or circular knitting needles
  • 4.0mm DPNs
  • Stitch Markers
  • 4/5 buttons
  • Darning Needle

Difficulty: Beginner

Skills Used:

  • Knit & Purl
  • Increases & Decreases
  • Selvedge Edge
  • Knitting in the round (sleeves only)

Sizes Included:

  • 32cm chest circumference - approx. 3-4lbs - medium preemie
  • 36cm chest circumference - approx. 5-6lbs - large preemie
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Preemie Estelle's Cardigan Knitting Pattern

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I want this!