Everyday Baby Knitting Pattern


Four tiny top-down sweaters to knit


Based on the Everyday Cardigan and Everyday Pullover patterns that were designed for adult women, Everyday Baby is a collection of simple quick knits for Newborn to 4T.

The main pattern (View A) is a long-sleeved cardigan with a ribbed yoke and seed-stitch accents. View B switches out the long sleeves for simple cap sleeves, which are created with the use of short rows. Views C and D are pullover variations, one for each sleeve length.

Knit almost entirely in stockinette stitch, the pattern is straightforward enough for a motivated beginner, but includes some special details to add visual interest. Using only a few hundred yards of yarn, and working up in a couple of evenings, these tiny sweaters are nearly instant-gratification, and fabulous stash-busters, too!

Required Skills

The project is geared towards motivated beginners.  If you have these skills:

  • Long-tail cast-on
  • Knit
  • Purl
  • Picking up stitches [views A+D only]
  • Short rows [views B+C only]
  • Backwards loop cast-on
  • Basic bind-off

then you can do this.

Tools and Materials

This pattern is written for sizes 0-3m (3-6m, 6-12m, 12-18m, 18-24m, 2T, 4T). You will need:

  • 220 (243, 284, 322, 367, 373, 462) yards worsted-weight wool or wool blend, like Berroco Vintage [yardage amounts are for View A. The other views use less.]
  • One set of 4 US #7 double point needles [Views A+D only].
  • One US #7 (4.5mm) 16” or larger circular needle [Views A+B]
  • One US #7 (4.5mm) 16” circular needle and optional 24” circular needle [Views C+D]
  • One double point needle any size [Views C+D]
  • 3/4-inch buttons
  • yarn needle
  • scissors
  • stitch markers


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