Ruffles Baby Cardigan

Tight ruffles across the bodice, cuffs and hemline, add girly sweetness to this little cardigan. A provisional method is used to cast on stitches for the body, which is knitted in one piece (including the button and buttonhole bands) to the armholes, then the fronts and back are worked separately to the shoulders. The sleeves are knitted from the cuff edge to the shoulders. Garter ridges at the bodice and cuffs provide foundations for the ruffles, which are added after the knitting is complete. The hemline ruffle is worked off of stitches exposed from the provisional cast-on. The neckline is finished with a few rows of garter stitch.

Cardigan made to fit 0–3 (3–6, 6–9, 9–12, 12–18) months.