Saoirse baby and toddler cardigan PDF knitting pattern


Secure Checkout Check out now.
Fast, Easy, Secure Checkout.


Saoirse baby and toddler cardigan PDF knitting pattern


Please note that this pattern will arrive as a PDF via e-mail from - please check your junk folder just in case! Because of time differences, please allow up to 12 hours for delivery, although most people receive their patterns promptly.

This little short-sleeved cardigan is made all in one piece from the neck to the lower hem. You won't have to sew anything, except to add the buttons! The top part features lines of cables, while the lower part is made up in stocking-stitch with garter-stitch hem and edging. Instead of adjusting for size, I opted for changing the needle sizes. Also, I made the smaller size with a fuller "skirt" section, giving more room for busy little legs, and the larger size has a more stream-lined look. This cardigan is quick to make, so your tiny girl can have several in her wardrobe! Saoirse, pronounced Seer-sha, is an Irish name, the meaning of which is "Freedom."

Actual garment measurement at chest:
First size: 18½ "
Second size: 20"
Third size: 22"
Note: if you find you need a tinier size for a preemie, or a larger size for a larger toddler, simply experiment with a small needle - and remember to check the gauge!

You will need:
Bernat Baby Sport solids - 100% Acrylic, 12.3 oz / 350 g, 1,256 yds / 1 148 m
Straight knitting needles:
First size: 3.75mm (9 U.K., 5 U.S.) and 4mm (8 U.K., 6 U.S.)
Second size: 4mm (8 U.K., 6 U.S.) and 4.5mm (7 U.K., 7 U.S.)
Third size: 4.5mm (7 U.K., 7 U.S.) and 5mm (6 U.K., 8 U.S.)
Cable needle
Yarn needle for weaving in ends and sewing on buttons
3 small buttons or toggles

Gauge: for a 4" square in stocking-stitch:
3.75mm: 24 sts + 28 rows
4mm: 22 sts + 24 rows
4.5mm: 20 sts + 22 rows

Product Attributes

Primary Material: Handknit

Size: Baby or toddler

Pattern: Knitting cable

Color: White

Accepted Payments
  • PayPal Acceptance Mark


All Other Countries
First Item: $ 0.00
Additional Items: $ 0.00


To keep postage costs down for the buyer, I ship by the most economical method - unless the buyer is in a rush, then I will find the expedient way.

I ship from Canada, and small packages must fit through a slot at the post office in order to qualify for reasonable postage rates. For example, a pair of earrings in a small jewellery box will cost four times the postage as the same pair wrapped securely in bubble wrap and tissue paper - even if both packages weigh the same. For this reason, I will not use jewellery boxes when shipping.

Unless something is damaged in shipping, I will not do returns nor exchanges.


PurplePup has not yet received any comments from shoppers.

Similar items

More items from PurplePup

  • Kokopelli Applique and Trims
  • Handknit emerald green sleeveless pullover for...
  • Handknit baby cardigan and hat in black brown...
  • Handknit aran sleeveless acrylic vest waiscoat...
  • Handknit acrylic white and green aran baby...
  • Handknit blue acrylic baby sweater with aran...
  • Cream aran cable sleeveless pullover and hat...
  • Handknit aqua aran sweater for baby or toddler
  • Handknit blue and cream aran sweater for boys...
  • Handknit green acrylic vest waistcoat for toddlers
  • Handknit pink acrylic girl's aran sweater
  • Red toddler acrylic aran cardigan
  • Girls lavender handknit acrylic cable cardigan
  • Handknit Aran sweater and hat for toddler,...
  • Handknit aran sweater for men or women
  • Red handknit aran sweater for men or women
  • Red handknit acrylic fingerless gloves with...
  • Long multi-coloured acrylic fingerless gloves
  • Handknit cowl neckwarmer in black, orange and...
  • Handknit wool blend cowl neckwarmer with gold,...
  • Handknit blue mohair cowl neckwarmer and...
  • Sun and Spiral Earrings
  • Romantic Rose Cross Stitch Booklet
  • Stocking Stuffer Crafts - quick and easy gifts
  • Traditional Aran Knitting book by Shelagh...
  • Rhodonite and Silver Pendant with Garnet
  • Silver Pendant with Peridot, Garnet and Yellow...
  • Silver Moon Pendant
  • Pretty in Pink Earrings
  • Emma's Quirky Hat PDF knitting pattern in two...

More items on ArtFire