Vintage Diamonds Cardigan Knitting Pattern


Vintage Diamonds Cardigan knitting pattern for baby or small child cardigan with fingering weight yarn by Catherine Harrison of Knitting Notions.


Vintage Diamonds Cardigan is late 30’s inspired baby and young children’s cardigan. This sweater is knit flat and seamed, giving it a classic look but with updated features like short row shaping in the collar. The hand embroidered details of the Slipped Stitch Diamond pattern add an elegant, feminine touch but are optional if a gender-neutral or masculine look is desired. Five sizes are included from 6m through 4T. The fine gauge makes this sweater comfortable and practical for adding light layers without adding bulk.

Materials Needed:

Finished Sizes and Dimensions:

  • 6m, 12m, 18m, 2T, 4T – Garment chest circumference – 18” (20”) (22”) (24”) (26”).
  • Length of sleeve at underarm seam 6.5” (7.5”) (8.5”) (9.5”) (10.5”)
  • Length from underarm to hem 7” (8”) (9”) (9.5”) (10”)
  • Armhole depth 3.5” (3.75”) (4”) (4.5”) (5”)
  • All measurements are taken after washing,
    blocking, and seaming
  • 1”-3” of ease in the chest measurement is recommended for layering and growing room.

Yardage Requirements:

  • 425 (550) (625) (750) (850) yards. 140g/600 yards used in 18 months sample.
  • small scraps of similar yarn for embroidery (optional)

Gauge: 30 stitches and 40 rows = 4” in stockinette stitch, washed and lightly blocked

Needles: Size 2US (2.75mm) circular any length or single point.
(Or size needed to achieve gauge)


  • 4 small buttons
  • darning needle
  • embroidery needle
  • stitch markers
  • small cable needle or double point needle for working twisted stitches.

Knitting pattern designed by Catherine Harrison of Knitting Notions.



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