Preemie Sweetpea Cardigan Knitting Pattern

I am pleased to announce that the Preemie Sweetpea Cardigan Knitting pattern has now been released on Ravelry, and further below.

Preemie Sweetpea Cardigan

After my Mum introduced me to the Warm Baby Project charity, I wanted to help by making some short-sleeved cardigans similar to my Sweetpea Cardigan design.

Most charities like this prefer acrylic yarn (for easy care) in a double knit weight (seems to be the more popular weight), and so, with a few resizing calculations, the Preemie Sweetpea Cardigan was created.

This is a quick and simple design that looks good in any colour. One piece. No seams. Finished in a day or less.

And best of all, it is a forever free pattern. You can find the pattern free further below and on Ravelry.


  • Any standard DK weight yarn of your choice (300m/ 100g) – uses 25-30g
  • 4.00 mm Knitting Needle
  • 4 x Buttons
  • 1 x Darning Needle

Difficulty: Beginner

Skills Used:

  • Knit & Purl
  • Basic Increases & Decreases
  • Selvedge Edge


Gauge: 20 sts x 28 rows over 10cm x 10cm of stocking stitch worked flat on 4.00mm needles unblocked.

Final Size:  32cm chest circumference – preemie – up to 6lbs approx.

The free pattern is available in a PDF format, and contains the full written instructions for the pattern.

Just click the button below to download the PDF directly to your device!

Please share this with anyone you know who would like to make this.

Best wishes, Sam xox

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