Preemie Broken Checkerboard Cardigan Knitting Pattern

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

Preemie Broken Checkerboard Cardigan

I wasn’t even sure if I should write this up when I first made it since it’s very similar to my Preemie Sweetpea Cardigan pattern.

However due to rather a lot of requests in a Facebook group I did.

This is a quick and simple design that looks good in any colour. One piece. No seams. Finished in approximately 3-4 hours.

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
  • 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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