Rosy Green Wool

Baby Bandit Cardigan

Weight: 100.00 Grams
Stock: 0
Designer: Jacqueline Cieslak
Style: Cardigan
Yarn Weight: Sport (5.75-6.5sts/in)
Fiber: Organic Merino
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Baby Bandit is a whimsical cardigan for the playful thief in all of us. 


  • Yarn: Cheeky Merino Joy by Rosy Green Wool / 100% Organic Extra Fine Merino / 350 yds / 100 g skein
    • 18.25” finished chest – 1 skein
    • 19.25” to 26.25" finished chest – 2 skeins
    • 28” to 32" finished chest – 3 skeins

Designed to be worn with 4-6 inches / 10 -15 cm ease at chest, meaning it is designed to be 4-6” [10-15 cm] larger in circumference than your bust measurement.

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Pattern Details

Shown in a different yarn. We paired it with Cheeky Merino Joy because it is soft against the body, perfect for baby's skin, and it's machine washable. 


With a seamless yoked top-down construction knit mostly in stockinette and unique folded hems for the collar and cuffs, this design is meant to be a comfort project, both in the making and wearing. The pattern includes 9 sizes, from newborn through 12 years, and 7 video tutorials to walk you through the unique finishing details.


Jacqueline recommends picking a size that is 2-6”/5-15cm larger than their chest circumference and adjusting body/sleeve length as needed.

Sizes by finished chest circumference:
In inches: (18.25, 19.25, 20.25) [22.25, 24, 26.25] {28, 30.25, 32}
In centimeters: (45.5, 48, 51) [55.25, 60, 65.5] {70, 75.5, 80}


Recommended needles: US 4 (3.5 mm) 32”/80 cm circular, smaller circular or DPNs or sleeves and cuffs if not using magic loop

Recommended crochet hook: Size E or F (for provisional cast on and optional edging on button band)

GAUGE (Blocked)

22 sts and 32 rows over 4”/10cm in stockinette after blocking