Baby Novus

Weight: 150.00 Grams
Stock: 0
Designer: Laura Nelkin
Style: Cardigan
Yarn Weight: Sport (5.75-6.5sts/in)
Fiber: Cotton (90%)
Fiber: Cashmere (10%)
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Baby Novus is a gender-neutral wrap sweater, easy to put on a baby and keep on! 


  • Yarn: Pascuali Sole (Sport; 90% Pima Cotton, 10% Cashmere); 153 yds/ 140m/50g
    • Newborn – 2 balls
    • 3-9 months – 3 balls
    • 9-12 months - 4 balls

Schematic available in pattern for detailed measurements.

  • Custom "baby-sized" Stitch Minder cords including 2 - 24" cords and 4 - 10" cords
  • Optional Pattern Add-on: Digital copy (via Ravelry); provide your Ravelry username or email address to receive your pattern.

If you don't see the color you want, you can browse our full color range for Cheeky Merino Joy here

Pattern Details

Designed for a Sport-weight yarn, we think Pascuali Sole is a perfect choice because it is soft against the body, perfect for baby's skin, and is machine washable. 

Sample photos show a different yarn.


Baby Novus is knit in two halves, sleeve to neckline, and then joined in the back and side seams with garter stitch panels. As with all of Laura’s designs she has loads of tutorials to help you with the tricky bits! The Novus construction is a blast, and this is a great way to check it out!


Newborn (3-6 months, 6-9 months, 9-12 months)
Refer to the schematic on Page 2 for detailed measurements.

290 (360, 410, 450) yds/ 265 (330, 375, 411) m of sport weight yarn


Recommended needles (substitute size needed to obtain gauge if necessary)

US 3 (3.25 mm) 32”/80 cm circular
Spare US 3 (3.25) for back 
US 2 (3.25 mm) DPNs or one size smaller than main needle for i-cord.

GAUGE (Blocked)

22 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches in 4 inches (10 cm) in Stockinette stitch