Rosy Green Wool

Baby Novus

Weight: 100.00 Grams
Stock: 0
Designer: Laura Nelkin
Style: Cardigan
Yarn Weight: Sport (5.75-6.5sts/in)
Fiber: Organic Merino
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Baby Novus is a gender-neutral wrap sweater, easy to put on a baby and keep on! 


  • Yarn: Cheeky Merino Joy by Rosy Green Wool / 100% Organic Extra Fine Merino / 350 yds / 100 g skein
    • Newborn – 1 skein
    • 3-12 months – 2 skeins

Schematic available in pattern for detailed measurements.

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Pattern Details

Designed using Cheeky Merino Joy - a perfect choice because it is soft against the body, perfect for baby's skin, and is machine washable. 


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 tricksy 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