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Puerperium Cardigan

May 2011
DK / 8 ply (11 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
197 - 219 yards (180 - 200 m)
3-4kg birthweight (7-9lb)
This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

Puerperium is a very simply styled cardy, designed to be easy for new parents to dress their babe in the puerperium period (6 weeks post birth).

The pattern is top-down seamless in construction, and offers a wonderful blank canvas should one decide to embellish.

This free version is written for 8ply/DK weight yarn, and to fit a newborn babe, approx 3-4kg (7-9lb) in weight, with an approx chest circumference of 37.5cm.

Pattern has instructions for straight knit sleeves, and tailored tapered sleeves.

News The lovely Marjanne has created a Dutch version of the Puerperium Cardigan, Nerea has created a spanish version, Carla an Italian version, Caroline a German version, and now Elisabeth has done a French version!
Please make sure you download the correct version.*

Lead photograph was taken by Leah Williams, and is of the designer’s new baby. Baby Noah was 6 days old, and weighed 3.0kg at this time.

‘Beyond Puerperium’, the extended version of the Puerperium Cardigan has now been released!
This extended version of the pattern covers from birth to 2years of age, and is written for multiple yarn weights!’