Baby Bandit Pattern by Jacqueline Cieslak

Baby Bandit by Jacqueline Cieslak is a whimsical cardigan for the playful thief in all of us. The design was inspired by Beatrix Potter’s timeless illustrations, featuring subtle gathers around the collar and cuffs, and named for Peter Rabbit, the daring childhood hero who knew how to claim a carrot that was rightfully his. 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.

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

Finished Measurements: 

  • 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}

Yarn: Sport Weight Wool

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

Skill Level: Intermediate

Note: This is a full color printed pattern, not a pdf download