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Preview of 2 Upcoming Cardigan Patterns + a Giveaway!

Girls_Ruffled_Cardi2_350Here are the latest projects I've just finished knitting and am trying to write up as fast as I can!

First, is a ruffled-edge top-down cardigan that my little girl inspired (and requested!). She fell in love with the buttery color, so I committed to making her a new cardigan with all the girly elements she loves.

The design is top-down, so you will be able to adjust for what you need in terms of sleeve and body length.

The ruffled edges are done in a moss stitch, as are the button bands and little collar. Pockets are knit in and the fronts are adorned with big lace hearts! I'll try to release this pattern in February or March with a full range of toddler to teenager sizes.

And below is a vest pattern that will also be a cardigan pattern! It's a new, improved version of the super popular #38 Fabulous Lace Inset Cardigan. This time, it will have a full size range, a slightly longer length, lace panels that mirror each other and a sleeveless vest version!Lace_Inset_Vest_Side_350

BOTH of these patterns are now availalble in the Knitting Pattern Shop!

*** Enter to WIN copies of these 2 pattern!! *** Just comment on this blog post by 9pm PST, February 26th. ONE comment per person, PLEASE! At the end of this month, I will randomly choose 3 winners to receive a copy of BOTH of these patterns as PDFs (the winners will receive this pattern the day I release them in the Shop). Good luck to all!

** February 27th update **
Commenting on this giveaway is now closed.  Thanks to all who entered!  Winners to be chosen this week.

** March 18 update **

And the randomly selected winners of these patterns are. . . (sorry for the delay!):
Faye M
and Jenness Weldon!  Congrats!

I've emailed a copy of these 2 patterns to each of you.  Please let me know if you didn't receive them.  Thanks to all for entering!  These patterns are BOTH available now at: http://www.SweaterBabe.com/knittingpatterns.htm.  Happy knitting!



I want to win.


I love the style of the "Lace Inset Shaped Cardigan" and would love to win the pattern!


Both of these patterns are just fabulous

Christina Scovel

Great patterns - I hope I win them because I'll knit them up quick!


nice patterns - would enjoy winning to add to a "to do" list!


I'm a top down fanatic, would love to win the ruffled edge cardigan for little girls, love all your designs!!

amy in ne

Your new patterns are great! My niece would look fab in the sweater and I have been wanting to knit myself a vest-this is lovely!
{fingers crossed}


Both patterns are lovely. I really like the little girl one, reminds me of granddaughter. I'd love to make that for her. The adult vest is fitted, I can see from the back the shaping there. That is really nice.

audrey plummer

both patterns are wonderful

Louise Marsalko

very nice patterns.


Love the shaping of the vest, and the sailor collar. The little girl's cardigan is adorable. Hope I win!


both of those are lovely, just like of your patterns!

Lori S

I have just returned to knitted and am completely obsessed and also impressed that the skills are still there. I am much more adventureous and would love to win these patterns to try.


I am anxiously awaiting the April arrival of my second child, a baby girl. I am feverishly knitting her hats, blankets, sleep sacks and would love to add your new beautiful sweater pattern to the collection! And of course the vest would be lovely to knit for myself - as I rarely knit anything for myself! Beautiful patterns indeed.

Julietta Cory

I have granddaughters 2 and 4 - they would look adorable in matching sweaters from the little girl pattern.

I LOVE LOVE LOVE the vest pattern. That one would be for ME!!!!!

Debbie Ward

The vest would make a stylish addition to my wardrobe! Love the fitting and the great collar.


Fabulous patterns! I can't wait until they are released!


Both patterns are beautiful. However I can really visualize my boyfriends niece in the ruffled-edge top-down cardigan, maybe in a light pink color though. "Bea" (how her brother calls Olivia) would just look too cute in it. :-)

Abby F

Both of these patterns would make great gifts, except for the fact that I have my eye on the vest! Great work on all of your patterns - they are inspiring!

Leigh Hart

I love the vest. I have been looking for a vest pattern, this one is perfect! My granddaughter would way too cute in the sweater.


Lovely vest!

jan siddle

I love the Lace Inset Shaped Cardigan. It's beautiful !!


I love the details in the little girls' cardi - I just wish I were brave enough to try something this involved! I especially love the details on the back of the cardi for "big girls".

Christine Neakarse

I absolutely love the little girl's sweater. I have four granddaughters who would look so cute in it. Both patterns are great!! Sure hope I win!!

Coleen Tippman

What wonderful patterns!! I love the vest for myself, and the little girls sweater for my niece.!!What a great gift that would be!!


really looking forward to #109!


Very nice garments.


I love the vest! I think I'd make it as a cardi - hope to win!


what great patterns!! specially like the girl's sweater - it would look great on my 3 granddaughters


I adore both of them. One for Momma and one for my lovely daughter. Who by the way thinks everything I knit or crochet is for her. :lol: Thank you for the opportunity to win. :xfingers: here.


Love both patterns. I can just picture the little cardi on my grand-daughter.(^_^)

Karen Stevens

I really like the vest. I think it would be great to wear to work and keep me warm too.

Linda Meziere

Oooh, I like BOTH patterns!


Fabulous patterns!!!

Suzanne Tan

I absolutely adore all your patterns and wait for them anxiously each month! Can't wait to make the new cardigan pattern you just released.
Made two of the baby cardigans for my two daughters and they look adorable. Your daughter is beautiful too!
Thanks for all your patterns. Once I did the top-down, I just can't go back to having to sew pieces together.


Beautiful patterns! I love them both!

Mary Fox

The vest version of #109 is beautiful! Looks like it would be very flattering. I love all of the "girlie" features of the Ruffled Edge Top-Down cardi! (hoping the teen size might be big enough to fit me! LOL!)

Margo Lynn

I am so happy you're doing a child's pattern in sizes past 8 or 10, where most patterns stop. It's tiring to have to constantly scale up when the girls fall in love with something they see.


love both patterns - I hope I win!


Oooh I'd love a copy! :)


I love the vest and I'd imagine love the cardigan version as well. :)


I love the cardigan/vest!

Malgosia Colquhoun

Hello, and thank you for the great patterns. I am only a beginner but I am bold and fearless with my knitting! ;-)
Seriously, though, you've inspired me to try new things.

Angie H.

These are so cute! I love your newly released one too!


Beautiful sweaters!

Clara Arellano

Being that I have a granddaughter now (10 mos), I'm knitting children's cute little cardigans, etc. However, she's quickly outgrowing them so I'm having to do larger ones every time I turn around! This one is precious!

Marion York

Would love to win the patterns. Both patterns have really nice details.


Very nice for a mother and daughter

Naile M.

beautiful patterns!


I was so excited to see that you were part of the Knit Picks Independent Designer program. I purchased a couple of your patterns on their site. I love the new designs. Hope I'm lucky.

Erica McIntosh

Amazingly beautiful! You are so creative.


I would love to win your gorgeous patterns! I have the #38 Fabulous Lace Inset Pattern but have not made it yet b/c I wanted to make it a bit longer and wasn't sure how to add shaping for the hips. Winning this pattern would solve that little problem for me!


My granddaughter would love the ruffled cardigan in pink!


Love the vest....the shaping is very flattering.

Sue Horowitz

I love lace and both of these patterns incorporate the technique so beautifully.

Maria LaFrance

Just lovely! I love the new lace inset vest, so gorgeous!

Jenness Weldon

Can really see my granddaughter in the ruffled cardi and the other pattern would do well sleeveless for me in the desert.


Wonderful patterns, once again. Such talent!


Wow - one for the wee Monkey, one for me!! How perfect they both are.

Janet Carlow

I love that the Adult pattern is available as both a vest and sweater! Beautiful!

Sue Dickman

I love the lace inset cardigan--it totally looks like something I'd wear. I'm finishing the top down vine lace cardigan now and would definitely knit another one of your patterns.

Renee Inez

I love the vest. A very versatile piece to dress up or down!


I love the lace inset cardigan, and having it be available as both a vest and a sweater is a great idea...


I like both of these patterns! Very cute!

kimberly storti

Great Job on the Awesome patterns, I hope i have a chance too win them so that i may try them...keep up the Awesome work.

Faye M

Great patterns. I especially like the vest.


Great vest!


Wow - those are beautiful patterns - I want to make both of them RIGHT NOW!

Carol Swenson

I love both patterns. I am a top down girl. I have a lot of friends whose babies and granbabies coule use that cardigan!!!


These are two beautiful patterns. I wear a lot of vests, and would love to knit this one. I also love the top down patterns. Thanks!

ava reddick

Just beautiful,, and both look like a lot of fun to knit!


I just see this now on my grandaughter. I know that both see and her mother would love it.


I love the cardigan! I can't wait to see it in adult/teen sizes.


LOVE IT! It would be a great first project that isn't plain ol stockinette.


The cardigan would be perfect for my 7 year old grand-daughter and I'd make the vest for myself. Keeping my fingers crossed that I win!


Simply, beautiful.

Diane True

Just love your patterns; thanks for offering to give a way a set.

Susan Spiers

Luv both these patterns-so beautiful!

Peg Mallin

What lovely patterns! I appreciate the time you took to create them and would consider myself privileged, as well as lucky, to win them.


Love the shaped cardigan! Beautiful!

Nicole Ivey

I am salivating all over my keyboard right now!! I am going to go to the yarn store to buy some yarn to wipe the drool off of my mouth! ! !
Thanks for the chance to win!

Arlene Tammaro

I love the gathering in the little girls dress and love top down patterns

Debbie Ragsdale

I love the patterns. You are so talented to keep designing and knitting with a young family. Keep it up. Love your patterns.


And who wouldn't fall in love with that buttery yellow!

Alice L

I have a "vested" interest in this pattern!! Very cute!!

Beth Hochstein

I showed my daughter the girls sweater pattern-she loved it! And the vest is great too! So much knitting, so little time!!!


I love both of these patterns! You are so talented!

Susan (sjanova)

That little girl ruffly edged lacy cardi -- perfect for my great niece. Lovely.


Both patterns are fabulous! Wow!


Gorgeous! Makes me wish I could knit faster.

Marge Klein

Top-down patterns are my favorite!

Dawne Kennedy

Both patterns are beautiful! I'd love the opportunity to win one! :)

Marlene Dufresne

A first great-granddaughter came to us this year - needless to say I am enjoying knitting frilly, flowery things for her. Would love to win - your patterns show such imagination!

Denise Williams

I love the Lace Inset Vest/Cardigan and would love to knit it. I love any kind of vests and always look for new patterns for them. This one is absolutely perfect!


Oh, I love both these patterns. I would love to knit the jacket for my little granddaughter and I know my daughter would love the vest. Beautiful!

Florence P. Martin

Can't wait to say thank you! (Please, please, please, please, please!!)

Jennifer Lefaver

I love these patterns and I am truly amazed at your design skills. The child's sweater is adorable and I would love to knit this for my niece Camille and the Cardigan vest would be a big hit with my 13 year old daughter Robynn. Keep up the awesome work!

Monique Leigh

Very cute patterns. I especially love the vest/cardigan!

Vicky Carlton

LOVE the vest!!! Are there instructions for making it without the collar?


Beautiful patterns! It would be great to win - I'm on the lookout for a vest pattern :)

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