Peacock cardigan knitting pattern designed by Holli Yeoh for babies and girls


I discovered that this lovely Estonian lace pattern is a great match for self-patterning yarns. With the Peacock stitch and the yarn, the scalloped stripes just pop out. It makes for a beautiful look. This is a simple introduction to lace knitting and it’s sized from preemies to 4-yr-olds so you’re sure to find someone for whom you can knit it.

Any self-patterning sock weight yarn paired with a coordinating solid-coloured yarn can be used.


Fingering / 4 ply (14 wpi)
Uses 1 to 3 balls (50 g) solid yarn along with 1 to 2 balls (50 g) self-patterning sock yarn


2.5 & 3 mm / US 1½ & 2½


30 sts and 42 rows = 4" in stockinette stitch with larger needles

Size/Finished Measurements

Sizes available: 3-5 lb preemie, 8 lb newborn, 12 mo, 4T Finished chest: 12 ½ (18 ½, 24 ½, 30)” [32 (47, 62, 76) cm]


Increases/decreases, picking up stitches, buttonholes, knowledge of sweater construction, seaming, sewing on buttons.

Pattern Support/Errata/Tutorials

Tips and techniques: Curvy Seam Allowance, Straight Seams