Rain City Baby knitting pattern designed by Holli Yeoh

Rain City Baby

Flashes of colour pop in this kimono-style baby cardigan. With contrast-coloured garter stitch seams that are knitted-in rather than sewn, this sweater will be great fun to make and even more fun to wear.

The knitted seams are worked in a hybrid pick up and knit and three-needle bind-off. There’s no sewing in this project!

Knit them for all the kids, big and small; larger sizes are available in the Rain City Kid pattern.

This knitting pattern includes written directions, a schematic with measurements, and thoughtful details.


DK / 8 ply (11 wpi)
RainCity Knits Superwash BFL DK


3.5 & 3.75 mm / US 4 & 5


22 sts and 32 rows = 4" / 10 cm in stockinette stitch in larger needles

Size/Finished Measurements

Sizes available: 0-6 mo, 6-12 mo, 12-24 mo, 2 yrs
Finished chest: 21 ¾ (23 ¼, 25 ¼, 26)” [55 (59, 64, 66) cm]; Intended to be worn with about 5” (12.5 cm) positive ease.


Increases / decreases, knit-on edging, picking up stitches, three-needle bind-off, knowledge of sweater construction, sewing on buttons.

Pattern Support/Errata/Tutorials

Tutorial: Raised Increases