Dagny is a little retro style cardigan inspired by the clipping of a pattern from an early 1960s Danish womens magazine. The original pattern was virtually un-knittable, but I’ve reworked and redesigned it to create this little cardigan.


The construction of Dagny is simple, as it is knit from side to side in garter stitch. It is shaped using short rows and is entirely seamless.

The pattern contains a couple of interesting techniques that might be new to some (crocheted provisional cast-on and garter Kitchener stitch). These are thoroughly explained in the pattern.

I personally love learning new knitting tricks, but it is also possible to knit the pattern without these techniques.


About the Pattern

Pattern page on Ravelry

6 months and (1, 2, 3 and 4) years

Chest: 6 1⁄4 (8, 8 3⁄4, 9 1⁄2, 9 3⁄4) inches
Length: 8 (9 1⁄2, 10 3⁄4, 11 3⁄4, 12 1⁄2) inches
– see measurement diagram below

Gepard garn CottonWool (50% cotton, 50% Merino wool; 180 yards/165 meters per 50 g)
– but you could very easily substitute any other yarn that can be knit to the gauge below.

24 stitches and 26 garter ridges (52 rows) = 4 x 4 inches in garter stitch

Purchase pattern via Ravelry

Note that the pattern is available in both Danish and English.
When the pattern has been bought and paid the option to download the pattern in either english or danish will appear.