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  • Snap is a fun little knit that is quick and seamless. It is knitted sideways using short rows to create the A-line shape and finished off with a big snap or button (with a hidden snap underneath).

    Skills Needed

    General knitting skills plus Kitchener stitch and short row shaping. The “shadow wrap” method of short-row shaping is written into the instructions but you may use a different method if you prefer.


    S: 3–6 months (M: 6–12 months, L: 18 months, XL: 24 months)

    Finished Measurements

    • Chest: 16 (18, 20, 22)"
    • Length at center back: 10 (11, 12.5, 13.5)"


    Yarn Options

    • 3 (3, 4, 5) skeins Big Bad Wool “Weepaca” (50% fine washable merino / 50% baby alpaca, 95 yds/50 gram), or
    • 3 (3, 4, 5) skeins Be Sweet “Bambino” (hand dyed 70% organic cotton, 30% bamboo, 50g/95 yds), or
    • 250 (285, 350,450) yds any dk weight yarn that gets gauge. Keep in mind that you can tweak the garment size by using a bigger or smaller gauge to get a bigger or smaller cardigan


    • US 6 circ 29" long (straight needles will also work)
    • US 6 or smaller to use as st holders

    Change needle size if necessary to obtain correct gauge


    • Large metal or sew-on snap
    • Large button to conceal snap (optional)
    • Tapestry needle for Kitchener st


    20 sts and 28 rows = 4" in St st.


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