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KittyBean Beanut Baby Layette Set | Cardigan Pants Hat | KittyBea Knitting Pattern Download


I’m very excited to be releasing my first KittyBean pattern and bonus: it uses my first KittyBean yarn, Boca. I created KittyBean out of necessity. I had very good friends with due dates within a month of each other and needed cute knitwear patterns for gifts. When I found Boca, I instantly fell in love with its super soft, smooth texture. Its essentially Pima Cotton fibers, with a light wrap holding them together. It knits up beautifully and gives wonderful stitch definition. 

This pattern is included in the KittyBean Beanut Baby Boca Kit (the buttons and yarn are also included!)

Cardigan- Finished Chest Measurements
17 (18, 19)” / [43 (45.5, 48)cm]
0-3 (3-6, 6-12) months
Shown in size 0-3 months 


14 (16, 17.5)”/ [35.5 (40.5, 44.5)cm]
Newborn (Baby, Toddler); Size: 1 (2, 3)
Shown in Size 2

Britches (Pants)- Finished Waist Measurements
15 (16)” / [38.5 (40)cm]
0-6 (6-12) months
Shown in size 0-6 months 

KittyBean Boca by KittyBea Knitting®
100%  Pima Cotton: 218  yds (200m)/100g
3 skeins, shown in Color A: Au Naturel, Color B: Breezy
(Color A: 2 Skeins, Color B: 1 Skein)

- 24” or 32” circular needles in size US 5 (3.75 mm) or size needed to obtain gauge.
- 24” or 32” circular needles in size US 3 (3.25 mm) or 2 sizes smaller than size used for gauge.
- Needle suitable for working small circ. in the round  in size US 5 (3.75 mm) or size used for gauge.
- Needle suitable for working small circ. in the round in US 3 (3.25 mm) or 2 sizes smaller.
- Spare circular needle in larger size, for Three-Needle BO and Three-Needle Join.
- DPNs in smaller size for i-cord tie (for Britches).


- 21 sts and 28 rows = 4” (10 cm) in Stk st on larger size needle, after wet-blocking.
- 22.5 sts and 32 rows = 4” (10 cm) in Stk st on smaller size needle, after wet-blocking.



  • Stitch Markers
  • 5 lockable M’s for button placement
  • 5 Buttons (approx. 5/8”/16mm)
  • Waste yarn and/or stitch holder(s)
  • Tapestry needle

The Cardigan begins bottom up, then is separated into Front and Back pieces. Shoulders are seamed using Three-Needle bind off or mattress stitch. The Front/Button Band is picked-up and knitted, adding buttonholes. Once the sleeve stitches are picked-up, they are worked in the round. For the Sample, I used 5/8” (16mm) buttons (included in the KittyBean Beanut Boca Kit). The Britches begin at the waist and use a three-needle join to create the waistband. An i-cord tie is made and pulled through the waistband, making it adjustable...and to do a proper gauge swatch.

Read more about my transition from Commercial Interior Design to Knitwear Design HERE.

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