What's covered in this workshop?

This workshop works through a baby/child cardigan in brioche that is worked from the top down with raglan shoulder shaping.

Every stage of the cardigan is detailed with videos and tutorials to help you along.

Some of the techniques covered are:

  • Twisted German Cast-On
  • Setting Up Raglan Markers
  • Raglan Increase & Decreases
  • Elastic Bind-Off
  • Working Sleeves
  • Knitting Buttonholes
  • Fixing Mistakes

When you are finished you'll also get a pdf of the adult version of the cardigan that you can knit for yourself!

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Meet The Brioche Cardigan

Press play on this video and Carol will explain pattern construction and some of the

tips and techniques you'll find inside this learn-to-knit workshop:


"‘Baby Steps’ to Mastering Brioche!
I had purchased the adult version of Novio, intending to use it as a way to practice my limited brioche knitting skills. Then this pattern came out, along with a series of short tutorials on Teachable. For a modest fee, not only was I able to produce an adorable baby gift, but I am now confidently using those same skills on the adult size.
The pattern is clearly written, and the raglan shoulder is a perfect way to create an easy-to-put-on garment for a small child.
The baby cardigan was a huge hit with the new parents."
-Beth L Glasser

Workshop Curriculum

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Meet Your Teacher

As with many Irish children she learned to knit while still in primary school and spent many years knitting cardigans for her dolls and occasionally herself. There is a strong history of crafting in her family; her mother sewed much of her clothes, her grandmother was an expert knitter and her aunt ran a knitting shop in Dublin.

Carol trained initially as a textile artist and then as a structural engineer. While both of these backgrounds are very different the influences can be seen in her design work which is well-shaped, flattering to wear and enjoyable to knit. She strives to design clothing with a difference: not overly complex, but still giving a very unique end product. She likes to work with different construction methods, so long as they enhance the knitting experience and make for a more intuitively put-together knitted item.

Carol has been widely published in books and magazine and travels the world teaching in yarn shops and fibre festivals. The classes she teaches cover a wide range of subjects from cables and chart reading, through garment shaping and customisation right through to short rows and colourwork. In her classes you'll move from learning the basics to refining your knitting skills and fixing problems.

Carol Feller

Pattern Details


Approx Age: 6 mts (12 mts, 18 mts, 2 yrs, 4 yrs, 6 yrs, 8 yrs, 10 yrs)

To Fit Actual Chest Circumference Up To: 18.75 (19.75, 20.75, 21.5, 24.5, 26.25, 28.25, 30)”/ 47.5 (50, 52.5, 54.5, 62, 66.5, 72, 76) cm

1-2” / 2.5 -5 cm of positive ease recommended.


Finished Chest Circumference: 19.75 (20.75, 21.75, 22.5, 25.5, 27.25, 29.25, 31)” / 50 (52.5, 55, 57, 65, 69, 74.5, 78.5) cm

Size 22.5” / 57 cm modeled with 0.5”/ 1 cm positive ease on a 2 ½-year-old.

Length: 10.25 (11.75, 12, 13, 14.5, 16.25, 17.5, 19.25)” / 26 (30, 30.5, 33, 37, 41.5, 44.5, 49) cm


17 sts and 23 rows = 4” / 10 cm in Brioche Stitch blocked

21 sts and 28 rows = 4” / 10 cm in Rib blocked 


Stolen Stitches ‘Nua’ (60% Merino, 20% Yak, 20% Linen; 153 yds / 140 m per 1.76 oz / 50 g); Colour: Unexpected Macaw

(9804): 2 (3, 3, 3, 4, 5, 5, 6) skeins

Approx Yardage: 306 (392, 418, 460, 545, 639, 735, 890) yds / 280 (358, 383, 420, 499, 585, 673, 814) m


US size 5 / 3.75 mm circular needles, 32” / 80 cm long (or longer for larger sizes) for body

US size 5 / 3.75 mm dpns or 2 circs (if magic loop not used for sleeves)

Always use a needle size that gives you the gauge listed, as every knitter’s gauge is unique.

Tapestry needle, waste yarn, 4 stitch markers, lockable stitch marker or safety pin.

4 (4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 5, 5) buttons 0.75” / 20 mm diameter.

Would you like a yarn kit?

Curated yarn kits are available for all of our project workshops. You can find the exact colour that Carol selected or choose from the colours that are provided.

This kit comes with skeins of 'Nua Sport' yarn and a cotton Blasta project bag.