Little Porter, by co-founder Meghan Babin, is a wee grandpa-style cardigan for the special kiddos in your life. This tiny cardigan is a “shrunk down” version of Meghan’s Porter cardigan from Spring 2022 (shown here on Brendan), made in our springy + light Weld, with a few modifications for an easier knit, but all the handsome cables and texture of the original. This is the perfect excuse to twin with your favorite little buddy or make an heirloom to pass down for generations to come.
Type: Digital Download
Designer: Meghan Babin
Skill Level: 4 out of 5
Yarn: Hudson + West Co. Weld (70% U.S. Merino / 30% U.S. Corriedale; 200 yds / 183 m; 1.76 oz. / 50g): camel (light brown), 5 (6, 6, 7, 8) skeins.
Child/Youth Sizes 2 (4, 6, 8, 10); 23 (25.5, 27, 30, 33.5)” / 58.5 (65, 68.5, 76, 85) cm finished chest circumference, buttoned. Cardigan shown on JJ measures 23” / 58.5 cm, buttoned.
Size A (for body and sleeves): US 3 [3.25] mm: 32” / 80 cm circ.
Size B (for ribbing, button bands, and collar): US 2 / 2.75mm: 32” / 80 cm circ and a set of dpns.
Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Cable needle (cn); tapestry needle; stitch markers (m); waste yarn; seven .5” / 12.75 mm buttons; sharp sewing needle and thread.
28 sts and 44 rows = 4” / 10 cm in Basketweave St on Size A needle.
1 rep of Chart B = 1.75” / 4.5 cm wide on Size A needle.
Increasing; decreasing; cabling with or without a cable needle; one-row buttonhole; picking up stitches; seaming.
About the Designer
Meghan Babin (she/her/hers) is the co-founder of Hudson + West Co. She’s the former editor of Interweave Knits, knit.wear, and creator and editor of Wool Studio. She hails from the lower Hudson Valley region of New York where she currently lives, designs, and runs H+W HQ East. Her designs and creative work are largely inspired by the dichotomy between New York City and the wilds of the Hudson Valley. Find more of her designs on Ravelry.