Baby Cables Singlet Pattern

Baby Cables Singlet

A quick and easy knit for those summer babies.

Yarn: Adriafil Floris
Needles: 3.25 mm (US 3, UK 12) circular or dpns
Notions: stitch holder(s), yarn needle for weaving in ends
Size: This knits up to be somewhere around a 000 or 00 in Australian baby sizing. It should fit most newborns.

Gauge: 32 sts and 35 rows to 10 cm in rib pattern when lightly steam blocked

Cable pattern (worked over 9 stitches)

Knit Purl

Cable Left: knit second stitch on needle from back of work (without dropping), knit first stitch as normal, drop both stitches

Cast on 90 sts. Join for working in the round.
Work 2 rows in K3, P1 rib
Commence working cable pattern as per the chart. Continue in this pattern until singlet measures 14.5 cm from cast on edge (around 8 repeats) Finishing with a non-cable row

Cast off 3 stitches. Work in pattern as set to for 42 stitches (45 stitches unworked – left for front).
Cast off 3 stitches. Work in pattern across back (WS). (39 stitches)
Continue to work singlet back and forth.
Dec 1 st at each armhole on RS rows 3 times, keeping pattern (or reverting to a straight 2x1 rib if you prefer). (33 stitches) **
Work a further 23 rows as set, finishing on a WS row.
Work across 9 stitches, cast off 15 sts, work the remaining 9 stitches.
Work 1 row.
Decrease at neck edge on RS rows 3 times.
Place remaining 6 sts on a holder.
Join yarn at right back neck with wrong side facing.
Work as per left back, reversing shaping.
Place remaining 6 sts on a holder.

Rejoin yarn with RS facing.
Work as for back to ** finishing with a WS row.
Work across 14 sts, cast off 5 sts, work another 14 sts.
Decrease 1 st at neck opening on RS rows 5 times. Then every 3rd row until 6 sts remain.
Continue to work right front until it matches the length of the right back (30 rows from last armhole decrease).
Use 3 needle bind off to join right front and back.
Work as for right front, reversing shaping, and joining to left back.

Weave in all ends.
Steam block lightly with damp tea towel over garment.


  1. Hey Kate,
    Congratulations on your first pattern on blog!

    Looks v v cute too.

  2. Wow, you have been a busy girl! I love the fetchings and the singlet is sooo cute, just like a bonds singie only better. And your own pattern too! I think I might make some of these. Keeping this one for yourself?


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