Knitting A Baby Top Preview: September 10, 2022

We’re knitting a lovely little baby top this week. Who could resist this classic design?

Difficulty: Easy

Worked in Rico Baby Classic DK in the shades Cream (002), Fir Green (083) and Candy Pink (082), our cabled tank top is the perfect extra layer for this time of year.

It comes in five sizes ranging from 41 cm (16 ins) to 61 cm (24 ins). There are many other shades available if you prefer different contrast shades or even another main colour.

You can check out the range and order direct from

We have graded this as an easy design.

The pattern consists of four rows with a cable worked on the third row, so you will need a cable needle, too.

If you like this design, it is part of a series available in the booklet, College Designs, available from your local Rico stockist or from Wool n Stuff as before.

College Designs booklet Rico cover

Provided by Rico.

This is such a versatile little garment that you might be tempted to knit more than one, and it would make the ideal gift, too.

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The People's Friend weekly cover September 10 issue

Find the full instructions for knitting a baby top in our September 10, 2022 issue of “The People’s Friend”. On sale this Wednesday! Available online or from most major supermarkets and newsagents.

Plus, for more crafts, visit our Craft section. Or you can subscribe to “The People’s Friend” here, to make sure you’ll never miss another one of our great patterns and projects.

Liz O’Rourke

Liz is part of our Features Team and her hobbies include knitting and crafts, reading and foreign travel which are also her main responsibilities on the “Friend”. If you walk into the office you will soon spot her desk, it’s the one piled high with knitwear and balls of yarn!