Get started on a baby knitted cardigan just as pretty as Princess Charlotte's


Here at Woman’s Weekly we were delighted to see a new batch of pictures released ahead of Princess Charlotte’s first birthday.

The photos were taken by the Duchess of Cambridge at the family’s home in Norfolk.

Kate Middleton and Prince William’s little girl models two outfits in the sweet set of images including a cream vintage-inspired knit worn over a pastel blue frock.

The cardigan is priced at £59 and was made by British retailer Olivier Kids.

Princess Charlotte

Princess Charlotte was born on 2 May 2015 © The Duchess Of Cambridge

‘The cardigan Princess Charlotte is wearing was actually our first design,’ the brand’s founder Emma Davison told The Telegraph.

‘My own daughter is called Rose and my nanny mentioned a stitch called the Rose stitch so that’s how it came about. It’s very close to my heart.’

Another snap sees Princess Charlotte pushing along a toy while dressed in a pale pink M&H cashmere cardigan and dainty floral dress.

Princess Charlotte

Princess Charlotte pushes a toy across the lawn © The Duchess Of Cambridge

The adorable 1-year-old sported a strikingly similar look when she posed with her parents and big brother George for the family’s 2015 Christmas card.

Royal Family Christmas card

The soft knit also appears to be the same one Charlotte is wearing in a set of gorgeous snaps recently taken by her proud mum and released in November.

Princess Charlotte playing with her toy dog 2015© The Duchess of Cambridge/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Princess Charlotte plays with her toy dog 2015 © The Duchess of Cambridge/PA Wire/Press Association Images

It’s clear brother Prince George is now a real little boy and little sister Charlotte already has a cheeky personality.

Charlotte Elizabeth Diana is such a beautiful name and her cardie with three-quarter length sleeves and pale pearly buttons suits her perfectly.

The Duchess of Cambridge teamed it with a frill-necked dress and pink tights to create a totally charming outfit for her 7-month-year-old daughter.

Princess Charlotte sitting on the sofa 2015

Princess Charlotte wears her pale pink baby knitted cardigan with a cute floral dress (c) The Duchess of Cambridge/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Knitting for babies is such a pleasure and we’re sure you’ll be inspired to start a little cardie knit for a baby in your life.

The Woman’s Weekly tried-and-tested baby knitted cardigan pattern below is very special. It’s a vintage design from 1962 when Charlotte’s late granny, Diana, Princess of Wales, was a baby herself.

White yarn is the traditional unisex choice but this pattern would also look delightful in pink, pale blue, lemon, lilac, peach or mint green.

The lace sections are easy to do but if you’d like a few tips on the technique, watch our video tutorial on lace knitting.

The great thing about baby knits is that, though fiddly, they’re quickly completed so before you know it, you’ll be ready to sew your sleeves and sideseams together.

Stitch on co-ordinating buttons or for an original look, try a contrasting colour or even a witty mix of shapes and shades.

vintage baby cardigan

Knit a baby knitted cardigan as pretty as Princess Charlotte’s – call our shop team on 0800 024 1212 quoting code WBD044.