Saffran Cardigan

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A baby and toddler knitting pattern to make a colour work cardigan, the cardigan is knit in the round and steeked open. The cardigan is finished by either sewing in a lining or enclosing the cut edges from the steek with ribbons, instructions for both alternatives are included with the pattern. The Cardigan has neck shaping using short rows and the yoke is shaped using raglan decreases.

This design is inspired by old Scandinavian motifs that makes me long for snow, frost and winter. The name Saffran or Saffron in English is very associated with Lucia and start of the holiday season here in Sweden, which I find fitting for a cardigan like this. Saffron comes form a special kind of Crocus which happen to be one of my favourite flowers. They pop up right after the snow has melted and brings colour the the world that usually lack a bit of colour around that time of the year before that grass is green again.

Price: 55 sek     

Sizes: 56(62, 68, 74, 80, 86, 92), 98[104, 110, 116, 122, 128, 140, 152, 164] cm in total body height, this correspond to newborn – 13 years.
Yarn: Worsted weight yarn, I used Sandnes garn, Alpakka Ull (100 meters/50 gram, 65% alpaca, 35% wool)
Yardage Main Colour: 170(180, 190, 230, 240, 270, 280), 300[350, 375, 400, 450, 480, 550, 650, 750] meters
Yardage Contrast Colour: 90(95, 100, 120, 125, 135, 140), 150[175, 190, 200, 230, 240, 275, 325, 375] meters
Gauge: 20 stitches and 25 rows/10 cm in colour-work stitch pattern in the round.
Language: English
Skill level: Advanced

The adorable model red is 5 months and wearing size 68 with a body underneath and the cutie in yellow is nearly 3 years and wearing size 98.


You will receive a download link after completed purchase where you can get your copy of the pattern, this is a digital knitting pattern which includes all the instructions you need to make this garment.