Pattern: Mejram

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– a free pattern from Yarn-Madness

Available languages: English

Available sizes: XS, S, M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X

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Featured in the Knitty Spring + Summer issue 2016!

Mejram, which is Swedish for the spice marjoram, is a handy and versatile piece to have in your wardrobe!

Using only small amounts of yarn, you get a chic little cardigan that easily transitions between temperatures. On warmer days, go for bare arms or short sleeves, and on chilly days just button on your 3/4 lengths! Make several pairs of sleeves, play around with colors, or have a dig around in the scrap yarn stash – the possibilities are endless.

Mejram is a quick knit worked from the top down in worsted-weight yarn. The body is worked first, followed by front and sleeve edgings. Short or 3/4 length sleeves are then worked as separate pieces with button bands. Attach as you please, or just go without – a great opportunity to show off some beautiful buttons.


For women’s garments: XS, S, M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X
shown in size L with 1 inch of negative ease

Finished measurements
Chest (measured right below armholes): 30.5, 33.5, 38.5, 41.5, 44.5, 49.5, 52.5 inches
Length: 18, 18, 18.25, 18.5, 19.25, 20.25, 21 inches along front edge


Malabrigo Rios 100% merino; 210yd/192m per 100g skein;

Main body:
MC Lettuce; 2, 3, 3, 3, 4, 4, 4 skeins

3/4 sleeves:
CC Candombe; 1, 1, 1, 2, 2, 2, 2 skeins

Short sleeves:
CC Natural; 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1 skein

Recommended needle size
always use a needle size that gives you the gauge listed below — every knitter’s gauge is unique

1 set US #7/4.5mm needles for working small circumferences in the round
1 set US #8/5mm needles for working small circumferences in the round
1 16-inch US #7/4.5mm circular needle
1 24-inch US #8/5mm circular needle

yarn needle
4 stitch markers
17 17, 17, 17, 18, 22, 23 buttons