Pattern: Speciell

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– a pattern from Yarn-Madness

Available languages: English, Swedish

Available sizes: Newborn-3m/6m-12m/2y/3y/4y (6y/7y/8y/10y)

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Sharpen your needles for this fun top-down cardigan – easy garter stitch mixed up with a lovely surprise on the back! Speciell means “special” in Swedish. Perfect for playtime in the park and chilly evenings!

“A squishy cardigan with a special surprise on the back.”

Newborn-3m/6m-12m/2y/3y/4y (6y/7y/8y/10y)

Actual chest circumference of garment:
16.5/19/20/21.8/22.5 (25/26/28/29) inches, or
42/48/50/55/57 (63/65/70/72) cm

4.5 sts and 8-9 rows per inch in garter stitch
Note: A firmer fabric is preferred for this cardigan, to make the stretchy garter stitch hold together nicely. I recommend using a thicker aran weight yarn with smaller needles when working out your gauge. If you prefer a softer fabric with more drape, use worsted weight yarn.

Materials and tools
Aran or worsted weight yarn (see gauge note above), approximately
220/250/300/340/400 (500/640/750/900) yards or 200/220/280/310/370 (460/580/680/850) meters