Fjäril by Yarn-Madness


August 2012
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
5.5 stitches and 7 rows = 1 inch
in stockinette stitch with larger needles
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
400 - 725 yards (366 - 663 m)
XS, S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL
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The pattern was in September 2013 revised and updated to improve the fit of the armhole and sleeves, and a new size was added. To celebrate this, Fjäril Mini is now available in baby and child sizes.

You’ve been looking for that light, easy and delicate cardigan to spice up your summer wardrobe? For all those days when it’s just a bit too chilly to only wear that dress or beautiful top that you can’t stay away from - Fjäril is for you!
Fjäril (Swedish for “Butterfly”) is a simple yet interesting design, worked top down in stockinette with lace panels in the shape of butterflies. This only calls for 1-2 skeins of fingering weight yarn - perhaps that lovely skein of sock yarn that you’ve been saving?

Psst! Buying adult Fjäril automatically gives you a discount of 50% on Fjäril Mini!



Garment chest circumference (cm): 79/88/95/100 (105/117/125)
Garment chest circumference (inches): 31/34.5/37/39.5 (42/46/49)

Allow some negative ease for a great fit; choose a size that is around 5 cm/2 inches smaller than your actual chest measurement.


Fingering weight yarn, approximately:
365/400/460/485 (550/600/670) meters, or 400/440/500/530 (600/650/730) yards

Note: Yardage given is for a cropped length of 6 vertical lace repeats. If you want to add length to body or sleeves, make sure to have extra yarn on hand.

4 mm and 3.5 mm (US 6 and 4) circular knitting needle, or size to reach gauge

11 small buttons

Note: The cardigan can also be closed with just one or a few buttons at the top.