Krydda by Yarn-Madness


September 2014
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 22 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 9 - 5.5 mm
880 - 1300 yards (805 - 1189 m)
XS (S, M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X), see notes
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This pattern is available for free.

Swedish translation now available here.

Are you ready to add some flavor to your wardrobe? Krydda means “spice” in Swedish, and is just the garment to complete your autumn look of the day (and the next day too!)

Krydda is chic but comfortable, warm but still delicate, and easily dresses up both the stylish and casual outfit.

The cardigan is worked seamlessly in one piece from the top-down, and can be work with one or several buttons as well as none at all. A wide V-neck adds an extra feminine touch to the stockinette body, flattering the neckline and shoulders. A beautiful lace stitch wraps around from the fronts to meet in the back, lightening up the warm and cozy aran weight fabric.

The lace pattern is introduced while still working the yoke, and initially requires some extra attention -- this soon turns into smooth sailing, and a project you don’t want to put away. A treat for the experienced, or a wonderful challenge for the advanced beginner!

A small errata was found in the yoke and has been fixed.


For women’s garments: XS (S, M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X)
shown in size 1X on a 44 inch bust
intended to be worn with 0-2 inches of negative ease

Chest: 30.75 (33.75, 37.75, 39.75, 42.75, 45.75, 48.75) inches
Body length from armhole: 16.25 (16.75, 17.25, 17.25, 17.5, 18, 18.25) inches
Sleeve length from armhole: 16.75 (17.25, 17.5, 17.75, 17.75, 18.25, 18.25) inches


Note: Ravelry classifies the Lisa Souza Max yarn as aran, but it’s actually closer to a worsted weight yarn.

Lisa Souza Max 50% bombyx silk, 50% merino; 219yd/200m per 100g skein; color: Blackbewwie; 4 (5, 5, 5, 5, 6, 6) skeins

Tools ans notions

1 40-inch US #9/5.5mm circular needle
spacer 1 set US #9/5.5mm double-point needles, if not knitting sleeves with magic loop technique

yarn needle
4 stitch markers
10 (11, 11, 12, 12, 13, 13) buttons (or optional number to match buttonholes)
Note: buy buttons after project is complete to ensure a good fit.