Luftslott by Yarn-Madness


September 2013
DK (11 wpi) ?
4.5 stitches and 6 rows = 1 inch
in Stockinette
US 8 - 5.0 mm
300 - 610 yards (274 - 558 m)
XS/S/M/L (XL/2X/3X/4X)
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In need of a cropped, light and flattering cardigan to spice up your wardrobe?
Luftslott, meaning ”reverie” in Swedish, is an elegant and seamless top-down knit with a tied closure. Beautiful garter stitch details and edgings, together with a low required yardage makes up a lovely knit – make more than one!

Luftslott is the first design in a small collection;
the “Tied together” trio.
The collection will include three body flattering cardigans featuring tied closures, in adult sizes XS to 4X - the other two designs will be released in September and October. (Buying the collection will save you 4 USD compared to buying the patterns alone!)


Approximate bust width for sizing:
XS – 28” or 70 cm
S – 32” or 80 cm
M – 36” or 90 cm
L – 40” or 100 cm
XL – 44” or 110 cm
2X – 48” or 120 cm
3X – 52” or 130 cm
4X – 56” or 140 cm

Width across back (middle of underarm to middle of underarm):
13.5/14.5/15/16.5 (17.5/18.5/20/22) inches, or 34.5/37/38/42 (44.5/47/51/56) cm
Width across back is not critical and can be smaller than the wearer without having impact on the fit.

Materials and tools

Heavy fingering or DK weight yarn
300/330/360/380 (410/450/530/610) yards, or
275/300/330/350 (375/410/480/560) meters

5 mm (US 8) knitting needles
Same size double pointed needles, if not knitting sleeves with magic loop.
2 stitch markers
Needle for weaving in ends.