Safrani (Greek for saffron) is a cardiganized version of my Indicum Pullover. It features a minimalist embellishment of corrugated ribbing, a simple two-color technique, at the collar and hems. Safrani is knit with two fingering weight yarns at a gauge that makes it lightweight and easy to wear – the contrasting color used in the ribbing requires little yardage and is a great way to use up leftover sock yarn. Safrani is knit flat in one piece from the top down, with a scoop neck shaped with short rows and sleeves ending in very slight puffs. The button bands are added once the cardigan is complete, and buttonholes are created with a simple but interesting technique. Like its pullover counterpart, the lovely Safrani cardigan is perfect for transitional weather, layering, and playing with color.
A note on fit: Safrani is shown in shown worn with 2” of negative ease, however, because the model (me) had a baby in the last year, this is a bit more than intended. :) I still think this fit works with this cardigan, however I also think it would work with no ease or a bit of positive ease as well.
Specific Yarn Requirements:
MC: Malabrigo Yarn Sock (100% Merino; 440 yds/402 m per 100g); 2 (2, 2, 3, 3, 3, 3, 4) skeins in color 803 Ochre
Or, 680 (770, 870, 965, 1065, 1155, 1255, 1350) yds/ 620 (705, 795, 880, 975, 1055, 1150, 1235) m of a fingering weight yarn
CC: Malabrigo Yarn Sock; 1 skein in color 63 Natural (CC)
Or, 40 (45, 50, 55, 60, 70, 75, 80) yds / 35 (40, 45, 50, 55, 65, 70, 75) m of a fingering weight yarn
US 5 (3.75 mm) circular needle, 24-60” / 60-150 cm long, or size needed to obtain gauge
Same size needles preferred for working a small circumference (sleeves) in the round, e.g. circular long enough for Magic Loop, dpns
Technical editing by Tana Pageler.
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