Tagg by Yarn-Madness


March 2013
DK (11 wpi) ?
5 stitches and 7 rows = 1 inch
in Stockinette
US 7 - 4.5 mm
Nb/3m/6m/12m/2y (4y/5y/6y/8y/10y)
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Tagg (Swedish for “thorn” is a fun yet simple top-down cardigan for the small ones. The unisex design makes is perfect for both girls and boys, and it’s easily adapted any way you like. Work it plain, intarsia, striped, with long sleeves – what do you fancy?

Note about pattern version 2: It came to my attention that the yardage needed for Tagg was underestimated, despite that the pattern has been test knitted. I have now updated the pattern with new yardage estimates, and with a new layout.


Newborn (chest: 16 inches/40 cm)
3 months (chest: 17 inches/43 cm)
6 months (chest: 18 inches/45 cm)
12 months (chest: 19.5 inches/50 cm)
2 years (chest: 22 inches/55 cm)
4 years (chest: 23 inches/58 cm)
5 years (chest: 24 inches/60 cm)
6 years (chest: 26 inches/65 cm)
8 years (chest: 27 inches/68 cm)
10 years (chest: 28 inches/70 cm)


DK weight yarn

If you prefer a denser, warmer fabric, use worsted weight at the same gauge.
Long sleeves require more yarn than estimated below.

  • Appr 175/200/230/275/340 (365/400/450/480/510) meters or 190/220/250/300/370 (400/440/480/525/560) yards
  • Plus some scrap yarn for the contrasting sleeve detail.