Frost Flowers - colourwork cardigan

Snow - intricate floral flakes interpreted with Art Deco flare. A joyful and comfortable design with elegant details; a striking cardigan to wear with jeans or a skirt on those cold winter days!

This cardigan is worked from the top down in the round with a steek. The neck edging and yoke are worked and then the sleeves are separated before the body is continued in the colourwork motif and then in St st in MC to bottom edge. Each sleeve is worked in the round with a motif on the upper sleeve and the cuff. The steek is prepared and cut before button bands are picked up and worked flat along each front edge.

gauge: 20 stitches and 22 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch with larger needles

Originally designed for Knit Now magazine, the pattern is now available at Makerist.


  • PDF, *Written instructions, *Charted yoke, sleeve, and body motifs
  • US Imperial Measurement / Metric Measuremen
  • chest measure - 32.75 (36, 42, 45.5, 48.5, 54.75, 57) in/83 (91, 107, 115, 123, 139, 145) cm
  • Schematic
  • Suitable for Intermediate and Advanced knitters

Materials you need at home:

  • yarn, Merino Blend Aran by King Cole, Aran; Wool, Merino; 87yds (80m)/50 grams, approx. yarn amounts , MC (Regency 1768) - 10 (11, 13, 14, 15, 17, 20) balls, CC (Pale Blue 1539) - 3 (3, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4) balls
  • needles, 4mm circular, 80cm, 4mm DPNs, 5mm circular, 80cm, 5mm DPNs, 3.75mm circular, 60cm for button bands only, Some knitters work stranded and on-coloured at different gauges. Change needles as needed to keep gauge the same throughout.
  • additional tools/notions needle to weave in ends and sew on buttons, 9 (9, 11, 11, 10, 10, 11) buttons, 19mm 1 button, 22mm , 2m ribbon to cover steeked edges (optional), 5 stitch markers, 2 stitch holders/waste yarn, scissors, sewing machine to prepare steek
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Mona Zillah - bunnymuff

Inspired by the diversity of Los Angeles and the cities she has lived and traveled, Mona strives to make relevant designs that are clever additions to any wardrobe. With a background in science and art, Mona has been exploring and creating in a variety of mediums for most of her life. She has found a home in the fibre-arts, enjoying every increase, decrease, and yo shaping her life. “I want us all to feel FABULOUS in what we knit and to that end, I take pride in providing patterns which have a variety of silhouettes and sizes.”

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