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Wrap yourself in 1940s elegance with our Snowflake Cardigan knitting pattern. Embrace the era’s charm with puffed sleeves, a cozy shawl collar, and two pockets for added charm. The front is expertly worked in a flattering ribbed pattern, adorned with 5 classic blue buttons. A Swiss Darning embroidery chart is included to help make it easier to work the delicate snowflakes on the front yoke and top of sleeves. The original design, in crisp white with hand-embroidered blue and red snowflakes, brings a nostalgic touch to modern knitting. Ready to craft your own timeless masterpiece?


Bust: 40 to 42 inches


Original Yarn  suggestion and needle size info:   

16 oz Medium Unbleached Cotton Yarn or Yarn of same thickness

2 oz Dark Blue Cotton Yarn

3 Skeins Red Cotton Yarn

No. 14 Needles (2.00 mm)

No. 11 Needles (3.00 mm) 

No. 14 Needles (2.00 mm) (set of 5)

No. 11 Needles (3.00 mm) (set of 5)



20 stitches and 8 rows in plain knitting with No. 11 Needles is 3 1⁄4 inches in width


The original yarn may not be available due to the age of the pattern.  Select yarn that is closest to the weight of the original yarn.


When reworking the pattern it is best to knit a tension swatch with your chosen yarn. To get the correct measurements, your tension must be the same as stated in the pattern. 


Happy Knitting!


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1940s Snowflake Cardigan

  • You are buying a restored, recoloured and reformatted DIGITAL COPY of the original knitting pattern only. It is NOT the original pattern or finished product.  Your PDF will be available to download once payment is confirmed.


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