Cold Snap Cardigan and Winter is Coming Cardigan Pattern Duo

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Every single year I have the same problem: the weather turns really cold and I want a new handmade jumper RIGHT AWAY!

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Every single year I have the same problem: the weather turns really cold and I want
a new handmade jumper RIGHT AWAY! I never seem to be able to think ahead to
start making it in while the sun is still shining in summer. Even as the leaves start to
turn and fall, but the days are still warm, I’m still in denial.

The Cold Snap Cardigan solves this problem nicely, it can be whipped up in a weekend holding the DK strands double. This cardigan, with its generous pockets became my wardrobe, it got worn with everything from dresses to pyjamas.

But I began to crave another version, a slightly lighter one. Winter is Coming has all
the same elements and fit as the Cold Snap Cardigan but is a little bit lighter, using
just one strand of DK weight yarn. Because of this it will take a little longer to work up, but it’s still a pretty quick make.

I’ve also added more size options in between the sizes as the smaller stitches made it

We decided to combine the two patterns into one glorious double pattern so you get both yarn weight options for the price of one!


S(M, L, XL)
To fit chest up to: 85(105, 125, 150)cm/34(42, 50, 60)in
Finished Chest: 105(121, 136, 161)cm/41.5(47.5, 53.5, 63.5)in
Finished length: 74(76, 79, 85)cm/29(30, 31, 33.5)in
Finished cross back measurement: 48(58, 69, 84)cm/19(23, 27, 33)in
Finished circumference at upper arm: 36(41, 46, 56)cm/14(16, 18, 22)in

Joanne is 160cm/5ft3 tall, 100cm/40in chest and wears size M.
The cold snap cardigan has a relaxed fit. Choose a size with at least 10cm/4inlarger than your chest measurement to go over lighter tops or with a minimum 15cm/6in larger than your chest measurement to wear as a coat alternative over jumpers. The cardigan has no fastening and can be worn open, so you may find it better to choose based on cross back measurement (from armpit to armpit and on the upper arm measurement – remembering to add ease into these for a comfortable fit over clothing.

15 (18, 21, 26) 50g balls Rico Design Essentials merino plus tweed DK (DK weight, 45% acrylic, 45% wool, 10% viscose, 50g/125m) in Anthracite (005)
9mm (US M/N) hook
6mm (US J) hook
11 removable stitch markers

Possible alternative yarn weights are a chunky yarn (not doubled), a worsted/aran and a 4ply/fingering held together, or four strands of 4ply/fingering weight held together. Always test fabric (washed) to match tension and to check the fabric is pleasing.

Rib tension
12 sts and 8 rows in htr in BLO with yarn held double to 10 cm/4 in using 6mm hook (or size needed to achieve tension)
Row tension is more important than stitch tension for rib.
Pattern tension
8 sts and 7 rows in paired htr with yarn held double to 10 cm/4 in using 9mm hook (or size needed to achieve tension)

Important: Tension changed dramatically after washing. Always check tension after washing and drying the swatch. We suggest starting the sleeve as a good way of swatching.


XS(S, M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X, 4X, 5X)
To fit chest up to: 75(85, 95, 105, 115, 125, 135, 145, 150)cm/30(34, 38, 42, 46, 50, 54,
58, 60)in
Finished chest (a): 86(97, 107, 117, 127, 137, 147, 157, 163)cm/34(38, 42, 46, 50, 54, 58,
62, 64)in
Finished cross back measurement (b): 39(44, 52, 57, 65, 70, 77, 83, 85)cm/15.5(17.5,
20.5, 22.5, 25.5, 27.5, 30.5, 32.5, 33.5)in
Finished upper arm circumference (c): 29(34, 37, 41, 43, 47, 50, 53, 56)cm/11.5(13.5,
14.5, 16, 17, 18.5, 19.5, 21, 22)in
Finished length (top of collar to bottom of hem) (d):71(75, 77, 79, 81, 84, 85, 88, 89)
cm/28(29.5, 30.5, 31, 32, 33, 33.5, 34.5, 35)in
Joanne is 160cm/5ft3 tall, 100cm/40in bust and wears size M.

6(7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14) 100g balls West Yorkshire Spinners Colour Lab DK (DK weight, 100% British Wool, 225m/245yds/100g) in Phantom Black (099)
5.5mm hook (US I)
4mm hook (US G)
11 removable stitch markers

Rib tension
20 sts and 16 rows in htr in BLO to 10cm/4in using 4mm hook (or size needed to achieve tension)
Row tension is more important than stitch tension for rib.
Pattern tension
16 sts and 10 rows in paired htr to 10cm/4in using 5.5mm hook (or size needed to achieve tension)
We suggest starting the sleeve as a good way of swatching.


Difficulty Rating

Skills Needed
Basic crochet stitches, working in rows, working into row ends, missing stitches, raised (post) stitches

From the bottom up. Body stitches are picked up from hem which has been folded to create pockets. Sleeves are worked flat from ribbed cuff. Sleeves are seamed and yoke is worked in one piece with raglan shaping. Wide ribbed collar is worked and slip stitched to body and neckline as you go to finish.

This pattern is written and charted using standard UK crochet terminology (with US conversions given in the abbreviations)

Customer Reviews

Based on 2 reviews
Sarah Scoppie
The perfect cardigan for cosy evenings

I love the Cold Snap Cardigan - so much that I have crocheted one each for myself, my husband, his mother and my mother, and there will definitely be more. The pattern is so versatile - from uni-coloured simple cardigans to striped extravaganzas with added granny squares (they work perfectly for the big pockets). It has also inspired me to add 'raglan seams' to other garments.

Cold snap.

I absolutely love the cold snap cardi. I made it using 2 strands of DK which had a lovely effect and worked up really quickly.