Fred+Ginger Cardigan


Fred+Ginger is a sophisticated fitted cardigan with set in, three quarter length sleeves and softly ruffled edges. The lightweight ruffle is worked in dyed to match cashmere silk laceweight for a fun feminine twist on the basic cardigan. Twisted ribbing completes the buttonbands and collar.

Shown in size 37” / 94cm with no ease. Technical Editing by Jaya Purswani.
Knit in SweetGeorgia Yarns Superwash Sport and CashSilk Lace Available at


Finished Bust: 31 (33, 35, 37, 39, 41)(43, 45, 47, 49, 51, 55)” / 78.5 (84, 89, 94, 99, 104)(109, 114.5, 119.5, 124.5, 129.5, 140)cm

Body: Sweet Georgia Superwash Sport (100% superwash merino; 256 yds / 234m per 4oz / 115g skein) or other DK weight or light worsted weight yarn, approximately 220-260 yds per 100g
Ruffle: SweetGeorgia CashSilk Lace (45% cashmere, 55% silk; 400 yds / 366m per 1.75oz / 50g skein) or other laceweight yarn, approximately 400-450 yds per 50g

Body Skeins: 4 (4, 4, 4, 5, 5)(5, 5, 5, 6, 6, 6)
Ruffle: 1 skein, all sizes.

Body Yardage: 950 (980, 1010, 1024, 1050, 1125)(1140, 1160, 1175, 1250, 1300, 1380) yards
Ruffle Yardage: 175 (180, 190, 200, 210, 220)(230, 240, 250, 260, 275, 300) yards

US 4 / 3.5mm circular needles, 32” / 80cm or longer depending on size of sweater
US 4 / 3.5mm double pointed needles*
US 3 / 3.25mm circular needles, 32” / 80cm or longer
US 3 / 3.25mm double pointed needles*
US 2 / 2.75mm circular needles, 32” / 80cm or longer
US 2 / 2.75mm double pointed needles*
* or needles of choice for small circumferences

stitch markers
eight 5/8 in / 1.5cm buttons
tapestry needle
smooth waste yarn

22 sts and 32 rows = 4” / 10 cm square in Stockinette Stitch on US 4 / 3.5mm needles


Each 7 page colour PDF includes photos, schematic and abbreviations. This pattern features fill-in forms – fill in the numbers for your size!

This pattern is split into 2 files – one contains sizes 31-41”, the other 43-55”. You will receive both files.

Cast on, knit, purl, increase and decrease, knitting in the round. Suitable for an intermediate knitter.

Available through Ravelry (no account needed), payment by Paypal.

$7.00 CAD





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18 responses to “Fred+Ginger Cardigan”

  1. Tanis Avatar

    Super cute cardigan! I love it! Definitely adding this to my list of must knits.

  2. Jodi Avatar

    This is the cutest cardigan EVAH. Love the lace addition, and anything orange is a hit with me. I’ll definitely be making this one.

  3. Natasa Avatar

    LOVE it!

  4. Tina Avatar

    I love this cardi – such a classic!

  5. Rachel Avatar

    absolutely gorgeous and i love love love the ruffle. very sophisticated and cute at the same time :) also love the colours you chose – they look awesome.

  6. Firefly Avatar

    Love this! The ruffle edging adds the perfect little feminine touch.

  7. Cheryl Avatar

    Cute! I love the colour and the ruffled edge.

  8. yarngal1077 Avatar

    this is beyond perfect… the ruffle is the perfect touch, not to mention the yummy color! It’s just gorgeous Laura!

  9. Monique Avatar

    This cardigan is very pretty and you look great in it.

  10. Anastasia Avatar

    Great design and it definitely suits you! LOVE it!

  11. Maryse Avatar

    It’s really beautiful! Another creation with a lot of stockinette stitch ;-) Congratulations!

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  13. kala Avatar

    Very cute, I love the little details!

  14. mizkathychin Avatar

    Laura if I may say so, you are one beautiful girl! Thanks for another great pattern :)

  15. yvette Avatar

    Laura you just keep getting cuter!
    The ruffle is such a nice touch. In the long shots it looks like a ribbon – what a nice effect.

  16. Seanna Lea Avatar

    I love this! It is super cute, and while I want to make your cityscape cardigan, I am much more likely to get this one done in a timely fashion!

  17. Cassy Avatar

    GORGEOUS cardigan. Lovely photos. Very nicely done. Love the little ruffle and the color.

  18. Lena Avatar

    Lovely cadigan, why can I not pay with euro from the Netherlands, I don’t have paypal but IDEAL

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