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



18 Responses to “Fred+Ginger Cardigan”

  1. Jodi

    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.

  2. Rachel

    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.

  3. yarngal1077

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

  4. mizkathychin

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

  5. yvette

    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.

  6. Seanna Lea

    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!

  7. Lena

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


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