Ruffled Front Cardi

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Ruffled Front Cardi Pattern


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Knitting: Ruffled Front Cardi
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Pattern Details:

Pattern Details









Skill Level:

medium skill level requirement Intermediate

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • basic knitting, knitting in the round

Pattern Description:

The main portion of the sweater is worked seamless and flat from the neck down. The sleeves are put on waste yarn (or holders), then worked in the round when the sweater is complete. Stitches for the ruffles are picked up from the front edges after the body is knitted, then, when the ruffles are completed, stitches for the front bands are picked up and the front bands are then knitted.

Yardage is listed for one color sweaters. If you wish to make the ruffles in a contrasting color, the ruffle yardage would be approximately 45 to 60 yards, depending on the size.

Yardage = approx. 215 (270, 330, 390) yards for one color sweater.


18 sts / 24 rows = 4" in stockinette

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 0-3 (3-6, 6-9, 9-12) months


  • US8 (5.00mm) needles for flat & in the round

You Will Also Need:

  • 5 or 6 buttons, stitch markers, tapestry needle, waste yarn or stitch holders

Suggested yarn:

390 yards of Worsted weight

About Designer

About Designer

Nan Knits on

My great-aunt taught me to knit when I was a child of about 8 yrs old so I've been knitting "forever". For the past 2 years I've been designing baby sweaters and selling the patterns. After I retired a few years ago, I started knitting for charity. I knit mostly baby sweaters and send them to Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in SD. Selling the patterns I design helps to cover the cost of yarn and ...

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