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Go Gently Cardigan

Go Gently Cardigan

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The Go Gently Cardigan is a practical layering piece for spring. Knit with a fingering weight yarn and a strand of lace weight suri alpaca held together, this cardigan will keep you warm on those breezy spring days. The ruffle on the shoulder adds that extra touch of whimsy and romance.

This pattern is worked flat back and forth, top down in a hybrid round and raglan yoke construction with tapered sleeves and full length body. A ruffle is picked up in the yoke after the knitting of the body and sleeves for a lacy gentle detail, which blends texturally into the fuzziness of the yarn combination. The neck band and button bands are worked last at the same time as sewing down the edges of the ruffle for a neat finish.

Go gently, into that great adventure we call life. Wrap up in the comfort of something you created with your two hands. Drape yourself in love on those days when the cold breeze threatens to creep in, on a sunny day.

Never stop creating beauty with your own two hands. Go forth and treat your body, mind, and soul with comfort, love, and above all gentleness. From that place of abundance and restfulness, pour out into your community, and bring your gentleness of spirit and empathy to all that you touch.

Go gently, go gently. 

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Pattern Details

Size Selection

1 (2, 3, 4) (5, 6, 7, 8), with finished chest circumference of 39.5 (43.5, 47.5, 51.5) (55.5, 59.5, 63.5, 67.5)” / 99 (109, 119, 129) (139, 149, 159, 169) cm

Intended positive ease is 4-9.5” / 10-24 cm. Sample shown in size 2 knit to fit 34” bust with 9.5” / 23.75 cm ease for an oversized look. If a more classic fit is desired, choose a size with the lower end of ease range indicated.

If the upper bust measurement is more than 3” / 7.5 cm smaller than the full bust, suggest sizing down one size.

Yarn Selection & Yardage

Yarn A:

La Bien Aimée Twist Nouveau

  • 400 m (437 yd) per 100g
  • 100% non-superwash Merino
  • Color: Hegelia

Yarn B:

  • La Bien Aimée Kumo
  • 300 m (328 yd) per 50 g
  • 74% baby suri, 26% mulberry silk
  • Color: Hegelia

Yarn A and B held together, or a fingering weight yarn held with another brushed yarn (such as mohair silk) in lace weight to achieve DK weight.

Or, use a single strand of DK weight yarn. Look for a woolen spun or lightweight yarn.

1147 (1307, 1402, 1507) (1655, 1768, 1929, 2092) yards of each yarn held together.

Gauge & Recommended Needles


20 stitches x 28 rows = 4 x 4” / 10 cm in stockinette, knit flat with Yarn A and B held together; blocked.


Main Fabric

Size US6 / 4 mm circular needles, in lengths 30” / 60 cm or longer

Or size required to obtain gauge.

Ribbing Size US4 / 3.5 mm circular needles, in lengths 30” / 60 cm or longer

Or 2 sizes smaller than needle to obtain gauge for main fabric.

You'll also need...

Removable stitch markers, tapestry needle, waste yarn, spare, smaller needle for ruffle pick up

Skills Required

  • This pattern is suitable for a first-time garment knitter.
  • Working back and forth flat.
  • Working increases and/or decreases at given intervals.
  • Setting aside a part of a work to come back to later.
  • German short row shaping.
  • Knitting lace with decreases and yarnovers in repeats, from a written or charted pattern.
  • Picking up and knitting from an edge or middle of work.
  • One-step button holes and sewing buttons.
  • Mattress stitch seaming.

Accessibility and Pattern Formats

  • This pattern comes in a PDF only, with no other accessible formats.
  • All charts have written alternative.

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Pattern Credits

  • Tech Editing: Jessica Schwab
  • Schematics: Becky Monahan
  • Photos: Roy and Aimee Sher