I found this little number in my email today and smacked my head – why didn’t I remember this cardie earlier in the season?! Ah well, everything has its time, now must be the right time for Fryda. The style is classic, a pretty cardie you can throw on over anything. I liked it so much I immediately sent in an order for a kit for myself and started adding it to our system so you can have at it too. This could be my new go-to sweater project …

Fryda is my kind of knit – it’s a simple cardie knit in one piece from the top-down. As far as the construction goes, it’s a lot of flow. The only technically interesting part is in the button band, which is worked semi-separately and then seamed with mattress stitch, but it’s such a pretty detail and gives it that little bit of polish – I think the effort will be minimal compared to the pay-off. I think an advanced beginner would be fine with this pattern.

The yarn is really the star of the show here – the very subtle mottled effect is created by holding 1 strand of a worsted weight yarn with 1 strand of a hand-dyed kid-mohair … a simple system but the effect is magic! The kid mohair also gives the sweater a bit of texture, softening the outline with a gentle aura. The combination also bulks up the tension, making it a little bit faster to work-up on 5.5mm/US9 needles.

So, what do you think? Should I host a knitalong? Let me know!

Skill Level

  • Advanced beginner to intermediate.


  • Bust (closed): (37, 41, 45) [49, 53, 57] {61, 65, 69}” / (94, 104, 114.5) [124.5, 134.5, 145] {155, 165, 175.5} cm
  • Length: (19, 19½, 20) [20½, 21, 21½] {22, 22½, 23]” / (48.5, 49.5, 51) [52, 53.5, 54.5] {56, 57, 58.5} cm (down center back)
  • Shown in size 37″ / 94 cm.
  • Recommended ease: 2–4″ / 5–10 cm positive ease


  • 16 sts and 22 rows = 4″ / 10 cm in St st on larger needle with C1 and C2 held together

Kit Includes

Kit DOES NOT Include


These kits are a SPECIAL-ORDER – we aren’t stocking them in the store on a regular basis, but you have the option to order them at any time (it will be available to purchase as long as the manufacturer makes it available to us). Your kit will ship or be available for pick-up once it arrives at our store, and we will contact you. If your shipping address is in the US we will have the yarn company ship it directly to you. If you need your kit for a specific date please let us know and we can find out if it’s feasible. 

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