A cardigan is a knitted garment that is open at the front with buttons. But in modern times a knit cardigan does not have buttons but hangs open. Knit cardigans are usually worn over a shirt and can be worn both casually and formally in any season but if knitted in wool it can be worn in the winter season. Cardigans can be with or without sleeves and can be knitted in plain colors or with stripes and designs with two or three colors. A cardigan is a versatile garment that can be worn with skirts, trousers or jeans. In fact it can be teamed with almost anything.
If a cardigan is knitted with bulky yarn it takes less time to knit. A cardigan knitted in double moss stitch with high lapels and a front border without buttons looks really cool and chic. Another very stylish cardigan can be in simple stocking stitch with double stripes around the neck and collar in a contrasting color. Some cardigans are knitted like a shrug and can complement any attire. Though such cardigans are without buttons they still have a good fit. Long and textured open front cardigans with pockets and buttons are very popular. Cardigans with collars have a unique style. A lacy knit cardigan knitted with delicate knit stitches is an essential item for your closet. Designs for knit cardigans are unlimited but you can surely find one that suits the occasion you want to wear it.