I used a pattern from Burda Style January 2012 ( model 106) as an inspiration. Originally the fabric suggested was mohair, but it was hard to find (especially as I fabric-hunt mostly online), so my choice fell on this white pique wool blend. It frays absolutely beautifully, and I took advantage of this quality for the ruffles.
The ruffles are turned around a few times to add that cascading effect:
I took a stroll to the local beach, but never made it- it was hard to walk on the sand in 5inch heels LOL! And as it is winter outside my summer cardigan is to be called "In a Winter Mood " A full pattern review on PatternReview.com