Accent Cardigan

I love cardigans and it so hard to find ones that I really like.

So when I saw this amazing sweater knit fabric in Adelaide in 2012 it just had to come home with me.

Blue, caramel, cream, rust, brown sweater knit

The next decision was how I was going to make this work with Jalie 2566 as my previous versions here and here are made from knits that are a lot thinner.

I decided to do the following:

  • Not add the neck band facing at this would be too bulky, so I added 3.5cm to the neck edge.
  • As this knit does not have a lot of stretch, I added 1cm to the side seams as well as the sleeve seams.
The cardigan was sewn with navy thread on my trusty 4 thread Singer Overlocker and to keep the seams flat I whipped stitched them down.

 the colour is really wrong in this photo!

and now they are almost invisible in the cardigan

To finish the neck edge I fused some 2.5cm wide stabilising tape to the edge and then sewed some purchased bias binding, turning it to the wrong side and hand stitching it in place.

The lovely ladies at All Buttons Great and Small at Newtown found these gorgeous buttons for me and then I again purchased the buttonholes again from Mick at Quick Buttonhole Service at Alexandria.

and finally,

I’ve realised I need some new necklaces that will fill the “v” for when I want to wear the cardigan buttoned up.

This cardigan has turned exactly how I wanted it to.  I’m not sure how much wear it will get this year now that Summer has arrived with haste!

2014 Stash Out: 32.2 m
2014 Stash In: 48.75 m

19 thoughts on “Accent Cardigan

  1. Gorgeous cardie Sharon, might come in handy in your office even during our summer? And I notice that you're only a few projects away from your fabric in equalling the fabric out (if you stop buying more fabric of course!)


  2. Gorgeous cardigan! I love the fabric and it really suits you. Thanks for the Quick Buttonhole Service info! I'll be making use of this in the not too distant future!


  3. I recently bought the new Gertie book which has a few sweater knit patterns in it which interest me, so seeing this cardigan is very inspiring. And the fabric is just perfect.


  4. That is a gorgeous cardigan. I would be happy to pay top dollar for something that unique and well made.. not to mention that fabric. Definite fabric envy. Great work on those seams. The whole outfit looks fantastic together.


  5. Your cardigan has turned out very well Sharon. Those colours will fit in beautifully with the rest of your wardrobe. I'm sure you will wear this one a lot, even if you have to wait for the cooler weather to return next year.


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