You will live in this cardigan! Its generous draped front is seriously flattering and you can wrap it around yourself when you want to be really cosy. The deep neckband and hemband and foldback cuffs can be made in contrast fabric. See more versions on this Pinterest board.
The cardi is a fairly loose fitting generously sized garment so 3 sizes are included in the pattern ranging from bust size 80cm to 101cm (31.5" to 40"). This pattern is sized based on body measurements not dress sizes and includes full details of finished garment measurements for each size to make sure you get the right size first time.
This pattern is designed for stretch knit fabrics only and can be made in a variety of knitted fabrics from single jersey to sweatshirt. You can mix and match your fabrics, using a contrasting colours or prints for the neck, hem and cuffs.
This design is easy, but is best for sewers who have already made a couple of projects rather than absolute beginners!
There are 4 PDF files to download:
1 - a thorough instruction booklet which covers:
* fabric requirements
* cutting layouts
* an explanation of fabric layouts and cutting
* how to sew knit fabrics on a domestic sewing machine
* instructions & diagrams for how to make the cardi and pattern hack ideas
2 - your pattern, tiled onto US letter size sheets of paper ready to be printed and stuck together (can also be printed on A4 size)
3 - a full-size untiled version of the pattern that can be printed at professional copy shops
4 - step-by-step instructions for how to print and put together your pattern.
All MIY Collection patterns are designed and written by me - Wendy Ward, an experienced designer and qualified teacher and they have been thoroughly road-tested by my eager sewing students. Rest assured you will find MIY Collection patterns well explained in down-to-earth and accessible language with clear, detailed diagrams. I have been writing instructions for people just like you since 2007.
All copyright for this design remains with Wendy Ward.
This sewing pattern is for personal home sewing only, not for commercial use so please don't sell garments you've made using this pattern, or reproduce any part of this pattern or the instructions without my permission. If you'd like to sell clothing you make yourself, talk to me about commissioning some designs and patterns!
Find sewing tips and more on Wendy's blog at www.wendyward.co.uk
Thanks and happy sewing!