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|Reviewed by:||crisford|| |
|Posted on:||3/25/14 1:35 PM |
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|Pattern Rating:||Highly Recommend |
|Review Rating:|| Helpful by 1 people Very Helpful by 4 people |
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|Pattern Description: |
Shawl-collared cardigan of stretch fabric with shoulder and back yoke
XS to XL
I made a medium for my son, and large for hubby.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Were the instructions easy to follow?
Yes, there were very good instructions
I think I should have paid attention to exactly where the collar is to end in the front. It should end before the button band to prevent curling upwards.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I love how easy it was, and yet it is so stylin'! Also there are lots of ways you can make variations. The pattern offers two collar sizes, and I made both of my versions with the narrower collar. Also I think the yoke panel pieces makes very good reinforcing for backpack wearers.
For my son's version I used a double-knit wool, with wool flannel contrast cut on the bias in the yoke. The buttons were real leather buttons from WAWAK.
For hubby's version I used cotton french terry, with some stretch velveteen in the yoke. The closure is large ring snaps from Grommet Mart. A couple of years ago I splurged on a hand setter to set jean rivets, so I bought the die set for these snaps too.
It is possible to make this pattern a non-stretch fabric if you size up, or widen the pieces. I have seen many others' versions on flickr and on the Thread Theory blog.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
I did not make any pattern alterations. Though my husband is thin in the waist, I think he is not used to such a close-fitting garment. This is sized for modern athletic build. A good fit for my son!
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
Yes, I do believe I need one for myself!
A great pattern for the guys in your life. They will appreciate it!
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