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Sweater Weather

The Blackwood Cardigan

sweater weather

It’s that time of year again.   The hot summer weather is nearly gone and we’re enjoying some occasional crisp fall weather.  Time to slip on a sweater and enjoy the turning colors of the leaves.

Let me introduce you to my favorite sweater pattern, the Blackwood Cardigan from Helen’s Closet.

sweater weather

This is a downloadable PDF pattern which comes in a huge range of sizes (0 – 30) and includes a comprehensive instruction booklet.  You can print it out on your home printer or take it to a copy shop and have them print it on A0 (33.1″ x 46.8″).

I found a good quality rayon/cotton knit remnant in this beautiful bronze/black stripe and whipped it up in no time.

sweater weather

I am 5’3″ so shortened it by about 3 inches.  When I pinned the pockets on to see where they landed they were just too high so I opted out of adding them.

sweater weather

sweater weather

This happened to be a light knit that stretches quite a bit but never loses it’s shape.  I absolutely love it.  This pattern was so easy to make.  I do have a serger and used it to finish off the seams but you could easily sew this with just a slight zig zag stitch to give the seams a little stretch then finish them off with a wider zig zag stitch.

You can see more views of this cardigan by entering the hashtag #blackwoodcardigan on instagram or just enter it in a google search.

I would love to see your version!

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Happy Fall!





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