Added Dec 3, 2013
Comfy and cozy cardigan for my daughter. It is the perfect weight and warmth for this time of year for her. I did not use any bias tape as per the instructions; the fabric is stable, so when I tested the bias tape in the shoulder seams, it made it bulky and affected the drape. I used woolly nylon in my serger loppers which left the seams edges soft.
When I cut the fabric, I left enough extra fabric at the nicely finished selvedges so that I could use the selvedges for the band. We were very happy with the effect it created. I hand stitched the seam edges of the band to the inside, which helped to keep the band lying flat. I also added the same width band to the edges of the sleeves, instead of hemming the sleeves.
The pattern would be very easy for a beginner; even easier if you do not add the pockets and pick an easy fabric to work with.
The material is 30% wool and 70% acrylic. It has no stretch.
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