Gathered brown merino wool cardigan

Added Jun 4, 2013

by squirrellypoo

London, United K...

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Description

Yes, a wool cardigan in June, because English summers are fickle!! I absolutely love this pattern from the March Burda magazine, and it sewed up beautifully be be aware that THIS PATTERN RUNS VERY SMALL! I was warned by other reviewers so I added width to both of the side seams which was enough, or you could otherwise go up a size.

I have quite a few other tips and tricks for this pattern so please head over to Fehrtrade.com!

Material Notes

Italian brown merino wool jersey I bought off etsy (now sold out). It’s so thin and fine, but robust enough to not stretch all over the place, and takes a pressing really well. I used a mix of the sewing machine, overlocker/serger, and coverstitch here and the merino took to all of them beautifully.

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

Season
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
For
Women
Garment Type
Cardigan
Style
Casual, Classic, Geek, Grunge, Preppy, Vintage
Material
Cashmere, Blends, Knits/Jersey, Lace/Sequins, Wool

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    Jun 5, 2013, 07.29 AMby camelia db

    It looks really great! I`ve made this one in a black stretchy lace( i review it also on patternreview) , but I love yours as it is easier to wear , i find. ( i love mine too as it is such a nice pattern :) It is good that you did read those reviews, I was just lucky enough to choose a very stretch fabric, the next one I will follow your tips. PS I love ( and read ) your blog. x

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      Jun 6, 2013, 02.31 PMby squirrellypoo

      thanks so much! you were so lucky your fabric was stretchy enough! I normally assume Burda fits fine since it does 95% of the time so I’m glad I saw this on PR first. and thanks so much, I’m glad you like my site!

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    Jun 5, 2013, 02.50 AMby runningwithscissors1

    Very cute! I love the gathers on it. Too bad I don’t have that issue.

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      Jun 6, 2013, 02.29 PMby squirrellypoo

      thanks! You can download it as a pdf on the right -—→

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    Jun 4, 2013, 03.14 PMby Mary Athey

    its lovely and you’ve finished it perfectly with the contrasting green buttons. this would look fab with a pencil skirt as well squirrellypo. lovely work and photos x

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      Jun 4, 2013, 05.08 PMby squirrellypoo

      thanks! ooh you’re right – I’ll have to try it with a pencil skirt. :)

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