Added Feb 15, 2011
Long Beach, Cali...
I finally found a cut and sew knit to use! I’ve been wanting to make the Esther cardigan since early fall. I found this beautiful 100% wool earthy red-orange rib knit with specks of brown and yellow at VogueFabricStore.com. The fabric was surprising stable for a knit and it’s cuddly soft and cozy, especially on the inside.
Esther is a great pattern. It was easy to sew, went very quickly, and the fit is true. I hardly ever finish a project in one day because of all the child-related interruptions. I spent an hour and a half cutting out the fabric in the morning then had to put it away to do other stuff. I started sewing after supper at 6:00pm and finished at around 11:00pm.
The only alteration I made was adding 2 inches to the sleeve length. This made the pattern go right to the edge of the 60 inch wide fabric. If you need to add more than 2 inches, add the rest to the sleeve band. I think any other alterations would be difficult since there are no lengthen/shorten lines on the pattern. Maybe its a flexible enough shape that it would fit most torso lengths.
100% wool rib knit
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