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Added Feb 2, 2011

by sweetharte

Toronto, Canada






Here’s a cotton knit with a super sweet print that makes for a kickin’ cardigan. The length looks great paired with a short structured skirt, a good elastic belt and some decorative pins. I made my pin from a rosette trim!

McCall’s 5978 is a long cardigan for knits without a fitted waistband. it sews up really well, but i had to adjust the front pieces so that the curve sat above the chest, not below it. twin needles work great for the hems on the bodice and the sleeve.

make a million, like i’m going to do!

Material Notes

cotton and bamboo knits are perfect for this cardigan, because they breath and are wearable every season. you could use synthetics, as long as they have a really good stretch to them. no surprise that they make you kind of sweaty, though. if it’s REALLY stretchy you should probably think about making it in a smaller size than you normally would.




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    May 13, 2012, 09.38 PMby JPGagnon

    Love a sassy redhead in a great cardigan. Great job!


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    Feb 2, 2011, 04.03 PMby jdp136

    Awsome cardigan- I have some of that same knit, I’m going to make a cardigan too!

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    Feb 2, 2011, 02.17 PMby kelepso

    Cute cardigan and bedroom too!

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    Feb 2, 2011, 01.21 PMby emlj

    that looks fantastic!

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    Feb 2, 2011, 10.09 AMby memoryseed

    love it! and you look great too!

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