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Best of 2020: Blackwood Cardigan

The Blackwood Cardigan is a cozy and versatile addition to your wardrobe. Designed with layering in mind, it has minimal excess fabric in the front and a close fit around the neck and shoulders. It’s fitted shape and extra long sleeves make it perfect for wearing under jackets and vests, while also looking stylish over tank tops and dresses. View B ends at the hips, while View A extends down to the mid-thigh and includes patch pockets at hand level. The Blackwood is intended to be worn open and is not designed to close at the front.

In this box, you will receive the pattern, fabric of your choice, and all the notions to match your fabric

Pattern: Blackwood Cardigan from Helen's Closet **You will receive a printed PDF version of this pattern**

Skill Level: Advanced Beginner 

What you should know (or desire to learn): Sewing with knits, attaching patch pockets, attaching cuffs, sewing a shawl collar, flat-inserting sleeves

Fabric:

  • Royal Blue Hatchi Sweater Knit - If you haven't heard of hatchi knit, that's no surprise. It's only really appeared on the market in the last decade, and the name is hardly descriptive. But at its core, it's a sweater knit with a looser weave than jersey and soft, semi-fluid drape. That makes it a great choice for this cardigan pattern. The yarn-dyed knit, mottled with royal blue and black, is incredibly soft, with a brushed hand and great stretch. The addition of spandex also gives it good recovery, which is ideal for the sleeves of the pattern. A great color and a great knit! 

Also in this box: Matching thread, 10" clear elastic, a twin needle, and a sewing machine needle.

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