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This pattern is intended to be used with knit fabrics. It was designed on wool jersey. You can use a woven fabric for the cardigan or the top's front or back, as long as it's combined with knit sleeves.

"I have made the top in evening fabrics with a knit neck and wrist bands, by cutting down the neck edge slightly. The cardigan is magnificent with a lace front and wool jersey body with matching wool jersey pants from pattern #1961 You can quickly make dozens of these pieces, and the cardigan makes a great gift. These are comfort clothes."

Fabrics:

Cardigan: Wool, wool blend, cashmere, cotton, or rayon jersey or doubleknit. Lace front should have scalloped edge and be re-embroidered/corded lace with body, or wool lace. Fronts may also be made of woven fabrics. Top: wool, cashmere, wool blend, cotton or rayon jersey or lightweight doubleknit

Notions:

  • Shoulder pads (optional )
  • Five 3/4" buttons for the cardigan

Interfacing: FusiKnit™ for the cardigan front bands and either Fusi Knit or So Sheer™ for the pockets

Yardage Requirements:
Long Cardigan
Sizes 8-12 1 3/4 yd. - Sizes 14-18 2 1/8 yd.
Short Cardigan
Sizes 8-12 1 5/8 yd. - Sizes 14-18 1 7/8 yd.
Long Cardigan with lace Frong
Cardigan
Sizes 8-12 1 3/8 yd. - Sizes 14-18 1 5/8 yd.
Scalloped Lace - all sizes 7/8 yd.
Long Top - all sizes 1 5/8 yd.
Short Top - all sizes - 1 3/8 yd.

All yardages given are given for 60" fabric using a "with nap" layout.

The higher armhole of this pattern is unusual for a knit pattern. No more frumpy knits--this is the modern way to look casual. The neckband is cut on the straight of grain so you use a stripe or rib pattern without distortion. You can even do the band in a woven, or insert pipiing next to the band to coordinate the sweater with a skirt or pants to make a great outfit.

If you have a hard time finding quality knits, email sewfashion@aol.com for the latest knit swatches for mail order.

Garment Measurements

8

10

12

14

16

18

Short Cardigan finished length from base of neck

20 3/8

20 5/8

20 7/8

21 1/8

21 3/8

30 7/8

Long Cardigan finished length from base of neck

30 3/8

30 5/8

30 7/8

31 1/8

31 3/8

31 5/8

Long Top finished length from base of neck

26

26 1/4

26 1/2

27

27 1/4

27 1/2

Short Top finished length from base of neck

19

19 1/4

19 1/2

19 7/8

20 1/8

21 3/8

Cardigan finished width at lower edge

42 3/4

43 3/4

45 1/4

47 1/4

49 1/4

51 1/4

Top finished width at lower edge

36 3/4

37 3/4

39 1/4

41 1/2

43 1/4

45 1/2

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