Saturday, March 26, 2016

Heather Gray Wembley Cardigan

Undaunted by the issues I experienced earlier this year with the Akita Blouse, I tried a new Seamwork pattern recently and was not disappointed. I am happy to say that I adore the Wembley Cardigan! It’s everything I expect from Seamwork: fast, easy, cute and a little bit quirky. The slanted hem makes it a bit tricky to wear with the long tunics I’ve been favoring lately, but I find Wembley is well suited for wearing over dresses, and therefore fills a gap in my wardrobe. (In these pictures, I’m wearing it with my Gemstone Staple Dress.)

The fabric is Robert Kaufman’s Laguna Jersey Knit in Heather Pepper, which I purchased from the Everett Pacific Fabrics store right before it closed. I should always keep a few yards of this fabric on hand, because it’s great for trying out new knit patterns, and comes in a wide variety of colors.

As advertised, this cardigan went together quite quickly. Since it's not designed to meet in the front, I omitted my normal grading between sizes, which saved time. I especially like that I didn’t need to break out my double needle and Wonder Tape to finish it. Love that! I also love the sleeve length. On the model the sleeves look about three-quarter length. On my short arms, they hit just at my wrist, which pleased me to no end.

The only part of this pattern I found confusing was the neckband. It’s hard to tell which end of piece E attaches to piece F, so half of the notches didn’t line up correctly for me. I just rolled with it and it turned out fine. I’ll pay closer attention the next time I make one, which will be soon!

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Royal Oslo Cardigan
Basic Black Staples: Julia Cardigan, Aberdeen Tunic and Manila Leggings

1 comment:

  1. This turned out darling on you and I noticed the perfect length of the sleeves. Terrific!