Striped Self Drafted Cardigan
This winter seems to have been all about the cardigan. I have made a total of six now. Two have been for Courteney and four have been for me. My goal when I drafted my cardigan pattern was both this fabric and the burgundy version I wrote about previously. Both fabrics were bought at Fabric Vision and both are a heavy weight wool blend sweater knit. The fabrics are deliciously soft and warm and I knew when I saw them in the shop that both were coming home with me.
The fabric was lovely to work with and the cardigan was made quite quickly. In saying that, I made sure I took my time so that I ended up with exactly what I wanted.
For this cardigan, I wanted buttons on the band that were both functional and decorative but mostly decorative because I doubt I will ever button them up. I was a little concerned about the button holes stretching out so used some stretch interfacing inside the buttonhole side of the band. I held my breath while sewing those buttonholes because my machine seems to loathe making buttonholes with a passion. It all went rather smoothly thank goodness, because unpicking was not an option.
I have to say, this is my favourite of all my cardigans. I have worn this one a lot because, well, stripes!