I made myself a cardigan from knit fabrics earlier this year; Bethan immediately wanted one for herself. I found the Scarf Neck Cardigan a free pattern and while the largest size is age 10 (although there is a women’s version) I was fairly confident it would be fine for my petit 11 yr old. So the pattern was printed and taped and added to my 3rd quarter FAL list.
I had planned to use some fabric from stash but then a trip to the local fabric shop led to Bethan choosing some blue/grey knit fabric. It’s a great pattern and the pattern states that the largest size can be made from 1 yard of 60″ wide fabric. I prewashed the metre of fabric and I don’t know if there was a huge amount of shrinkage but it was quite a tight squeeze to get all the pieces on.
I sewed this on my serger and it was quick and trouble free, I didn’t hem the bottom, as far I could tell the angles of the hem made it too tricky, so I left it and it works fine, it curls up a little but she doesn’t mind.
I’m not apologising for the photo’s but I only realised late this week that I’d not got any photographs to accompany the blog post; so a photoshoot in the hallway after dinner was the best we could do!