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Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Something Brown to Welcome Fall

This cardigan has been on my short list for a long time, but I really felt like whipping it up now that the mornings are a little chilly. Yee-haw! I'm a wimp when it comes to the heat.

It was actually very quick to stitch and is really comfortable in the lycra jersey I used. The pattern is Ottobre 2-2008-10. I used a bit of floral cotton for the placket facings - a little interest no one will see much.

I did an experiment this time around - without making any sort of muslin, of course - and used Shannon's forward shoulder adjustment (or at least what I understand of it) instead of my old method. Her method seemed to be an improvement on mine for two reasons: 1. It doesn't add fabric to the back shoulder blade/back armscye area, which I didn't seem to need anyway; and 2. It adds to the overall measurement of the armscye (i.e. lowers the armhole), which is something I did need. Next I will try the method on a more fitted top instead of a cardigan.


7 comments:

  1. Brown is such a versatile color and this cardigan pattern is really cute. I like your little pop of color on the facing. Glad to hear the adjustment worked out. So far I have had pretty good luck with it. I chuckled about your last post. I will too will offer the boys a "job" worth such and such, in order to get pics when hubby isn't available. Have fun with SSS.

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  2. I love your cardigan! Going to check out Ottobre now, i have never heard of it before.

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  3. I really like this cardigan Joy. I need a pattern for something to go over a couple of dresses I have made (the grey Colette one and a new purple one). I was thinking of something in jersey, rather than a jacket or something knitted. I see the other version has ties instead of buttons..however this issue is full of maternity clothes...I am afraid to buy it!

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  4. Millie, I know - I suppose owning this issue makes me a bit of a daredevil. However, nothing unexpected has happened as a result! Besides you never know when you might need to stitch something for ... a friend.

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  5. Oh...you are a daredevil! I tried on the dress at my mother's house and I think I need a shrug for it...but I still really like this cardigan for other things. I may still get the mag...and be a daredevil too!

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  6. Oh, I realy like the fit and the wonderful buttons. It's strange ... when I see the models in the mag, I'm not very drawn to them. But when I see other people sewing them, I'm far more enthousiast.
    And I love your balcony (if that's the word). It has seen so many garments, while the seasons pass by.

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  7. Oh, I love this cardigan! The pop of unexpected color is just right with the brown, and the buttons look very cute in this style.

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