Learn how to sew a cosy and stylish cardigan with this new sewing pattern! Working with knit fabrics can be intimidating, but The Cara Cardigan easily breaks down step-by-step how you can sew your own handmade cardigan.
About The Sewing Pattern
The Cara Cardigan is a stylish pattern that features dropped sleeves, a buttoned front, pockets and comes in two lengths. The looser fit makes the perfect cosy cardigan and can be sewn with sleeve cuffs or a standard sleeve hem. This beginner friendly pattern comes in sizes 6-32 and is perfect for all sewing skill levels.
What Fabric Do You Need?
To make The Cara Cardigan, you’ll want to use light-medium weight knit fabrics such as jersey, ribbed knit, sweater knit, ponte roma etc… I personally like to use fabric that has a nice amount of drape, so the fabric glides over my body and makes the perfect layering piece. Depending on the size you sew and the width of your fabric you will need between 1.5 – 3 meters or 1.7 – 3.2 yards of fabric.
You’ll also need 1/4 metre of knit interfacing to help stabilise the neckband. If you’ve never used knit interfacing before, it’s a thin textile you can iron onto your fabric. Knit interfacing works great at slightly stiffening and reinforcing the fabric – which is why you use this on areas where buttonholes will be sewn. If the idea of sewing with knits scares you, I have a dedicated step-by-step video tutorial to guide you every step of the way when sewing the Cara Cardigan, as well as written and illustrated instructions.
Here’s a handful of my wonderful pattern testers that helped making The Cara Cardigan possible! I loved seeing everyones versions and it’s a great way to look at what different fabrics and colours look like on this pattern.
What You Will Recieve
With this pdf pattern download, you will receive a print at home pattern file (A4 and US Letter) as welll as A0 sized pattern included for you to print out at a printers full size. You will also receive a pdf instruction booklet with written and illustrated instructions. If you’re more of a visual learner, I’ve also included a sew along video tutorial to help you every step of the way.
Shop The Cara Cardigan Pattern and sew yourself a cosy cardigan, perfect for the cooler weather!