Fabric purchased Friday afternoon. Cardi began and completed Sunday afternoon. Cardi worn Sunday night. One of the fastest things I've ever made.
Ottobre 02/2015 #13 Knit Cardigan has recently been made 3 times, with 3 different fabrics and now this unique sweater knit makes a 4th. So to say I was familiar with the pattern would be an understatement. No closures, no interfacing, front is simply turned back after being caught in the neckline seam that finishes it all off nicely, all pretty much sewn on the serger. A nice quick 'n easy make. Hmmmm, not sure why I traced a size 36 when I'm a size 38 in Ottobre, but that's okay as it fits me well. It's always good to doublecheck sizing as I'm a size 36 in Burda, a 38 in Ottobre and a size 12 in the big 4.
All About Fabrics, for the open-only-once-a-month-to-the-public textile outlet mill where I always come home with lots of treasures. There was no disappointment this time either! Such FUN! The minute I saw this chunky sweater knit fabric, I knew it had to be another Ottobre cardi. Fabric cost @$7.50 a yard.
Ottobre pants today with the Itch to Stitch Hepburn Turtleneck from last year.
Really nice Lisa! It has a lovely drape and the fabric texture is smashing.ReplyDelete
Thank you so much Diane!! :)Delete
That's so beautiful Lisa! and what an amazingly fast turn around!! clearly a perfect match of fabric and pattern, and you look absolutely lovely... though of course you look lovely in everything :)ReplyDelete
Awww thank you sweet Carolyn!! :)Delete
Love your new cardigan, and it really looks lovely with your old Ottobre pants - they look really good as slouchy walking pants, and really, that is the trend again, I think! Plus the turtleneck - a really classic look.ReplyDelete
Oh thank you so much because that's how I thought about the pants too! Wasn't sure how it worked all put together..... so appreciate your feedback very much!! :)Delete
That Ottobre issue is a gold mine for you! Your cardi is perfect for the transitional seasons.ReplyDelete
Yes it is and there's lots more in there I'd like to make!! :) :)Delete
That jacket looks very cozy and delicious to wear :) I have this issue to and it's great to see all your makes Lisa!ReplyDelete
Thank you so much Ellen!! :)ReplyDelete
What a nice fabric! I've always wanted to knit myself a cardigan with that pattern! The cardigan fits you really well and the color looks great :) No wonder this is a t'n't pattern for you :)ReplyDelete
This style would look very good on you! Thank you Katharina! :)Delete
Oh boy do I love this cardigan! Some things just don't jump out at me in Ottobre like they should but this one does now! What a perfect knit to use for this pattern. I will definitely have to keep this pattern in mind now as I look for a knit to use. Since I normally make the size 38 for myself, do you recommend a 36 instead since the fit looks perfect for you?ReplyDelete
This would look great on you Shirley and take maybe a couple of hours to make. Good question. I think what happened here is I did not double check Ottobre's measurements and blindly cut out the 36 (thinking Burda), even though I am a 38 in Ottobre's sizing. With all the stretch in these knits, the 36 works well. In fact, one cardi that's out of a more stretchy knit is almost too oversized and 'slouchy' feeling. Good Luck!!! :)Delete