3.12.2019

Sweater Knit Swing Cardi | Ottobre 02/2015 #13

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. 
A friend and I made the trip to Williamston, SC Friday to 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.
Guess one could say this is a t-n-t for me now.  Tried-n-True Pattern.  A couple of hours from cut to final seam and it was being worn.  And it's wonderful to (finally!) feel like there is a small arsenal of t-n-t patterns in my 'collection'.   This pattern has a nice 'swing' to it that is fun to wear, with a gentle taper from front to back with the back covering the backside well that also makes it a great layering piece when wearing leggings.  Wearing old Ottobre pants today with the Itch to Stitch Hepburn Turtleneck from last year.
Don't know why I've been struggling with my camera recently.  As I'm trying to show you the lovely back of my cardi, the silly camera focused on our distant mountain.  *sigh*
It's a little milder today and no rain.  Hope that means it'll soon be time to enjoy more walks in the woods.
Happy Sewing All!  :)

12 comments:

  1. Really nice Lisa! It has a lovely drape and the fabric texture is smashing.

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  2. 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 :)

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  3. 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.

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    1. 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!! :)

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  4. That Ottobre issue is a gold mine for you! Your cardi is perfect for the transitional seasons.

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    1. Yes it is and there's lots more in there I'd like to make!! :) :)

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  5. That jacket looks very cozy and delicious to wear :) I have this issue to and it's great to see all your makes Lisa!

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  6. Thank you so much Ellen!! :)

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  7. 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 :)

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    1. This style would look very good on you! Thank you Katharina! :)

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