Just a quick post today. I wanted to show you the Driftless cardigan I made this week. The pattern is by Grainline Studio and it gets a big thumbs up from me. I love the design and it came together really quickly on the overlocker.
The pattern calls for a medium weight knit and I wasn’t sure if this really soft and stretchy hacci sweater knit fabric from Girl Charlee UK would suit the pattern, but I think it worked. The fabric drapes beautifully and I feel effortlessly chic in this cardigan.
I actually made no alterations to the pattern for my height and it fits really well. I think if I make this again in a sturdier knit, I will add a bit of length to the bodice and sleeves, as I’m guessing the stretchiness of the fabric is having an effect on the fit.
I’ve already ordered more fabric to make more of these, so keep an eye out for more versions coming soon.
It looks great in a softer knit, I really like the difference in silhouette! I’ve been wanting to make a cardigan in some fine merino wool I have stashed, and I never thought of using Driftless, but it might be perfect!
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Yeah, I wasn’t sure if it would work, but I really like how it turned out. It definitely changes the silhouette, but I think it looks lovely. I also have some heavier weight jersey to try, so I am interested to see how that turns out. A Merino wool version sounds divine!