Thursday, January 26, 2017

Long Driftless Cardigan

Hi guys! I made my first Driftless Cardigan (this pattern is from Grainline Studio). I decided to lengthen it since I didn't have any maxi sweaters in my closet. I added 7" to the front and back pieces. I made version B, with the uneven, split hem. This will be perfect for wearing with leggings, though I think also looks good over everything else. 

After I'd cut out the pieces, I realized that the pockets were going to be 7" lower, too, and I regretted my hasty decision. But I sewed it up anyway and I think it turned out just fine.

I used a medium weight, cotton-poly sweater knit from, which is now out of stock. I used my serger to sew the whole thing, and slipstitched the neck band in place, as instructed.

I'm so happy with how this turned out, and I definitely plan to make another one at the original length. I usually lengthen the sleeves on tops, but I have some extra length in the sleeves on this one. I won't lengthen them next time. 

Have you made a Driftless cardigan?

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