Women’s Scarf Neck Cardigan by Swoon

Women’s Scarf Neck Cardigan by Swoon

Does this scarf neck cardigan look familiar? It’s a free pdf pattern from Swoon. I made the kids version for my daughter last year, and I’ve been itching to sew another.

Free sewing pattern! Scarf Neck Cardigan by Swoon. Available in girls and women's sizes.

I actually cut two, one for me and one for a friend’s birthday. You are looking at Victoria’s cardigan, and I admit I want to steal it. Luckily, I’m almost finished sewing mine.

Free sewing pattern from Swoon: Scarf Neck Cardigan

This pattern is meant for lightweight knits. Don’t use one sided prints because the inside will show. I used a short, narrow zig zag stitch and cut the seam allowance off to reduce bulk.

Women's Scarf a neck Cardigan sewing pattern by Swoon. Free PDF sewing pattern available in women's and girls sizes.

The hem is unfinished. You could add a narrow hem if you like, but the asymetrical hem would be super tricky. Another option would be binding, but I think that would mess up the drape. The unfinished hems suit me just fine. I left my sleeves unhemmed as well.

Women's Scarf Neck Cardigan: Free PDF Sewing Pattern by Swoon

I think the princess seams give it a flattering shape! Isn’t it a great cardi for t-shirts? My daughter still wears hers a lot. See it here.

Women's Scarf Neck Cardigan by Swoon | Free Sewing Pattern!

A quick gripe about fabric: this fabric almost killed me when I first started sewing. It’s woven off grain, and has built in wrinkles. Cutting was awful. Pinning was awful. Sewing was awful. Re-pinning whilst sewing was awful. And I still have a couple yards left. Don’t get me wrong; it’s gorgeous. I love the tiny little flowers. (Not sure if you can see them.) But it will take me several years to forget how difficult is is to work with.

Free women's sewing pattern: Scarf Neck Cardigan by Swoon

Despite uncooperative fabric, this cute cardigan only took about an hour to make. I reccomend it with both thumbs up.

Scarf Neck Cardigan: Free sewing pattern by Swoon

Get the free Women’s Scarf Neck Cardigan pattern by Swoon and make yours soon! It’s absolutely perfect for fall.

Fall sewing…what patterns are you buying/sewing?

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Amy Mayen

Hello. I'm Amy and I'm addicted to sewing. I borderline-hoard fabric, buttons, & patterns. Sometimes I wish I could pile my fabric up on the floor and just roll in it!


  1. Angela

    Cozy, drapey cardigans are awesome. That is the most amazing fabric, but thanks for the warning on the difficulty of using it. I’m not up for the challenge, but I love the color!
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  2. Cindy

    Love this cardigan! I definitely will be adding the pattern to my selfish sewing list…I love to wear layers when it starts to cool down.

    I have a few thin knits like that. Such a pain in the butt to work with!


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