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