This month we are sewing the Saunio cardigan from Named Clothing.
But saying that, I have real trouble finding cardigans both RTW and sewing pattern-wise that I’ve liked even a little bit. I’m starting to think that I’m just not good at picking out cardies that actually look nice on me so I’m hoping that maybe here, where I’m being pushed to make something I normally wouldn’t have chosen, I’ll be pleasantly surprised instead!
This pattern requires a little bit of prep work (it’s one of the few things I find frustrating with Named Clothing patterns). If you’ve chosen the PDF version, then great! Your seam allowances are included. The pattern is overlapped so you may want to either trace out the appropriate pattern pieces or print the pages multiple times and cut out each one. (You can see my tips on PDF patterns here). If you’ve bought the paper pattern, you’ll need to trace out each piece separately and add on seam allowances. (Don’t worry. It sounds like a lot of work but there’s only a four pattern pieces so it’s not too bad!)
You’ll need a stiff-ish stretch fabric for this pattern. I’ve opted for a khaki green boiled wool knit. I’m tempted to add on a red trim somewhere to give it a little bit of contrast!
What are you waiting for? Get sewing! 😉