Pattern: Butterick B5760 view B
Size: slightly altered 14
Fabric: JoAnn’s sweater knit
The new cardigan is done, and I love it! It’s the perfect thing to throw on when it’s a little cool. I expect to be making more.
Katherine asked if I cut it in a single layer to avoid the dreaded bullseye. No, but I confess that I marked the bust point on the pattern and placed it carefully. When your entire fabric is covered with targets, it’s fun to try to find appropriate negative space!
The closure didn’t turn out to be too difficult, after all. I knew I didn’t want to attempt buttonholes on my lumpy neckband, and I considered sewing only a single snap at the top. After digging through some unpacked supplies, however, I found these antique brass ring snaps that work nicely.
It was a beautiful morning today, and I had planned to wear the cardigan today anyway. What better time to get some photos? As a bonus, I found a setting on my camera timer where I can have it snap 3 pictures in succession giving me a chance to change position slightly between each one. I can’t believe the time that saved!
This is how I’ll likely wear the cardi. As Elaine pointed out, I probably didn’t need a closure at all!
But it’s nice to have some other options:
And I could even wear it with a belt, though not this one.
I’m surprised how well this cardigan fits, being a size larger than what I usually use. The only alterations were to add some length over the bust and remove some length at the back waist. It *is* a bit big in back, but not bad.
I doubt I’ll spend much, if any, time trying to make that fit more closely. I do think I’ll widen the center front band to 1 inch to give more room for buttonholes. The neckband–I’m not sure. Snoop shopping showed me that most of the neckbands were just like this one, even when the front button bands were wider.
We’ll see. I’m working on something else right now. Maybe I can show you that tomorrow!