Time for some Blackwood Cardigan love (pattern here, thank you Helen!).
I’ve made this wonderful pattern in jersey, hacci knit, and, now, polar fleece. Oh boy, it’s so pretty. The pattern:
Mine is the longer version in navy polar fleece from Fabric.com.
- I sewed the size Large, as with all my versions. Previous adjustments are detailed in first first version (here).
- Something different: I modified the pockets to be a little wider, with a cut-on facing, and placed them about 2″ above the hem,and, yes, across the bottom band. This is much lower than the pattern has them. But I love how this looks (as in the pic above).
- Fleece is usually pretty stable, not stretchy, and this one worked for me. No interfacing needed.
I love to sew fleece, here are some views of finishing details:
And more happiness.
Parting shot: I think I need a new pair of readers for the loft. Wonder Woman has broken her sewing glasses in TWO places…