Blackwood cardigan – another step on the handmade wardrobe 

I wear a cardigan pretty much every day so I knew finding a pattern that worked would be key to building my Me Made wardrobe. I’ve part started other patterns before but never quite finished one until I found the Blackwood Cardigan

I’ve now made a mountain of them! They’re incredibly quick to make, require relatively few pattern pieces and I would definitely recommend this for someone new to sewing knits. It couldn’t be more easy!!

I’ve made it up in a number of different types of knit fabrics. My absolute favourite is the grey version, it’s a lovely weight knit that’s fairly stable from Walthamstow . In contrast the yellow is a lace knit which I bought years ago in Goldhawk Road. It’s a more light weight summer cardigan for hot days. I would note that different knits will result in different sizing of the cardigan, loose drapery knits will end up with longer sleeves. 

I’ve made about 8 cardigans now and am looking forward to hacking the pattern in the future to see if I can play around with body and sleeve length.