Ponte Knit Cardigan

The next piece in The City in Winter Collection is a knit cardigan made using Butterick 6002 to coordinate with the brown wool crepe pieces previously sewn.

Tweed Ponte Jacket

Pattern ~
Butterick 6002 – This is an out of print pattern that was issued in 1999.
It is a semi-fitted, unlined, above waist jacket that has shoulder pads, mock bands, long sleeves and stitched hem.

Fabric ~
Tweedy ponte knit purchased from Mood. Here’s a link to additional pontes at Mood.com

Notions ~
Five 7/8″ buttons
1/4″ shoulder pads
black fusible interfacing

Construction ~
This is my third version of this jacket. My first one ended up going in the recycle basket and my second one became a treasured piece that I wore a lot this summer. 

For this version I made one fit change.  I added tucks to the neckline of the pattern pieces so that I wouldn’t have to make darts to take in the extra width.  Here’s what I did in my second version…

Tweed Ponte Jacket

And here is a close up of the neckline on this version…highlighting how the excess fabric has been removed at the neckline…

Tweed Ponte Jacket

The jacket was primarily sewn on my serger, since it is a ponte and a stable knit. The most challenging aspect of this jacket occurred when I decided not to make regular buttonholes but to make corded buttonholes on the jacket front. You can read all about that technique in this post from my blog.

So a few more pics…

Tweed Ponte Jacket
Jacket, RTW turtleneck
TNT pants
Tweed Ponte Jacket
Jacket worn with
dress recently made

This cardigan/jacket will work well with the pieces currently in the collection and with future pieces too.  

…as always more later!



  • Erica B.
    October 26, 2012

    Great cardigan Carolyn, for topping those great autumn looks.

    • Carolyn
      November 2, 2012

      Thanks Erica! Your compliment is so appreciated!

  • Ginger
    October 26, 2012

    Ooh! This looks so professional and pretty! And look how nicely it goes with different outfits! Great job!

    • Carolyn
      November 2, 2012

      Thanks! To me getting the outfits to coordinate is part f the fun!

  • Laura
    October 31, 2012

    Love your jacket! I’m not familiar with tweedy type ponte’ knits. Will have to look for some. Thanks for sharing!

    • Carolyn
      November 2, 2012

      Laura, I’ve been looking for a tweedy ponte knit since spying it on a RTW site last year. Did you call either store to see if thy have any left?

  • Nancy A.
    November 1, 2012

    I always love your sewing. Everything goes so nicely with other things in your closet. I wish I weren’t such a Magpie when I sew — I pick colors that strike my fancy and jump in with no thought to what/where I might actually wear it. This winter I’ve planned some pieces that ACTUALLY go together, I’m excited. Your sewing choices inspire me to stop and think (not my natural process). We’ll see if it follows through. Might try the buttonhole technique — looks very pretty.

  • Carolyn
    November 2, 2012

    Thanks! Sewing with a plan is very fulfilling isn’t it?

  • Laura
    November 4, 2012

    That looks so nice on you!

  • oonaballoona
    November 7, 2012

    oooh, i love it with your dress! perfect pairing.

  • Marina
    November 12, 2012

    Carolyn, it’s looks soo pretty with your white dress – it’s a great basic, congratulations! That handstitching on the dress is a great detail too 🙂

  • Amy
    November 13, 2012

    I just love how you coordinate all of your pieces. Everything works so well together! I need to put a new cardigan on my list of things to sew.