Shades of Gray

This cardigan is made from a wool knit purchased from the Mood NYC store during my trip with Barbara.  The minute I touched the wool I knew it would be used for my tried and true Burda pattern 8869.

Wool Knit Cardigan

Monday mornings are cold in my office.  I’m sure that’s because I sit in front of a big window and the building has no heat all weekend…and don’t let it be a three day weekend because then it takes half the morning for my area to warm up.  So I always dress a little warmer on Mondays and this cardigan will fit the bill.

Wool Knit Cardigan

The fabric was bordered in ivory which I cut off and used to make the front bands.  They are a little skinnier than what the pattern calls for but they work in this instance.

Wool Knit Cardigan

Wool Knit Cardigan

The buttons add a little sparkle to the front of the cardigan. The hems on the sleeves and the bottom of the cardigan were sewn with a twin needle.

Since it’s a tried and true pattern that I’ve made 30 or 40 times, it was a breeze to sew and is a great addition to my work wardrobe…but most importantly it’s warm!

A  few more shots…

Wool Knit Cardigan

Wool Knit Cardigan

Wool Knit Cardigan

…as always more later!

Editor’s note: Mood has a ton of wool knits to make cardigans as cute as Carolyn’s. Find them in store and online.

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Comments


  • RobinDenning
    December 4, 2012

    polished & professional!

    • Carolyn
      December 5, 2012

      Thanks Robin!

  • Sarah Gunn
    December 4, 2012

    Wow! – Thirty of forty times you’ve made this! Now I understand why it is absolutely perfect! The buttons and white band give your sweater a great polished finish.

    • Carolyn
      December 5, 2012

      Sarah – yes, I’ve made this cardigan ALOT! *LOL* But you always need a cardigan to slip over top of something in all seasons – at least I do!

    • Amy
      December 5, 2012

      Agreed!!

  • Jennifer
    December 5, 2012

    I love it, I have been looking for a sweater style pattern.
    I will use the one you used.
    Thanks,

    • Carolyn
      December 5, 2012

      Jennifer – any cardigan pattern would work, they are just fabulous garments to have in your wardrobe!

  • Rose Britton
    December 6, 2012

    That many good work outfits from one pattern! you are an inspiration to me!

  • Amanda S.
    December 6, 2012

    Great use of a sweater print!

  • Teri Stich
    December 21, 2012

    What great fabric! Putting a cardigan on my list of things to sew!