You know those days when you need comfort foods? Well, some days I feel like I need comfort clothes—and for those days what’s better than a sweater knit? Online at Mood Fabrics there is quite a selection of sweater knits. After much deliberation, I ordered Mood Fabrics’ Mallard Blue Brushed Cozy Acrylic Knit, with blue being one of my favorite colors.
For the pattern, I went with Simplicity 2309, a cardigan with a wide collar and a flounce at the bottom.
This fabric is the coziest and oh so warm. It’s perfect for these cold winter days in the Midwest.
The flounce and collar is two pieces and the raw edge is left unfinished. I did sew 1/4″ from the raw edge to keep these fabrics together. After this bit of topstitching, I trimmed all the edges to make sure they were exactly the same. This was a perfect solution for my thick fabric. Here is a closeup of the edge:
The cardigan has a great front button band and nice front shaping. With the stretch of the sweater knit, I made corded buttonholes. This helps so much and keeps those buttonholes from stretching all out.
Now I’m ready to face the rest of winter!
Oh, and speaking of comfort foods, Kaitlyn just made chocolate chip cookies and chocolate caramel brownies. Looks like I will be wearing my new sweater to the gym!