Warm Orchid Medallions
One look at Mood Fabric’s ultra soft black wool knit with orchid pink medallions had me wishing for freezing temperatures ? This lovely medium weight knit features a movable drape and is perfect for many designs.
I chose the Blackwood Cardigan pattern by Helen’s Closet.
This pattern is very well designed with minimal excess fabric in the front and a close fit around the neck and shoulders. Its fitted shape and extra long sleeves make it perfect for wearing under jackets and vests.
Having sewn the pattern once before, I chose to make some design alterations to let this fabric shine! The front band and sleeve cuffs were sewn in a contrasting fabric – a black rib knit from Mood. In order to avoid disrupting the medallion pattern, I omitted the lower band and extended the length of the bodice to match the length of the front band. I also omitted the pockets.
The sleeves are designed to be very long and my arms are on the short side. I wanted to keep the length on the sleeve so I shortened the cuff by two inches. I really like the shorter cuff and might make this a permanent alteration for future sweaters!
To stabilize the hem, I placed a 1″ piece of interfacing directly below the hem.
There’s nothing better for the sewing mojo than an easy pattern with a good fit combined with a fabulous fabric!
Mood Fabrics also sells this lovely knit in black with a green medallion, and with wools like this, bring on the Arctic Blast!