Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Knit Basics for Fall - Blackwood Cardigan and New Look 6530

Mood Fabrics' pique knit and rib knit for Blackwood Cardigan and New Look 6530



Sometimes I just need some basics, fun basics in knit.  I bought these beautiful fabrics from Mood Fabrics in August  and went to planning for fall.  First up is Mood Fabric’s Rust Stretch Knit Pique and let me tell you this fabric is so luxurious and I want all the colors.  How many colors?  There is nine!  The next fabric is Mood Fabrics’ Rust and Navy Striped Rib Knit  and as I hoped when ordering these two fabrics look so good together.


Now time to plan and a I went with New Look 6530 for the top, it was perfect to combine the two fabric for a fun look.  This top goes together beautifully.


Mood Fabrics' pique knit and rib knit for Blackwood Cardigan and New Look 6530

I like the darts in the top for better shaping and the armsyce is finished with a small facing, which in interfaced.  The bottom band, has a fun curve.


Mood Fabrics' pique knit and rib knit for New Look 6530- bottom band



If you make the long sleeve version of this pattern, the sleeves have contrast on the lower part.  I will go down a size when I make this again, it is just a bit roomy



Mood Fabrics' pique knit and rib knit for Blackwood Cardigan and New Look 6530

I used my coverstitch machine to stitch the lower band in place

This fabric was so wonderful to sew and I love the feel of it.  Knits are some of my favorite things to sew, especially with my serger and coverstitch machine but don’t worry they work well with a sewing machine.  The most important thing is to practice and have the right needle.

One more look at the band and the top
Bottom band of New Look 6530


Mood Fabrics' pique knit and rib knit for Blackwood Cardigan and New Look 6530

Now for what I love for fall, layers!  My favorite knit layering pattern, is Blackwood Cardigan from Helen’s Closet and have made it twice before.  For this version, I used the pique knit and it was so incredible to sew.  It has such a nice hand and great feel, so soft.


Mood Fabrics' pique knit and rib knit for Blackwood Cardigan and New Look 6530



My previous cardigans were from a softer and stretchier knit, which are lovely but this fabric has a bit more substance and really worked well to make the cardigan, especially for the pocket.


Don’t the two colors work so nicely together?
Mood Fabrics' pique knit and rib knit for Blackwood Cardigan and New Look 6530


You can probably can tell by my smile in these photos, I love this outfit and love these two garments.   They are so me – my style and my life.  This New Look pattern will be made several times for my fall and winter wardrobe, it just has such nice features.  Well, actually, the same goes for the cardigan, too, I need to make the shorter length.

Mood Fabrics' pique knit and rib knit for Blackwood Cardigan and New Look 6530

Bring on fall, I am ready.  Tell me what is your favorite knit basic pattern and favorite type of knit?


Mood Fabrics' pique knit and rib knit for Blackwood Cardigan and New Look 6530


Disclosure - I receive a monthly fabric allowance from Mood Fabrics to make a garment.  This garment is blogged at Mood Sewing Network first and then I will blog here about this garment.

10 comments:

  1. Great casual fall outfit!

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  2. Those fabrics are beautiful together! What a fabulous two piece look. Love the long line cardigan and I'm going to have to take a look at the New Look top Pattern, as I love the hem shape

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    1. I loved the hem shape, too. These garments will be well worn.

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  3. Really cute. Great fall colors and looks soft and comfortable. Nice job on the fit.

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  4. Wow, those colors looks great on you! Love this updated sweater set. And how did I miss that New Look pattern? It looks like my cup of tea! Thanks for pointing it out.

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  5. WOW! this outfit is absolutely sensational! I LOVE the colours together and the shapes, in fact the whole ensemble. You look amazing! :)

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  6. I love your entire outfit, the colours of the fabrics, the patterns EVERYTHING!!!!! You look amazing!

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  7. Gorgeous!!!! That colour is so fab on you!! I have just cut out my first Blackwood and after seeing yours can't wait to get cracking xxx

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  8. Love those 2 pieces together - gorgeous!

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