Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Blackwood Cardigan in Mood Fabrics' Pique Knit

Blackwood Cardigan from Helen's Closet Patterns made in a Mood Fabrics' Pique Knit.


I needed another a Blackwood but this time in the shorter length.  It is just such a great pattern.




Blackwood Cardigan from Helen's Closet Patterns made in a Mood Fabrics' Pique Knit.

  Winter is coming and it is time for coats and I don't like how the longer length hangs out from my coat.  How do you all feel about long sweaters and short coats?  I probably need to make a longer wool coat, right? 



My knit is Mood Fabrics' Fig Stretch Knit Pique, which you might recognize as my trim on this Vogue top



Blackwood Cardigan from Helen's Closet Patterns made in a Mood Fabrics' Pique Knit.


 I have made the Blackwood once before in the longer length and I have been wearing it so much.  One thing about the Blackwood, it is so quick to make.  I think less than 2 hours from cutting to finishing. 

On Instagram, I saw a couple of Blackwood Cardigans layered over a button up and thought I would try it.  This is an Archer I made a couple (maybe 3 years) ago.  I love the combination of these two garments. 




Blackwood Cardigan from Helen's Closet Patterns made in a Mood Fabrics' Pique Knit.


I see many more Blackwood Cardigans in my future, this is such a great closet staple.  

Anyone have a favorite fabric for the Blackwood?  I have made it twice in this pique but the stretch is limited, so wondering about a sweater knit.

10 comments:

  1. Love it! The color is gorgeous and it looks great with that shirt. I've made three Blackwoods so far, in rayon jersey and in a wool/lycra sweater knit and I love two of them (one of the rayons didn't really have enough stretch for the pattern).

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  2. Love this! Absolutely perfect styling with your new Blackwood. Love the unusual burgundy shade too

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  3. So cute, nice job. You are making me want to sew one for the winter season - but what do I do about all those other plans in the sewing room?

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  4. What a lovely deep shade! I like both the longer and the shorter length of this cardigan. Looks like you just gave yourself the perfect alibi to sew a new winter coat :)

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  5. Great looking pair. It looks very nice with that shirt. I missed that Archer version, must go and check it out. Love the polka dot fabric in it.

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  6. I completely agree about long cardigans and short coats! I am going to give the short version of the Blackwood a go - yours looks lovely and the colour is fabulous.

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  7. Very nice combo, and it looks great on you. I think this pattern might just get me to try a pdf pattern....

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  8. I make a lot of cardigans because I can wear them to work. I style them similar to what you show here, a solid pant, print top in a color that matches the pant and a colored cardigan. Yes, I use sweater knit, the more solid ones, not the open weave. But I also find that any medium weight knit will work. I have made them from ponte, and french terry, sweatshirt fleece, textured knits, etc. For really cold days I have even made them from polar fleece in a solid color. You need the medium weight to stand up to the details of a cardigan , like cuffs, bands and buttonholes. Also the medium weight won't cling, but will keep you warm.

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  9. Love this on you!

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