October has definitely been the month of cardigans. I found myself very inspired by the #cosycardichallenge on Instagram and watching all these lovely makes made me wish that the day had more hours so I can sew all of them!
The first cardigan pattern I tried was the Blackwood cardigan by Helen’s closet (you can read all about it here). Although I was very tempted to make 100 more using that same pattern, I decided to try a few more and compare them so I could report back to you. My choice was the Carrie cardigan by Delia creates. I saw it for the first time on the Stitch Sisters’ You Tube channel and I couldn’t get it out of my head! I had the perfect fabric for it, too, a boucle knit fabric in the most gorgeous mustard color from Tsagrinos.gr
I whipped it up in no time! I think it took me less than an hour to finish it and I’m quite chuffed with it! It’s an over sized cardigan with a loose fit and a unique cocoon shape! It’s very snugly and cozy!
The Carrie cardigan pattern includes two length variations and two sleeve options. I opted for the long sleeve version, which features a knit cuff that I really like! As for the construction, it’s pretty straightforward and can easily be made by a beginner seamstress. The instructions are really good too, the only part that confused me at first was the cuff, but once I figured out what the illustration was showing it was very very easy to make!
The fit of this cardigan is spot on for me. As I said it’s designed to be a relaxed, split front cardigan. It doesn’t have any closures at the front. I chose the size Medium and made no alterations to the pattern, it fit straight from the package 🙂
Overall, I’m very happy with my Carrie and I can’t wait to make more in different fabrics and see how it looks!
Have you made one? What do you think of this pattern? Let me know!