Today’s post is a super short one to share my Blackwood Cardigan, by Helen’s Closet. I don’t think this pattern needs much of a review; the number of Blackwood Cardigan’s on Instagram and the internet is testament to what a great pattern this is. It is beautifully drafted, stylish, comes with wonderful instructions and is a pleasurable sew.
Actually, this cardigan was sewn up a few months ago and it was on high rotation until the warmer weather hit us. The soft pink sweater knit (an eBay find) is just an acrylic knit but the colour seems to go with so many things in my wardrobe. I would love to make this up in some better quality fabric if I could get my hands on any!
This version was made up straight from the PDF; I just graded out one size over the waist and hips. Next time round I would probably shorten the sleeves, tighten the wrists up and possibly shorten a smidge? I would like to try the shorter view too.
Truthfully, I couldn’t see what all the fuss was about until I tried this pattern for myself. But now I have made one version I can see me making more for the cooler weather. I love the slouchy style, but it doesn’t swamp you or look dowdy. Top marks Helen!