I love her previous patterns, but the new ones are even better – the aesthetic is more in tune with my girl growing sense of style (or fashion) and these are clothes that are actually worn on a daily basis [insert happy mama smile].
For the testing version I used a soft knit from Nosh that I was hoping to use for myself (but obviously, failed to purchase enough yardage and this clever lady took advantage of that). It’s absolutely perfect for this cardigan – soft, warm and so comfortable to wear!
The Catherine cardigan features a round neckline, button up front band with optional pussy bow or short bow – I added the short bow, and looks adorable. The sleeves are gathered and can be made short, or three-quarter length with a thin band or above elbow length or long with a deep cuff. The back features a separate yoke and gathering.
Plus, it’s really a pleasure to sew – the step-by-step detailed instructions are easy to follow and the final piece comes together in no time (well, almost 😉 ).
Because we both loved the testing version so much, a new version was in order. Once again, we picked a long sleeve version (it’s still winter, and tis cardigan is fabulous for layering) made using a quilted knit and with an added lace hem (to make it less plain).
Again, the sewing was quite simple and the cardigan was finished just before lunch time – perfect for a walk in the park! For this version, I used hand-painted wood buttons which were a gift from a dear friend . the knit is medium weight, so buttonholes are pretty doable.
The Catherine carding is available from 12 months to 12 years (in English and dutch versions) and it’s truly one of those patterns, you’ll be going back again and again. I know I will ❤
There’s a discount code (CATHERINE15) applicable throughout the tour. Don’t miss it!