Kwik Sew 2948

Hi everyone!!! Please pardon my long absence-just shy of 3 months, goodness.  I’ve no excuse, I’ve done no sewing, I’ve been in a serious slump.  Summer does that to me, I guess.  Don’t get me wrong, I had a great summer, (I just didn’t take any time for sewing) and I hope you all did too!  I’m ready for some Fall sewing and I eased myself back into the swing of things with a nice boyfriend cardi:

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Kwik Sew 2948

My mom gave me this ribbed sweater knit from her stash that just screamed man-cardi.  She also gave me this pattern, which I can’t find online, so I’m assuming it’s out of print.  I mentioned that I “eased” myself back into sewing, because this is an easy pattern.  There’s no fitting to it.  I sewed up a Medium size.  The sleeves are slightly too long, the fit is roomy and view A is nice and long.  This makes a great oversized cardi.

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I’m not sure of the fiber content.  It’s REAL scratchy, so I’m sure there’s a substantial amount of wool in it.  It’s also very warm, which is why I didn’t get any pics of me modeling it.  The knit is ribbed, loose and drapey.  I was worried about raveling, so I bound all the seams with bias silk.  Also, to stabilize the cut edges, I fused bias tape to all edges.  It was probably a bit of sewing overkill, but I like it.  I wasn’t planning on adding buttons to the center front , but I’m glad I did, I think it gives a more finished look.  This was my first time sewing a Kwik Sew pattern, and I’m pleased with the results.  I think I’ll get another! 

  I’ve been wanting one of these for a while now.  Paired with leggings or skinny jeans and boots, this is my typical winter uniform.  Comfortable and cozy!!

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  1. You’re headed in the right direction with this warm cardi. I’ve heard we are expecting a super cold winter 🙂 Welcome back!

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