McCall’s 5932

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A few years ago, my mom and I were down at Gail K’s in Atlanta and came across this luscious piece of cashmere.  It was crazy expensive, and I told her she had to buy it anyway.  It sat in her stash for a while and then this Summer, she de-stashed a bunch of fabrics to me, including this.  Who was I to argue???  I still think It’s beautiful, although less of a color for me than for her, but that’s a minor detail.  You can tell it’s a loose knit, very lacy and open, and really thin.  I thought it needed to be a very drapey cardigan, and I chose this pattern, view B:

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This is my second entry into the Wardrobe Contest at Pattern Review.  This cozy cardi is just what I wanted.  This is a simple pattern, two fronts, a back and two sleeves.  You can choose the collar treatment. 

 

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The pattern called for very stable knits, but this knit was definitely not.  I had to use fusible bias tape on all the seams to keep it from “growing.”  I had to sew the seams first, then serge them to finish the insides.

Even with this fussy knit, I made this up in a day.  It’s very easy.  I made a medium and could have gone down a size.  Be careful with the styling and your fabric choice with this pattern.  It wouldn’t take much for this pattern to look a lot like a bathrobe.

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This cashmere is like butta!    ‘Totally getting why it’s so expensive.  Yummy!

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