I made and tested the Blackwood cardigan before it was released a few years ago. My first blog post review can be found here.
Those cardigans served as an essential item in my wardrobe for many years. I re-evaluated my wardrobe earlier in the year and found that I would benefit from a few cardigans. I wanted garments that would be great for layering and would be smart enough for work or play.
I chose mid-weight purple merino from Fabricbox and the blue merino from For Fabric Sake. I used 1.5m of 145cm wide fabric for each cardigan. Both versions are size L in the shorter version. I sewed the garments entirely on my overlocker.
The Blackwood upper sleeve is designed to be narrow, which isn’t the best for layering. I changed the shape of the upper sleeve. I cut and spread the top section of the sleeve pattern to add a box pleat detail – this allows more ease in the upper sleeve head.
I made the purple cardigan earlier in the year and wore it so much that I made the blue version. Both versions get a lot of wear and are great layering pieces.
Here are a bunch of different ways I like to wear my cardigans.
I hope you try this pattern, and don’t be afraid to hack it like I have!