A few weeks ago I was lucky enough to get to test the latest pattern from Straight Stitch Designs for the Lauralhurst Cardigan. I loved the style and plus it was a really quick sew! I knew it would be a great tie in to my handmade wardrobe especially with the transitioning weather. I made my version out of some mid-weight sweater rib knit and all I did to finish the raw edges was to over-lock/serge it. Sometimes just a simple over-locked edge is just perfect. I have l already worn it several times including in some “engagement” photos we had taken a few weeks ago.
- The way the front drapes
- It was a quick afternoon sew which is always gratifying to finish something up the same day that you start it.
- The fit
- I should have made the sleeves a little longer. I love when sleeves scrunch up!
Otherwise, I really enjoyed sewing this up and will probably make a couple more to rotate into my capsule wardrobe.
Size // 16
Modifications // serged the raw edges
Fabric // random knit in a clearance pile, it was a lucky find!