The Style Arc Simone Knit Cardigan is an excellent pattern. I love it so much that I’ve sewn it four times. These are versions three and four.
The Style Arc website describes this pattern as follows: SIMONE KNIT CARDIGAN: This clever cardigan pattern has been designed so as the drape creates the pocket. An easy every day must have cardi. Make it with or without buttons. FABRIC SUGGESTION & DESCRIPTION: Knit jersey, Slinky or any drapery knit.
The main feature of this cardigan is of course the drape pocket. It’s all cut in one, and with a couple of folds and a few stitches you have a pocket hidden inside a draped fold. I love it!
Both these were sewn in soft ponte. I wouldn’t want to use a much heavier fabric than a ponte, as there is quite a bit of bulk in the hemline where the pockets are formed. I used plenty of pins when I was hemming it and it all sits well.
I sewed size 12. Construction was on the overlocker, with the machine used to twin needle hemlines and to secure the front band. The printed fabric came from Rathdowne Fabrics, and the stripe from Spotlight.