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Style Arc Simone Knit Cardigan

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.

Style Arc Simone cardigan in printed ponte from Rathdowne Fabrics

Style Arc Simone cardigan in striped ponte from Spotlight

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.

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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!

Style Arc Simone cardigan in printed ponte from Rathdowne Fabrics

Style Arc Simone cardigan in striped ponte from Spotlight

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.

Style Arc Simone cardigan in printed ponte from Rathdowne Fabrics

Style Arc Simone cardigan in striped ponte from Spotlight

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.

Style Arc Simone cardigan in printed ponte from Rathdowne Fabrics

Style Arc Simone cardigan in striped ponte from Spotlight

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11 thoughts on “Style Arc Simone Knit Cardigan

  1. I keep meaning to leave a comment on your blog, and then I get distracted by the next post, and then the next, and all the lovely clothes that you make. I love all the Style-Arc (and other) patterns that you have made up – I’m a huge Lagenlook/Tina Given’s fan, and so many of these patterns will work well with that aesthetic. I do hope that Style-Arc give you some kick back commission, as I have a long list of their patterns that I am now off to buy!

  2. I’ve had this pattern for ages but always thought it wouldn’t work with a patterned fabric because of the pocket. Your 2 proves me wrong so thanks! I’ll get it out when I sort through my fabrics.

  3. I can see why this cardigan has been so successful for you. You may also like the Grainline Driftless pattern. I made it recently and if only I was as productive as you, I would happily have a few more.

  4. I have not noticed this pattern but it is quite clever. I shall save to Pinterest. The colors of the multicolor version really flatter you. You have the same coloring as I and find that colors for Autumn’s are often difficult to find. Great look.

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