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Another Style Arc Nina

This is a repeat – well, you knew that from the title of this blog post, didn’t you!  I think it’s the fourth time that I’ve sewn the Style Arc Nina cardigan.

Style Arc Nina Cardigan in ponte from Darn Cheap Fabrics

The pattern description on the webpage isn’t especially forthcoming.  Fabulous waterfall front cardigan.  That’s all it says at the moment, but I notice that their website is in the process of a major makeover.  Maybe that’s all it ever said?


I sewed this one in orange ponte, I think from Darn Cheap Fabrics.  The pattern instructions suggest finishing the edges with a rolled edge (on the overlocker) finish.  I chose to turn a hem of around 1cm and use a zig-zag stitch to catch it in place.

Style Arc Nina Cardigan in ponte from Darn Cheap Fabrics

I’ve been wearing this with the sleeves rolled up a bit, so clearly they need shortening! Next time I have bright orange thread in the sewing machine.

Style Arc Nina Cardigan in ponte from Darn Cheap Fabrics

This is easy to sew, with most construction done on the overlocker. Yes, I have orange overlocker thread! I’ve sewn it in a few different types of knits now, and think that it works well in all of them. This is size 12 without any alterations.

Style Arc Nina Cardigan in ponte from Darn Cheap Fabrics

Not much more to say about this one really. I like it, or else I wouldn’t have sewn it four times! I doubt that this pattern is ready for retirement yet either.


8 thoughts on “Another Style Arc Nina

  1. Hi Lara – I love it! I can see you’re a Spring. I’m an Autumn so I would love to get my hands on this color ponte knit too. So if I understand you this is meant to be finished off like their Estelle jacket with a rolled hem. But wouldn’t that make the edges roll out. I recently made the Estelle jacket out a nice heavy knit but can’t decide if I’m ok with the raw edge finish. I can’t bind it as you did your Estelle but I might try the technique you used here since it doesn’t look like its causing it to roll out. What do you think?
    P.S. Is there any other source for stretch bengaline besides StyleArc?

    1. I don’t fully understand your question. I sew for myself and my kids, so the garments on my blog reflect that. Do you mean the Style Arc Pattern company? They design for sizes 4 to about 30. I generally sew size 10 or 12 of their patterns for myself.

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