This is the third time that I’ve sewn the Style Arc Coral cardigan, and it won’t be the last.
This pattern gave me a terrific opportunity to play with stripes. The double-sided knit from Clear It (which has become many often-worn garments over the past few years – thanks to Anna for replenishing my stash of it) has narrow stripes on one side and wide stripes on the other. I decided to use both sides, each in different locations. This had the added bonus of making stripe-matching much more straightforward!
I sewed size 12, shortening the sleeves a couple of inches before adding the cuff. The centre front bands are the same length; it’s just that I don’t have it on my shoulders evenly in these end-of-the-day photos. Construction was predominantly on the overlocker, with twin needle stitching on the machine to secure the neckband and the hem.
The neck band on this cardigan sits especially well on me. It’s nice and snug at the back of my neck and stays close. The relaxed styling is also very comfortable. From the Style Arc website: Everyone needs a cardigan, why not this on trend style. It’s shortened front neck band that aligns with the inseam pocket detail give s a simple cardigan a new lease on life. Carol is a lovely square shaped cardigan, very easy to wear and make. FABRIC SUGGESTION Knit, Jersey, Light Ponte or any knit fabric.
For me this cardigan is neat enough to wear to work yet relaxed enough to wear on weekends without feeling like I’m at work. A definite wardrobe workhorse.