Welcome to the Day 4 of the Tour! Amy from Naptime Crafters, has a real knack for making patterns and has designed over 100 of them. I'm fortunate enough to have quite a few in my collection, and always enjoy sewing a peek-a-boo shop pattern.
I had the pleasure of making the V-neck cardigan, which is one of the new patterns for Spring. It is sized from 3 months to 12 years, so you can get a lot of use out of this pattern. And if you have any apprehension about sewing with knits, they'll quickly disappear with Amy's clear instructions. In fact, this pattern was so easy and quick to make, I was able to whip up two of them in very little time. Each one is a slight variation of the pattern, which shows there's plenty of opportunity to customize the design.
Tobias' cardigan is a size 5, and he has some room to grow into it (he's not quite five yet). I varied it a bit by adding some colour blocking on the front and one of the sleeves. The fabric is a combination of some grey acrylic sweater knit I've had in my stash for ages, a green sweater of mine I haven't worn in years, and black ribbed knit for the neck binding, bottom band, and cuffs.
Anja's size 2T cardigan is made from the extra material I had leftover from the sweater I cut up to colour block Tobias'. It was a really quick sew because I was able to salvage the existing ribbed edges for the bottom band and sleeve cuffs. I changed the length to make it cropped and paired it with a store bought polo, some skinny jeans, and her sunshine yellow flats. She's definitely happy with it (and with her brother's off-camera antics!)!
Click below to head over to the shop to pick up this or any of the other patterns.
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