In both the Northern and Southern hemispheres, the change of seasons seems to have come on a little late. Down here we’ve only just had our first few days of somewhat warm weather. Personally, can’t wait for the warmth to come back for good. For all you in the Northern hemisphere the cool Autumn nights and chilly mornings may already be here, depending on where you are. I wanted to put together a simple, quick, and great-looking pattern for mid-season wear, which led to this cascade cardigan pattern named ACE.
I've called this cardigan ACE because it's one of those pieces of clothing that are so versatile, valuable, and adaptable, that everyone, in any shape, can wear it. While still being able to dress it up or down depending on the occasion. We all know that the unpredictable temperatures of Spring and Autumn call for easy to work with layers — cardigans, sweaters, jackets, and so on, which can be easily put on and taken off without a hassle. I also wanted to do a project with the knitted look, but without the time investment needed by knitting yourself.
This cascade cardigan pattern will be an excellent addition to your wardrobe for practically any occasion. But, it will be particularly useful if you want to hide the fact that you may have put a few extra pounds, have a growing baby belly, or just need an elegant finish to complement a plain t-shirt and jeans.
This is a beginner's project, however, you will need to understand the importance of the grainline and know how to work with knits fabrics. Below are two resources that you will need to familiarise yourself with to be successful in this project.
- 1.8 yards of Jersey Knit or Jacquard knit
- Ballpoint or jersey needle
- Thread to match
- Rotary cutter
- Dressmakers pins
- Sewing machine or serger/overlocker
Sewing Level: Advanced Beginner
This is an easy project, however, due to the limitations of a pictorial tutorial if you do not understand the instructions I suggest you wait for a video before starting this project.
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How To Sew Your Cascade Cardigan
This cascade cardigan pattern has the seam allowance included, it is 1/4″. The entire cardigan can be made using your serger. There is a 1″ allowance for the wrists hem and the bottom hem.
Note: If you do not have a serger use a three-step medium zigzag in all seams including the edges.
Join the back and the front of the cardigan at the side seams.
This cardigan has raglan sleeves, sew the sleeves along the underarm, starting at the armhole ending at the wrist.
Join the sleeves to the body of the cardigan. Print sides together join the back of the sleeves to the back of the cardigan. Pin the front of the sleeve to the front of the cardigan. Sew around the armhole.
Sew the sleeve from the shoulder to the wrist.
Zigzag or serge all the edges.
And that's all!
This is definitely one of our most simple projects on the site. But, don't underestimate the final product, once you see it for yourself you and your friends will be astounded how elegant it is despite the amount of work that went into it.
Let me know if you enjoyed this easy cascade cardigan pattern for non-knitters. And, Until Next Time, Happy Sewing!
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