The Curving Cardigan: for those times that just need an extra feminine touch! This pattern, by Forever 18 Inches, uses a very easy, modified version of the Hong Kong Finish for the flirty curved edges on the bodice and sleeve cuffs. It goes together quickly and can be made from one fabric (separate ribbing is not required for the edging, although it can be used.) The look of this sweater can be changed dramatically by fabric choices, sleeve length, contrasting (or not) banding, and two styles of sleeve choices. Lightweight knits with a moderate one-way stretch (no more than 40%) are recommended.
Also included in this PDF pattern are some helpful resources for choosing the right knit. A retail resource is listed, along with a referral for a home-made gauge to help identify the actual stretch in a fabric.
This pattern was sized on a recently purchased American Girl Doll (Chest: 11”, Waist: 10 ¾”, Hips: 12 ½”). If your doll is older/larger, you will probably need to make adjustments to the pattern for an optimal fit.
Recommended Fabrics: Lightweight Knits with less than 40% stretch.
-A pair of small, very sharp scissors (essential for the Hong Kong Finish trimming process)
-½ yd. of a lightweight knit (58” wide) with a moderate (no more than 40-%) one-way stretch
-Optional: a small button
-Optional: graph paper for drawing the bias strip pattern piece OR a rotary cutter and cutting mat
-Optional: A Ball-Point sewing needle (often used with knits). FYI: I used a regular needle for all the pieces I sewed with this pattern with great success
Skill Level: Easy Intermediate
What You Get: One 23 page sewing pattern that you digitally download as a PDF file so you can start your project immediately! The PDF sewing pattern provides full color step-by-step illustrated instructions and full size pattern pieces. A PDF reader is required to view and print the files (example: Adobe Reader or Preview for MAC). The download link is received immediately after the transaction is complete. Print copies are NOT available.Download, Print, Sew!