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Hello! I'm Suzannah, a serious DIYer. Follow along with my DIY fixer upper house renovations, sewing and crafty projects, real food recipes, and de-stressing goals. I'm a recovering former vegan and vegetarian, now healing with a nutrient-dense mostly Paleo diet, and love at-home CrossFit and yoga workouts. I'm also the author of DIY Wardrobe Makeovers!

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Simple grey knit cardi

A while back when I stocked up on patterns I picked up this cardi pattern--I love long, loose knits and I figured I can make one, right?  I don't sew on knits often but I bought some nice lightweight charcoal grey on clearance at the same time and they just went together.

The pattern took like... an hour and a half?  I dunno, super fast.  Knits like this to go together real fast, without serging or a whole lot of tricky pressing.

Oh, and I made it long-sleeved.  I took of the hoodie I was wearing when I cut it out and used it on top of the pattern piece to know how long to cut the sleeves!

Anyway here it is, casual and easy to wear!

I think next time I make this pattern I'll make it looooonger than the pattern pieces.  Something tunic-length!

14 comments

  1. LOVE!!! Where did you get your knit fabric?

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  2. Very cute!!! New to your blog - love it! Happy Friday :)

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  3. Turned out great! I like yours much better than the images on the pattern. A longer one would be so cozy and look great with boots!

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  4. Ooh this looks great, I love jersey knits, and the colour is fab! Well done x

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  5. Thanks!! The lightweight knit jersey was at JoAnn on the clearance shelf, got it for half off the clearance price.

    Yeah, long sounds cozy!

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  6. Your cardigan is really nice :)

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  7. very cute, lovely.

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  8. I have that same pattern and love your version!

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  9. It looks way cuter in real life compared to the pattern. I have a similar sweater only it wraps and it has to be the most versitile piece in my entire closet.

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  10. What a great cardigan!

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  11. I have that pattern and made it up in a heavy knit. It looks awful! Yours is so cute that I might have to give it another try, in a weight with a better drape.

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  12. Anonymous10/28/2011

    That's incredible and it looks so good on you. God I wish I knew how to use a pattern.

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  13. Super cute and tunic length would be great.

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  14. So cute! :)

    Karen from
    simplylovethisblog.blogspot.com

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