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Eivy Cardigan: The Sweater Jacket Version

Here is a recent version of my Eivy Cardigan Pattern that I made from a really nice sweatshirt fabric. I’m really happy with how it turned out; the cardigan strikes a nice balance between comfort and slightly dressy. A perfect look for fall I think!

Instead of buttonholes, I used really cute fabric-covered snaps that I bought from Ebay (tip: search for “fabric covered snaps buttons”). This saved me some headaches as it’s not always easy to sew buttonholes on knit fabrics. If this cardigan seems familiar it’s because I’m also wearing it on the cover of my book Fit for Knits.

I stitched down the seams on this version, which I didn’t include in my instructions for this pattern but that I do recommend if you are working with stable knits with minimal lengthwise stretch. By the way, have you checked out the Eivy Cardigan Sew-Along? I think many bonus tips in that series will be super helpful if you plan to make your own version of this cardigan.

Couldn’t resist taking a selfie with my beloved cat Bilbo. He is absolutely adorable, but he hates being carried around for more than 30 seconds 🙂

1 Comment

  • Angelita
    October 25, 2023 at 7:58 pm

    You are fantastic, Joanna. I admire the thorough research you put into your articles…..Thank you.

    I now resolve to go through my books, etc. and truly digest all your shared knowledge.

    Please know that you are a Godsend.



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