I've been up to a few things lately including testing a pair of trousers so a palette cleanser is always a lovely relief. I wandered into Addicted to Fabric the other weekend and picked up 1.5m of this dark navy polyester/ spandex thick textured knit called 'chatter'. I love a thick textured spongy knit and I love the Saunio cardigan by Named Patterns, so it wasn't long before this knit made it's way to a Saunio.
I've made this pattern twice before, a selfish one here and a scuba one here so it was a straightforward make. I cut it out on Friday night and had all but the hem sewn up at CBR Sewing Crew. It was a very productive day - have you seen Amanda's dress! I think I'm getting the hang of social sewing.
I've said it before, but this cardigan/jacket patternis a real work winner. It looks classy, but the knit fabric makes it comfortable. The collar and fronts are understitched. It has dropped sleeves (of course) which are top stitched down and the extra cross at the front allows it to wrap across the front for a bit of a self cuddle when it's cool, with a nice swing at the back. Winner!
The badly ironed shirt underneath is a Nani Iro make using Liberty of London 'Ornithology'. One of my all time favourite makes- mainly because of the great fabric. Having a nice jacket like this means that my short sleeve blouses can get a bit of a run during winter! Double winner.