So lately I've been thinking about branching out and trying some of the fantastic indie pattern designer that have been popping up all over the Interwebs. And I thought: " well if I'm sewing it anyway, I might as well post a mini review/first impressions of the pattern". I asked on Instagram what people recommended for a great fall project, and almost instantly someone suggested looking into the Blackwood Cardigan. I fell in love instantly and as I waited for it to print out, I nervously hoped it would meet my exceptions. And you know what? It did!
So easy to sew, I completed it in about 40 minutes of sewing time. Cutting it out was nice and simple. The fabric I used was some Ponte de Roma that I had just enough of to make it work. I was worried the Ponte wouldn't have enough stretch to suit the fit of the Blackwood, so I did frequent fit checks to make sure things were going smoothly. I did use a 1/4" seam allowance rather then the suggested 3/8" to allow for a bit of a looser fit and I think that was the right call, just because my fabric wasn't a stretchy as it probably should have been. I can't wait to play around with some great sweater knits, I would love to have a more lightweight version to add to my fall wardrobe!