Yet another Blackwood cardigan by Helen’s Closet! This is the last for the moment, I think! Although there is a stray piece of French terry in the stash. That may or may not become my 5th iteration of this pattern.
What can I say? It’s just the perfect everyday cardigan for me. It’s almost like a uniform. Jeans, top, trainers/boots and a Blackwood cardigan. I feel comfy and ready for anything. I’m actually now starting to think of things to go with my Blackwoods. Better jeans? Dressier boots? A new pair of trainers? The perfect top?
It’s fair to say that the Blackwoods are taking over and transforming my wardrobe. In a very positive way!
The fabric is the most delicious striped knit from Ray Stitch. I bought this during my pattern cutting sojourn this summer. It is butter soft and the micro stripes are perfection. They are the sort of stripes that make you go cross eyed when cutting. Thankfully they somehow work perfectly once sewn up. I think it’s because the drape of the fabric disrupts the continuous stripyness of the fabric.
Whatever the reason I love the finished result, although it was a begger to sew. The softness also means it’s super stretchy. Therefore there are a maximum of 4 stripes in the entire garment that match at a seam.
Also I’d bought a smaller amount of fabric, as I’d originally planned to sew this up into a t-shirt. But this was determined to be another Blackwood. So, I was playing chicken with the fabric to get all the components cut out.
Yay or Nay
Despite the failure in the stripe matching department, this is another Blackwood win!
It’s sooooooooo cosy, and goes with everything in my wardrobe. It’s already been in heavy rotation (as all my Blackwoods are) and garnered quite a few compliments.
The good thing about the micro stripes is that they hide a multitude of sins. Had it been a 1″ stripe, or similar, it would have been a disaster! Hurrah for micro stripes!