Have you seen this pattern? It is a newer one from Jalie that I don't see a lot of chatter about in cyberspace. I wonder why? It's darn cute, looks unbelievably comfortable and is current. It also looks like an amazingly fast sew.
Here is a description from the Jalie site:
Dolman-sleeved, loose-fitting open-front cocoon cardigan with banded round hem that is longer in the back. Cuffed sleeves that stay put when you lift them.
So I made this quite a while ago and put it in my potential wad pile. What didn't cause me to completely scrap it was the gorgeous sweater knit I purchased from Emma One Sock and it was a little pricey. But oh, isn't it pretty? It is a wool blend and grey, both attributes I love on their own, but put them together? Winner winner, chicken dinner!
Wait, there is NOTHING wrong with the pattern at all. I had never used a sweater knit before and didn't realize it just might need some special handling.
This is not just loose fitting but very loose fitting but I knew that going in so I typically made about a size S or T with Jalie but this one was smaller and I am glad I made it that way! Maybe it is partly due to my fabric choice but it just seemed like it is still huge but in a comfy and cozy sort of way. I actually really like it!
This does go together easily but with my choice of knit and my inexperience in using a special fabric such as this, I had some raveling as it is just like a real hand knitted garment and it can come unraveled! So, I had some places where the unraveling occurred. Today I took it apart and sewed an insert on the shoulder seam using a little bit of extra fabric I had left over--thank goodness I don't throw every scrap! It worked great and adds a nice little design element.
I can't wait to wear this beauty!
Thanks for reading! Sue