I’ve been looking for a cardigan to sew rather than knit, and I was inspired by Scruffybadgertime to make the Muse Patterns Jenna Cardi.
The pattern did not disappoint. It was so easy to sew that I made it in an afternoon when I was camping recently.
This is one of the most comfortable cardigans I own. There is a cropped, waist length version, but I like the hip length for winter. I may make a cropped version for spring.
This is the perfect cardi for a sunny (but windy) winter’s day. It could be made from almost any weight of knit. I chose this fairly lightweight knit for this one and it is great for layering.
This is such a simple pattern – it comes together like a dream. I did wonder how the knit would cope with the buttonholes, but they were a breeze. The only alteration I made was to cut 6cm off the length of the sleeves. I have already cut out my next version and have a third planned.
In a nutshell: Jenna cardi by Muse Patterns made from a purple knit remnant of unknown fibre content (suspect a poly blend) bought from Knitwit. Buttons are pearl shell. Grey long sleeved t-shirt is an old one made from merino fabric, skirt is self-drafted and made from recycled denim. Necklace is hand knitted by me using the “O-ring” pattern from Dairing, Melbourne. Boots are PK from Soletta in Mt Hawthorn.