Another Jenna cardi

I was so pleased with my first Jenna cardi, that I immediately made a second one. This version is a little different as I added 6cm to the length and I am so pleased with it.


This cardigan/jacket, fits me so well, it was comfortable to wear and I felt quite elegant in it, so I deem it a success.


I’ve been asked a couple of times about the ease. I made the cardi in my size and don’t feel as though the negative ease makes it tight. I thought I would include a photo of it buttoned up to show the fit.


I made this cardigan on Sunday afternoon in time to wear to my retirement function on Monday. Today is my last official day of work (i.e. the last day for which I shall receive remuneration – eek!).

I had the most wonderful send off from work and I managed to get through it without shedding a tear.

I thought I would show the cardi in action – cutting the stunning cake made by Leitha of Obsessivecakedecorating fame (go and have a look at some of her posts – they are amazing.

retirement cake

This photo doesn’t really do justice to the wonderful cake she made me – not only does it look fabulous, but it tasted sensational too. Here is a close up before we desecrated it by eating it!


and look at the back of it – a little kangaroo. How thoughtful!


Details are: Jenna Cardi by Muse Patterns made from a fabulous knit fabric remnant bought a couple of years ago from Knitwit. Teamed with a black t-shirt (StyleArc Susan) and black trousers which are a heavily modified Vogue pattern. Shoes are Stubbs and Wootton.

I decided to show my pleasure on retiring by a little jump for joy. I learnt two things: (a) my vertical leap is now rubbish, and (b) there is no way to jump in the air without pulling a face!



21 thoughts on “Another Jenna cardi

  1. Congratulations on your retirement! The cake blew me away. How thoughtful! Was your job sewing/craft related or do they just know you’ll have more time to enjoy your sewing now? Looks like the Jenna is a winning pattern. I will have to try it soon.

  2. Even the Jenna Cardi looks elegant in your version! Big congratulations on your retirement! I whish you a good time full of joy to spend the following decades at your pleasure! Have a wonderful time! SaSa

  3. Congratulations. May every day be filled with some new (sewing?) delight. Regards, Trish.

  4. Hi Sue, I’m so sorry I missed your farewell, I didn’t even know you were officially leaving us til Monday and as that’s my day off I missed the invite – and the event 🙁 Sending much love your way but I don’t think you’ll miss us you’re having far too much fun stashbusting!! I absoloutely LOVE this cardi BTW.
    Best wishes

  5. ..sorry, reply went wonky. Also wanted to post that the jacket is stunning. Beautiful work.

    1. It’s funny, but almost everyone has said that they like the longer one. I think it gives it a jacket vibe, but I might have to make another long one at some point.

  6. Congratulations on your retirement and your co-worker knows you very well, the cake is amazing.

    The longer Jenna looks very smart and can see why you are loving it.

    1. Yes, Jenny, I have been into Knitwit (it’s near my home), and I am working hard not to buy anything but I did buy some of the black Italian wool to make a heavy coat. I might have also adopted a remnant or two. Thank you for your comment.

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