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

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  3. 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

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    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.


    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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