I made the Itch-to-Stitch Lisbon cardigan to take away on my recent holiday, as I was aiming for layers. This is the second one that I’ve made, the first one was the one that I hacked at my pattern making class.
I think I mentioned before that this was one of the top patterns named by Pattern Review in 2016, and it really is a winner.
The weather wasn’t really conducive to wearing the cardigan but I managed it on a couple of occasions. Here in Boston at the markets teamed with my Jamie Jeans.
It also scored an outing to Mood Fabrics in NYC.
Travelling around New York, I was to be found wearing it to admire the roses in Jackson Square.
Although I wasn’t sufficiently well dressed for a visit to the magnificent Gotham Hall, but that was ok because just hanging around by those doors was enough to make me happy.
My favourite way of wearing this cardigan though, is teamed with my Ralph Pink Coco trousers as the high waist suits the cropped nature of this cardigan.
I made the cardigan from a small piece of fabric that I bought at Fabulous Fabrics in Perth. I’m not sure what I was thinking when I bought it as I had a scant metre, but a bit of pattern tetris and I had my cardigan with almost no wastage, so that was a win. The fabric is gorgeous and the colour palette means that I can team it with a number of my clothes.
The weather in Perth has been much more appropriate for wearing the cardigan and I’ve teamed it with a new skirt, which will be on the blog in the next few days. This is a brilliant pattern and I shall be making another one, perhaps the longer line version, quite soon.