This is a tried and true pattern – I have made four Blackwood cardigans so far. This one is so cosy that I can wear it as a substitute for a jacket in the spring and autumn.
I loved the pattern so much the first time I made it up that I immediately made more. I now make cardigans! They are so good for layering, but I can never find the right colour / length style when I’m browsing RTW shops. Now that I’m gaining confidence in sewing knits I thought I might as well make a couple, and I have not regretted it.
It’s really difficult to pick up the colour in the photographs – it’s a bottle green shade mixed with white fibres.
One of the things I love the most about this pattern is that Helen designed the sleeves to be super long, so you feel so snuggly. There’s a hack on her blog for thumb holes, I’m seriously contemplating this for my next version. It’s such a great pattern for layering – I wear mine with so much of my wardrobe – ready to wear and me made.
In this version, I skipped the pockets because I didn’t have much time, and marking the placement would involve lots of faffing on this thick fluffy fabric.
Although it’s really quite a simple make it took me a while. I seem to spend a lot of time pinning, but I could probably skip that part if I was a bit more confident. I think some sewers could finish this in an afternoon, it took me around a day from start to finish.