As a huge fan of the Laurelhurst Cardigan, I was really excited when the Phinney Ridge Cardigan came out from Straight Stitch Designs. It was the perfect second make for my sewcation this week!
The Phinney Ridge Cardigan is a perfect staple cardigan for anyone’s wardrobe. A quick sew (especially on the serger) – it’s a nice basic to add to your closet without it requiring too much time to sew! It comes in one length but different options for sleeve lengths and the ability to add buttons or elbow patches if you’d like.
Just like Monday’s post was a “I have nothing to wear on Saturday”, this cardigan was the answer to “I have nothing to wear on Sunday” – Guys, I need to learn to dress from my closet apparently…
I used a really drapey knit from Stitch Sew Shop. Although this knit fabric probably would have been a better fit for a shirt, it turned into a really cute comfy sweater here. I love the pattern on the fabric so much and is a great casual cardigan for me.
I chose to sew up the size 10, which in hindsight, I think I would have been happier with a smaller size. I think I will sew up another version this week in an attempt to sew up fabric in my stash and might try to sew up an 8 in a more stable knit for comparison.
I sewed the entire garment on my serger and sewed it up very quickly! As with many knit patterns, the most time consuming step was putting together and tracing the PDF pattern. My favorite feature of the cardigan is the longer cuffs as I think it gives the cardigan a really nice line.
I wear a cardigan almost every single day over a sleeveless top, so for me, I am always looking for another good cardigan pattern. This one will definitely be added to the rotation.
Phinney Ridge Cardigan Summary:
Size Made: 10
View: Long Sleeve Version, No buttons, No Elbow Patch
Fabric Used: Drapey Jersey from Stitch Sew Shop
Notions Used: None
Ease of Construction:Easy Serger only construction
Fit: This turned out to be a drapey cardigan due to the fabric I chose. I think I might size down and use a more stable knit fabric next time.
Repeatable? I’m thinking I might sew another one this week!
What are your favorite cardigan patterns?
Love your cardigan! That’s the beauty of sewing your own clothes isn’t it? You can make your own cardigan in a print that you love and you’ll never in a million years see anything close to this lovely fabric in a RTW. You might want to check out THE CURATED CLOSET (book) speaking of sewing for your closet. A great book that I’ve found so helpful for keeping my sewing projects on track for what I need as opposed to what I think I want 🙂
this turned out so lovely! it looks like a really great pattern to replicate quite a few times. i don’t have a favorite cardigan pattern (because I’ve never made one!) but this might be the one i try first since it’s not time consuming 🙂