Having made two of these cardigans, I felt it was time to write a review on this pattern.
I got Wendy Ward’s Beginner’s Guide to Sewing with Stretch Fabrics as a gift about a year ago, and while a few designs appealed to me, I didn’t get round to tracing any patterns until around Christmas time.
The Kinder Cardigan is definitely the one which stands out for me in the book – especially the long, almost coatigan, version. However, the first make was for my nan for Christmas. It didn’t begin well as I accidentally cut it out in the wrong fabric (a sure sign that you need to use up some of your stash if you have two similar ones…) and I had issues as I was using my mum’s machine (which was my nan’s machine incidentally) which was not too happy and was demonstrating this with unbalanced tension and tight stitches. Still, I got there in the end and the end result inspired me to make one for myself.