This cardigan has been on my to-sew list forever. It gets great reviews, and all the ones I had seen in the blogosphere looked fabulous. The pattern is McCalls 6996, which I picked up during a $1 sale last summer but just got around to sewing up.
When I pulled out the pattern, I was surprised to see that I had bought the larger size range (L-XL-XXL). Although most of me takes a larger size, I tend to do an FBA from a size medium shoulder in McCall's patterns. Unfortunately, there is no overlap in the size ranges. It's either XS-S-M or L-XL-XXL. I really needed a pattern with both M and L sizes. I must have bought the larger pattern because I figured it would be easier to size the shoulders down than the rest up.
The fabric is a jersey knit purchased as a fabric kit from Fabric Mart last month when they were having a crazy sale. It was listed as cotton/lycra, but I'm not sure how much cotton is actually in the blend - there is definitely a good deal of something drapey in it, maybe rayon. It's cool to the touch and has a matte feel.
It also tends to get hung up on my backside, as many of my cardigans seem to these days. I didn't think I had a particularly protruding behind, but maybe a swayback adjustment would solve the issue. I don't particularly want to go putting center back seams in all my knits, though, so I might just keep dealing with the bum shelf wrinkles.
This is one of those pieces that goes with so many things, that it has instantly pulled together some of the more disparate parts of my wardrobe. It's definitely a workhorse, and I will make more of these in the future.
Thanks for reading, and see you next time!