Canyon Cardigan by Love Notions, Take 2

I am very happy to share my first pattern test for Love Notions, the new Canyon Cardigan. This was such a fun group to test for, and I truly adore this pattern. I see many more of these in my future. I LIVE in cardigans in cooler weather, and there are so many style options to choose from!

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The cardigan is available in sizes xs through xxxl. This awesome layering piece has options for 3/4 and long sleeves, and a sleeveless vest option. The bottom skirt can be an a-line, a fuller gathered version, or a super fun waterfall version. Be sure to check out the pattern listing, because the creative testers used so many types of fabric, and each one makes the cardigan look just a little different.

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I chose a space dye ponte from JoAnn Fabrics; I love the weight this has. The only requirement is that you have about 30% stretch in your 2-way knit. You may be able to use a 4-way, but be very careful that the knit doesn’t “grow” on you. I would recommend checking the neck binding piece against your pattern piece before attaching it, and check fit by basting before sewing it on. It’s a very long piece and it’s very easy for it to stretch a little too much as it’s attached.

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The back has a pleat detail, which is a great visual interest point in all three versions. I love the length on this. I’m slightly below average in height, and probably could have shortened mine a bit, but I like that this will cover my bum in the event that I want to wear it with leggings. Instructions on shortening or lengthening the cardigan are included in the pattern.

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Because I was making the gathered version, and the direction of the stretch isn’t as important, I rotated my fabric to create a little interest from top to bottom. Now, I just need the weather to cool down so that I can make and wear all the cardigans!

And to sweeten the deal even more, the Canyon Cardigan is on sale through Thursday for $6!

2 COMMENTS

  1. Felicia | 31st Aug 16

    This is great, Genie! I saw a two-way stretch at JoAnn’s yesterday and thought, “I have no idea what I’d use this for.” so I left it. Now I wish I had bought it!

    • MadebyGenie | 12th Sep 16

      Thanks, Felicia 🙂 I love mine!

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