Today is going to be a short post because I already posted about this pattern a couple months ago but I couldn't resist sharing this make because it quickly became one of my favorite wardrobe workhorses. I wear a cardigan almost everyday and the Blackwood Cardigan by Helen's Closet fits my cardigan needs perfectly.
I made the Blackwood Cardigan in March from a very lightweight black knit fabric (see it here). I love it and wear it all the time so of course I had to make it again. The pattern comes with a cropped version and a long one. I prefer a long cardigan so I've stuck with that view. Just like last time, I made a size large (my bust is 38") and made no other changes. That's right. This baby is long. I did not need to add any length for my height (5'11"). This time I wisely included the pockets and I couldn't be happier.
The fabric is a lightweight, textured sweater knit from The Fabric Store in Los Angeles. I received this fabric as part of my monthly partnership with The Fabric Store. They have a lovely shop with GORGEOUS fabrics. My wool allergy prevents me from partaking in their line of merino wools but they have plenty of wool free fabrics too, including this sweater knit (which is cotton, as I recall). You can kind of see in the photos that the weave is a little mottled so some places are more sheer than others. It was a really lovely fabric to work with and very comfortable to wear. The color is a nice classic navy that goes with everything (so important for an everyday cardigan).
Today is the last day of Me Made May and one of my observations from the month is that I wear cardigans a LOT. They are perfect for throwing over any outfit. I could wear one every single day of the week. So don't be surprised, if I make a few more of these. :)