This is a DOWNLOADABLE PDF PATTERN that you print out and stick together yourself at home. Your pattern will be available to download instantly after ordering. No more waiting around for the post!! (Also available as a printed paper pattern here.)
You will live in this cardigan! Its generous draped front is seriously flattering and you can wrap it around yourself when you want to be really cosy. The deep neckband and hemband and foldback cuffs can be made in contrast fabric. See more versions under the #miylongley and #longleycardi hashtags on Instagram and on this Pinterest board. You can also find loads of inspiration, tips, reviews and tutorials specific to this pattern on Wendy's blog here.
The cardi is a fairly loose fitting generously sized garment so 3 sizes are included in the pattern ranging from bust size 80cm to 101cm (31.5" to 40"). This pattern is sized based on body measurements not dress sizes and includes full details of finished garment measurements for each size to make sure you get the right size first time.
This pattern is designed for stretch knit fabrics only and can be made in a variety of knitted fabrics from single jersey to sweatshirt. You can mix and match your fabrics, using a contrasting colours or prints for the neck, hem and cuffs. Help with choosing fabrics can be found on the blog here and here.
This design is easy, but is best for sewers who have already made a couple of projects rather than absolute beginners!
There are 4 PDF files to download:
1 - a thorough instruction booklet which covers:
* fabric requirements
* cutting layouts
* an explanation of fabric layouts and cutting
* how to sew knit fabrics on a domestic sewing machine
* instructions & diagrams for how to make the cardi and pattern hack ideas
2 - your multi-size pattern, tiled to fit A4 and US letter size sheets of paper ready to be printed and stuck together
3 - a full-size untiled version of the pattern sized to fit on paper which is at least A0 size in width (84.1cm / 33ins) that can be printed at professional copy shops
4 - step-by-step instructions for how to print and put together your pattern.
There is some extra help about downloading PDF patterns here. Access to your pattern will expire 2 weeks after placing your order and you will have 2 attempts to download the pattern. Patterns should be downloaded onto a computer, not your phone or tablet.
All MIY Collection patterns are designed and written by Wendy Ward, an experienced designer and qualified teacher and they have been thoroughly road-tested by her eager sewing students. Rest assured you will find MIY Collection patterns well explained in down-to-earth and accessible language with clear, detailed diagrams. Wendy has been writing instructions for people just like you since 2007.