Kinder Cardigan PDF Pattern (from Beginner's Guide to Sewing With Knitted Fabrics)


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This is a DOWNLOADABLE PDF PATTERN that you print out and stick together yourself at home. You will be sent an automatic email after ordering with a link to download your pattern. 

This is the Kinder Cardigan pattern from my book "Beginner's Guide to Sewing With Knitted Fabrics"

The Kinder Cardigan is easy to wear, easy and quick to sew and is a great “between seasons” garment. Make yourself one and it will quickly earn its place in your wardrobe as one of your go-to pieces.

You can make the cardigan in three lengths; short, which just skims the hip bone; mid-length, which comes to just below hip; or full length, which is just below knee length and looks great with more fitted styles such as skinny jeans. There is also a choice of short or long sleeves, both finished with a cuff, and for the two longer versions you can add roomy patch pockets. Once you’ve tackled some basic versions, have a go at mixing and matching fabrics with some color-blocked panel details.

This project is ideal for beginner dressmakers and anyone new to sewing with knitted fabrics.

Although this pattern is designed for stretch knit fabrics, it works well with woven fabrics too. (Help with choosing fabrics can be found on my blog here and here).

Find more inspiration on this Pinterest board.

The multi-size pattern covers 5 dual sizes which cover the following body measurements:

BUST from 80cm (31 1/2ins) to 121cm (47 3/4ins).
The sizing and fit is boxy and loose.

There are 4 PDF files to download:

1 - a thorough illustrated 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
* knit fabric shopping checklist
* instructions & diagrams for how to make all the variations of the cardigan and how to add custom seams to mix and match fabrics.

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.

Find sewing tips and more on Wendy's blog at

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Thanks and happy sewing!

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