Tis the season to wear a blanket… Patterns for Pirates Carefree Cardigan

I’ve been on the hunt for a decent waterfall cardigan for a while. I tried a free pattern and it’s wasn’t love. It’s been a while but I think I didn’t like the front seams on the bodice.

The Carefree Cardigan check all the boxes for me. It’s semi fitted through the shoulders and sleeves. And I love the way it drapes.

It has nice square corners and I like the banded finish. I was being lazy and didn’t do the clean finish as described in the pattern, but instead just used my serger. I think with the waffle knit the serged finish blends in well.

I’m going to need a few of these to get me through 2020.


Pattern Description: Carefree Cardigan from Patterns for Pirates Sleeve options: short, 3/4, long, and hemmed or banded. Top band only or fully banded option. You can also choose the belted version that slides under drapes and still give you definition at the waistline. The semi fitted flowy design allows for almost every knit from lightweight to fleece!

Pattern sizing: 30″-54″ full bust (XXS, XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL, Plus 1X, Plus 2X< and Plus 3X)

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern when you were finished sewing? Yes.

Were the instructions complete and easy to follow? Yes.

Fabric used: waffle knit

Did you use the recommended fabrics in the pattern: yes.

Did you alter the pattern in any way? Yes, I skipped the clean finished and serged all the seams.  

Was there anything you disliked or would change? No. I skipped the clean finish, next time I will probably do that.

Would you sew it again? Yes. I plan to sew it again.

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