Then I left it hanging on the back of a chair in the Pearl Bakery in Portland, Oregon. I didn't realize that I must have done that until we were on the train, heading home. Goodby, beloved cardigan.
It's not like I don't have other cardigans. Between knitting and sewing, I have plenty of toppers to keep me warm. Still, none of them really filled that tender, empty spot inside left by my Jalie 3248.
So I made another one.
The pattern is kind of a fabric hog because the front is cut double; one outer layer and one lining layer. The construction is nice. You can have some fun with different fabrics for the lining, which would show on the pockets, and you end up with a clean finish on the inside. The sewing is pretty much a breeze. Except for those pockets.
|Close up of pocket|
The instructions are good. It's my spacial perception that's at fault. It's worth the trouble, though, because I do love these pockets so.
The fit is pretty slim, though the cardigan is cut fairly long. Especially for someone who is 5'3", like me.
The sleeves are slim fitting. Jalie says: "The sleeve is fitted and designed to be worn over a sleeveless top or dress." It works for me over a short sleeve tee shirt, but I wouldn't want to wear anything more bulky than that underneath.
Here on the Central Coast it's just what's needed for most of our weather. We consider anything below 65 degrees to be downright nippy.
Jalie 3248 has 18 reviews on Pattern.Review.com and most of us give it a lot of love. My review is here.