Blackwood Cardigan by Helen's Closet

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A fitted knit cardigan with two length options.

Pattern: Blackwood Cardigan
Designer: Helen's Closet Patterns
Categories: Cardigans
Difficulty: Beginner
Recommended Fabrics: Jersey, Sweater Knit
required fabric: 1 2/3 to 2 1/2 yards
Sizes: 0 - 30
Digital Sewing Pattern$14.00
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The Blackwood Cardigan sewing pattern by Helen's Closet is a cozy and versatile addition to your wardrobe. Designed with layering in mind, it has minimal excess fabric in the front and a close fit around the neck and shoulders. Its fitted shape and extra long sleeves make it perfect for wearing under jackets and vests, while also looking stylish over tank tops and dresses. View B ends at the hips, while View A extends down to the mid-thigh and includes patch pockets at hand level. The Blackwood is intended to be worn open and is not designed to close at the front.

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Pattern Details

Intended Paper Size: Letter (8.5in x 11in) or A4 (21cm x 29.7cm)
Number of Files Included: 3
Total Number of Pages: 33
Copy Shop Version Included: Yes
Pattern uses layers to select size: Yes

Pattern Size Chart (inches)

High Bust (B-Cup)293031323334 1/2363840424446n/an/an/an/a
Full Bust (B-Cup)313233343536 1/2384042444648n/an/an/an/a
Waist (B-Cup)242526272829303234363840n/an/an/an/a
Hips(B-Cup)333435363738 1/2404244464850n/an/an/an/a
High Bust (D-Cup)n/an/an/an/an/an/a36384042444648505254
Full Bust (D-Cup)n/an/an/an/an/an/a40424446485052545658
Waist (D-Cup)n/an/an/an/an/an/a30323436384042444648

Finished Garment Measurements (inches)

Front Bust (B-Cup)6 1/46 1/277 1/27 3/48 1/48 3/499 1/21010 1/211n/an/an/an/a
Front Hips (B-Cup)7 1/27 3/48 1/48.779 1/49 3/41010 1/21111 1/21212 1/2n/an/an/an/a
Back Hips (B-Cup)14 3/416171819202122232424 1/225n/an/an/an/a
Front Bust (D-Cup)n/an/an/an/an/an/a99 1/21010 1/21111 1/21212 1/21314
Front Hips (D-Cup)n/an/an/an/an/an/a1010 1/21111 1/21212 1/21313 1/21414 1/2
Back Hips (D-Cup)n/an/an/an/an/an/a2122232424 1/22526272829

Fabric Required (yards)

57” Wide (View A) 1/52 1/52 1/22 1/22 1/22 1/2
57” Wide (View B)

Recommended Fabrics

Required Tools

  • Sewing Machine
  • Iron & Ironing Board
  • Pins
  • Measuring Tape
  • Fabric Scissors

Optional Tools

  • Serger
  • Rotary Cutter and Mat

Required Supplies

  • Ballpoint Needle
  • Clear Elastic
  • Thread

Additional Notes

This PDF pattern includes all pattern pieces and step-by-step instructions with illustrations.

Love love love this pattern. This is such a wardrobe staple for me now and goes with everything!

This pattern is a wardrobe staple and one I will make over and over again. I have already made three and see many more in my future. Helen knows just how to draft a well thought out pattern. I cut a large through the shoulders and bust and graded to an XL through the hips. See my blog post here with more photos.