Laurelhurst by Straight Stitch Designs

A knit cardigan with a draped front and three sleeve length options.

Pattern: Laurelhurst
Designer: Straight Stitch Designs
Categories: Cardigans
Difficulty: Beginner
Recommended Fabrics: French Terry, Jersey, Ponte de Roma
required fabric: 2 to 23/4 yards
Sizes: 0 - 24
Digital Sewing Pattern$10.00
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If you're a beginner sewist looking for a quick knit project, the Laurelhurst Wrap sewing pattern by Straight Stitch Designs is the one for you. This cardigan has a draped front detail that brings basic up a notch. With three sleeve length options you'll be making this pattern again and again. Pair your Laurelhurst with leggings for a lazy day around the house. Or wear with your favorite skinny jeans and boots for a chic look out on the town.

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Pattern Details

Intended Paper Size: Letter (8.5in x 11in) or A4 (21cm x 29.7cm)
Number of Files Included: 1
Total Number of Pages: 38
Copy Shop Version Included: No
Pattern uses layers to select size: Yes

Pattern Size Chart (inches)

Chest323334353637 1/23940 1/242 1/244 1/246 1/248 1/250 1/2

Finished Garment Measurements (inches)

Back Length26 1/226 1/226 3/42727 1/2282828 1/229 1/429 1/230 1/23132
Elbow Sleeve131313 1/413 1/213 3/413 3/4141414 1/414 1/2151515 1/2
3/4 Sleeve17 1/218181818 1/418 1/218 3/418 3/4191919 1/22020
Long Sleeve24 3/425252525 1/425 1/225 1/225 3/4262626 1/226 3/427

Fabric Required (yards)

Main Fabric (60" Wide)2222222222222
Main Fabric (45" Wide)2 3/42 3/42 3/42 3/42 3/42 3/42 3/42 3/42 3/42 3/42 3/42 3/42 3/4

Required Sewing Techniques

Required Tools

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

Optional Tools

  • Serger
  • Rotary Cutter and Mat
  • Tailor's Chalk

Required Supplies

  • Ballpoint Needle
  • Thread

Optional Supplies

  • Buttons

Additional Notes

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

I’m really disappointed about this pattern. As a new mom, I was excited for a quick sew that I could do over the course of a couple naps. I bought fabric per the pattern recommendation of 2 and 3/4 yards, but when I finally had enough time to try and sew (4 months after purchasing this), I quickly discovered that I should have another yard or two to fit my size of 16. Very disappointed that I followed the recommendation and couldn’t even start to sew. Of course, I only realized this after already cutting into fabric which I can’t trace down to buy more. Perhaps that last part is my own fault for cutting before laying it all out, but not uncommon when space is limited. I should have been able to trust how much fabric to buy.

It was an easy make once I figured out how to change the facing to accommodate a hem.

Great pattern with clear directions. The neck is a bit tricky but the instructions are clear.

The pattern and instructions were so easy to follow! The curve that goes along the shoulders was a little bit tricky, but other than that I was able to make the cardigan so quickly! I love it.

This pattern has good potential, and I liked how fast it was to sew the cardi. I personally don't like the raw edges. A good add would be to provide some more guidance about finishing the edges neatly.

Somehow mine wound up fitting absolutely huge, to the point that I'm wondering if my printer or seam allowance was off, though I'm usually careful about these things. I do love that it works hemmed or unhemmed. The construction of the collar is a little tricky and the instructions were a bit hard to follow at that part. Overall, great style but the pattern itself is only good.

This might actually need a five for accuracy of sizing. New serger and I are still learning eachother. Illustrations and clearly written text helped me make this quickly. After taping the odf pattern it only took me and hour to make a sleeveless version of this top.
I used a double face jersey and the result was fantastic. I wore it the same night and got complimented a lot! Actually more compliments than on any other clothing I have made. I plan to make more in different sleeve versions soon. Great pattern and probably more for beginner-plus than intermediate. Difficulty depends on fabric choice really. Double face jersey was easy peasy. This is a great pattern.

I printed both sizes 12 and 14 and decided to cut out the 14 based on the finished measurements but as i was cutting my material I think I stretched it a bit so I made somewhat of a mix of 12 and 14. It fits well, though....thank goodness it's stretchy! Haha..

I love my Laurelhurst! It is so cute on and very cozy - I'm wearing it as a casual jacket with the fall weather. I was really confused for a while about the instructions for the back of the neck. Might be just me, but I couldn't make heads or tails of the image depicting the collar piece for several minutes. The light bulb did come on eventually and I went on to finish the garment. Other than that instructions were very clear. One of my faves that I have sewn so far. Thanks!

Great pattern! Kimberly's patterns come together so nicely!

Great pattern. Super comfy, fast make, great for beginners.

Just a tip: If you're using a fabric that has minimal stretch, add a bit to the underarm seams because the fit is pretty snug. Excellent pattern!

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