Sew Direct were having a sale on Vogue patterns and V8780 fit the bill perfectly. It's since been discontinued and is OOP but it's certainly currently still available for purchase here in the UK.
It's meant to be a coat/jacket pattern, but it was a cardigan I needed and although it doesn't specify on the pattern envelope, I had read elsewhere that this best suited to stretch knits. So the hunt began for a suitable fabric, and as luck would have it, I found one right form the off!
My fabric is THIS Spanish bobble textured stretch jersey from Minerva Crafts
is soft and bobbly in subtle shades of pale greens, blues and yellows on a black background.
Yet the wrong side is dots of the same colours (obviously) but the colours look deeper as the black is more prominent.
As this pattern shows both the right and wrong sides of the fabric, both sides are visible, and I like that.
This is probably one of the quickest items I had sewn in a long time. Cut and complete in just a couple of hours. What makes this so fast is the no hemming, so do bare this in mind when choosing a fabric for this; the edges are left raw.
And I certainly got my wear out of this on the earlier windy days!
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Dawn :) x