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Looking for that perfect in-between-seasons project? My Longley cardigan pattern might just be for you and Fiona of Diary of a Chainstitcher blog has just made a gorgeous version which she’s blogged about along with a review of the pattern.
I’ve known the lovely Kerry Green for a while in the virtual world and she most recently interviewed me for her column in Sewing World magazine. Kerry does a lot of patchwork and quilting, but also makes most of her own clothes and blogs about both at http://verykerryberry.blogspot.co.uk
I asked Kerry if she would be up for reviewing one of my patterns and was thrilled when she agreed (she’s a busy woman and I’m not quite sure how she fits it all in!). Kerry chose the Longley cardi and has written a really detailed review of the pattern in this blog post. She also includes a little tutorial on how to finish the back neck of the cardi with binding. Have a look, it’s such a nice detail.
If you need a bit of fabric inspiration, Ditto has a great range of excellent quality knits.
It’s here! The MIY Collection Longley Cardigan pattern is now available as a PDF to download and get started tonight.
Here’s a bit of inspiration to whet your appetite; there have been some glowing reviews of the pattern in the last few weeks from bloggers, links in this post.
I particularly love Anne of Compulsive Seamstress‘s final sentence in her review of the pattern:
“So if you’re thinking of a drapey cardi that you can throw on over – or under, anything, this one is great! Really quick to make, easy to put together and looks pretty darned good to boot!”
There you go, her words not mine from the woman who having made one for herself and one for her daughter, is currently planning Longley cardi number 3…..
You can get the PDF pattern for just £9 here.
As well as the tiled pattern sized to fit on US letter and A4 paper I’ve included a full size copy shop version (sized to fit on UK and US large format professional printers) for those of you that aren’t fans of scissors and sellotape!!
There have been some great reviews of the Longley cardigan recently. I guess January is cardigan time of year for a lot of the world and what could be better than a cosy, stylish, easy to wear, quick to make cardi?!
Rae Hoekstra, the US designer behind Made by Rae sewing patterns made this gorgeous version:
….and wrote a glowing review of the pattern! Read it here.
Published on the same day was a review by Anne who blogs as Compulsive Seamstress and has so far made 2 Longley cardigans:
Photos © Compulsive Seamstress
Read Anne’s review of the pattern here.
I love that both these bloggers aren’t stopping at just one cardi, Anne is onto her 3rd and Rae has lots more planned. Surely the sign of a great pattern?!