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Thursday, February 23, 2012

Kwik Sew 2948

Well, change of plan, I decided to use the Kwik Sew pattern for my tie-waisted sweater

Description: Pattern Description: Misses v-neck cardigan in two lengths, and two shell tops. One top features a boat neck, the other is a turtleneck.

Sizes: XS to XL - I had this traced from several years ago in a Medium - I should have retraced a Small but I will next time

Instructions:  Kwik Sew always does a great job with their instructions.  The order is nice and concise and the results are fabulous.

Changes:  I ran short of fabric, due to my own fault.  I started cutting my original plan La Mia Boutique  magazine sweater but as cutting and looking at the sweater, I didn't want all that collar and ruffled edges.  With all this cutting I was short on the fabric for my sleeves, to rectify I added cuffs from the ribbing and it works perfectly for my sweater.  One other change, I made corded buttonholes for to help stabilize the buttonholes on the knit.

Please see this corded buttonhole tutorial I put up earlier.

I took a bit of the sweater up in the upper arms and armsyce.  I still need to take it up a bit in the waist, feels a bit boxy.

Fabric:  Sweater knit with coordinating ribbing from Gorgeous Fabrics

Likes/Dislikes: The look - stylish, chic, and great results are all fantastic likes.

Conclusion:  Great looking  sweater, a bit big but I can make the adjustments to help that.


  1. That looks really good! I bet you will get a lot of wear out of that.

  2. That is awesome - I *need* one too!

  3. That's a winner on you.

  4. Great color on you! Love the long length too.

  5. Looks lovely! A wonderful "basic" in a really wonderful colour. Bet this one will get worn a lot.

  6. Very chic, it looks really good on you.

  7. Just perfect. I love the hot tomato red colour.

  8. Looks great, love that color.

  9. Great looking sweater, and a really great color on you!

  10. Wow...that is so cool! I have never made anything with a sweater knit
    but now I am inspired! So cool, my friend!

  11. gosh that looks great! I have the pattern... must reconsider using again.