Women’s reversible cardigan WILD BERRIES (shorter version)

Péťa  ·  17.2.2020  ·  3 minutes of reading

Today I would like to show you a very simple version of cardigan, which I introduced in the previous article. It’s shorter version of cardigan made according to the Pattern for women’s reversible cardigan.

Střih na dámský cardigan - krátký
Pattern for women's cardigan – shorter version

Pattern for women’s reversible cardigan (sizes 32 – 60)

Recommended material

Suitable materials for this cardigan are same as for the basic (longer) version. Use some kind of medium/thick knit (elastic material).

I’ve used furry tracksuit fabric (sometimes marketed as warmkeeper or alpenfleece) from Dumlatek.cz. You can get it here:

Grey / blue fabric is from the same store:

You can also use sweater knits and combed or uncombed tracksuit fabrics (with elastane).

Střih na dámský cardigan - krátký
PATTERN FOR WOMEN'S CARDIGAN – SHORTER VERSION

If you are going to sew this version with visible seams and unfinished (raw) cutting edges, then look for fabrics that retain a nice edge without fraying.

Střih na dámský cardigan - krátký
PATTERN FOR WOMEN'S CARDIGAN – SHORTER VERSION

If you are going to sew this version with visible seams and unfinished (raw) cutting edges, then look for fabrics that retain a nice edge without fraying.

Sewing instructions for basic version of this pattern can be found here:

Reversible cardigan RAW BERRIES - Sewing instructions

Sewing

This sewing tutorial is based on the original article about full-length cardigan. Take a look at that article if you get stuck.

Střih na dámský cardigan - krátký
PATTERN FOR WOMEN'S CARDIGAN – SHORTER VERSION

Visible seams

This cardigan has visible seams, which means that its pieces are sewed together reverse side to reverse side. I’m using “furry” sides as my reverse sides. Lay front pieces on the back piece (reverse sides to reverse side). Pin or temporarily stitch shoulder seams. Sew the shoulder seams. Press the seam allowances open...

Střih na dámský krátký utíkáček - zkrácený oboustranný cardigan
PATTERN FOR WOMEN'S CARDIGAN – SHORTER VERSION

...and sew through them with wide decorative stitch (with zigzag stitch, for example)

Střih na dámský krátký utíkáček - zkrácený oboustranný cardigan
PATTERN FOR WOMEN'S CARDIGAN – SHORTER VERSION

My machine is able to sew up to 9 mm wide stitches, but this varies - choose widest stitch possible on your machine. Use elastic zigzag stitch (my case), 3-step zigzag, or basic zigzag stitch. I kept length of the seam at 3 mm.

Střih na dámský cardigan (oboustranný)
Střih na dámský krátký utíkáček - zkrácený oboustranný cardigan
PATTERN FOR WOMEN'S CARDIGAN – SHORTER VERSION

This is what it looks like from the other side.

Střih na dámský krátký utíkáček - zkrácený oboustranný cardigan
PATTERN FOR WOMEN'S CARDIGAN – SHORTER VERSION

Cut off excess parts of the seam allowances.

Now sew your sleeves to the armholes (reverse side to reverse side).

Střih na dámský krátký utíkáček - zkrácený oboustranný cardigan
PATTERN FOR WOMEN'S CARDIGAN – SHORTER VERSION
Střih na dámský krátký utíkáček - zkrácený oboustranný cardigan
PATTERN FOR WOMEN'S CARDIGAN – SHORTER VERSION
Střih na dámský krátký utíkáček - zkrácený oboustranný cardigan
PATTERN FOR WOMEN'S CARDIGAN – SHORTER VERSION

Next pin the side seam and the sleeve seam and sew them in one go. Do the same on the other side of your cardigan. Be patient and take your time when sewing through the seam allowances as it is quite difficult to do in the sleeves.

Střih na dámský krátký utíkáček - zkrácený oboustranný cardigan
PATTERN FOR WOMEN'S CARDIGAN – SHORTER VERSION

Shorter version of your cardigan is ready!

You can get pattern for this cardigan my online store:

Pattern for women’s reversible cardigan (sizes 32 – 60)

Have a nice day, Peťa

Střih na dámský krátký utíkáček - zkrácený oboustranný cardigan
PATTERN FOR WOMEN'S CARDIGAN – SHORTER VERSION
Střih na dámský krátký utíkáček - zkrácený oboustranný cardigan
PATTERN FOR WOMEN'S CARDIGAN – SHORTER VERSION
Střih na dámský krátký utíkáček - zkrácený oboustranný cardigan
PATTERN FOR WOMEN'S CARDIGAN – SHORTER VERSION
Střih na dámský krátký utíkáček - zkrácený oboustranný cardigan
PATTERN FOR WOMEN'S CARDIGAN – SHORTER VERSION
Střih na dámský krátký utíkáček - zkrácený oboustranný cardigan
PATTERN FOR WOMEN'S CARDIGAN – SHORTER VERSION
Střih na dámský cardigan - krátký
PATTERN FOR WOMEN'S CARDIGAN – SHORTER VERSION
Střih na dámský cardigan - krátký
PATTERN FOR WOMEN'S CARDIGAN – SHORTER VERSION