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October 18, 2014

BRINGING CARDI TO THE PARTY...

...I just happened to stumble onto a nice sweater knit graphic print at Hancock's earlier this week that insisted on coming home with me.   It's like an animal print gone aztec.  I knew what I'd make of it when I first spotted it - another  cardi from McCall's 6844.  Yes I  love this design - this makes number 3 (made here and here).  Guess you could say that I've really gotten my money's worth out of this pattern.

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This cardi will definitely coordinate with existing pieces in my closet like black or brown pants and skirts and of course jeans.    A quick and easy wardrobe addition that took two evenings after work to complete - what more could I ask?  I think three of View C  is enough, but now I am thinking about using the pattern at least once more to make View A or B in a solid color....

28 comments:

  1. Is that a shawl collar ? I love it. Never made one. Have to hone my skills and try out one. The pattern is worth the repeat.. Nice job on the cardi :)

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  2. Yes it's a shawl collar band. Real easy, you would probably really like it.

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  3. Great cardigan. I bought 3 pieces of sweater knit on holiday and need to think what to do with them, so giving me ideas!

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    1. Thanks much Ruthie . This pattern would be a great option, also have you seen Erica B.com just posted a new cardiwrap option that I know I'll be adding to my collection real soon. I'm such knit lover that it's never hard for me to focus in on a project.

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  4. Nothing like a pattern that gets well used - it helps to offset those that don't! This is a lovely cardigan Faye, love the big button.

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    1. Thanks Sarah. Yes I own so many that I'm sure will never be used - but I do dream of making them all.

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  5. Lovely cardi and that pattern is a great go-to pattern for instant gratification.

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    1. Thanks Sheila. Yep I needed some OF.

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  6. I haven't seen this pattern before. This is very similar to the cardigan jacket I made last weekend but I like it better! A great wardrobe addition.

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    1. Just went over to take a look at yours don't know how I missed it since I live on the internet.

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  7. An oldie but a goodie...and like my grandma use to say "if it ain't broken then don't fix it. Love this one just like the others. I am going to go through my stash and make at least 2 more. Maybe you should have a sew along with this pattern???

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    1. Thanks Diane. I have been wanting to do some sort of sewalong but messed up my Flickr account and can't read-set my password.

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  8. I love this cardi with the fall colors and aztec motif. Really pretty!

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  9. Looks great, Faye. Love your fabric choice.

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  10. Another winner ~ so glad that piece of fabric just happened to be taken home with you ... J

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    1. Thank you Judith. I'm glad it wanted me too.

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  11. What a lovely cardi. Great fabric.

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  12. Faye, I love this fabric! Now, you know I love a cardigan.

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    1. I love cardigans too Dorothy.

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  13. Love the fabric, Faye. This will look great with several pieces in your wardrobe.

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  14. I love wardrobe extenders Catherine.

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  15. Oh, I think you are going to be amazed by how many things will go with this piece. Great print and style :)

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  16. Hi Ms. Faye - So i'm a little late to this party but what a fabulous cardi...lol. I've been catching up on my blog reading and commenting and this is the second version of this cardi that I've seen tonight! Both fabulous...its' a sign - perhaps I need this pattern. I wish we still had Hancock Fabrics around...closest one to me is about an hour. Anyway, love your cardi and the fabric is perfect!

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