How to Make a Super Cosy Cardi, Just Perfect for the Changing Seasons!

Carol Bentley
by Carol Bentley
2 Materials
3 Hours

I've just finished making a super cosy cardi and its just so warm and comfy, definitely secret pyjamas!!

Blackwood Cardigan » Helen's Closet Patterns (

I absolutely love this cardigan, its just perfect for the transitional season!

The Knit fabric has a lovely Leaf Print, here its freshly laundered and ready for the process to begin!

The pockets are made from two sections which are stitched together to give a super classy pocket front.

Once they are stitched together the two sides and the bottom are folded and pressed flat!

Once nice and flat the pockets are pinned to each of the cardi fronts, taking care to make sure they are in matching positions!

Yay I've got pockets!!

Its taking shape nicely now, the two front pieces are stitched to the back at the shoulders.

Now its time for me to add the sleeves, using plenty of clips I attach the sleeve head to the armhole before stitching it together!

Once I attached the sleeve at the armhole, I stitched the underarm and side seam all in one go!!

Here I've almost finished, I'm so excited to try it on and here I'm adding a cuff to the sleeve.

Only one thing left to do now, just that fancy lower band to add!

Ta-da!! here it is totally finished and its such a quick make! Its also really versatile, here its paired with some skinny jeans and a jersey Breton top. Super casual for shopping or a quick coffee with pals!

But this is my personal favourite way to wear it. I've styled my new cardi with a camisole top and some pin tuck trousers. So cute and perfect for work or even dinner out with friends!! I really hope you love my latest make, I certainly do!!

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  • Aimee Aimee on Oct 18, 2021

    Great job! It does look super cozy.

    • Carol Bentley Carol Bentley on Oct 18, 2021

      Thanks Aimee!! It really is, which is good because the weather has sure turned chilly!! 🥶