Sew a Shawl Collar Knit Cardigan ✄✄

What to Bring

  • Polyester sewing machine thread
  • .4m of contrasting fabric for bands (or additional .4m of the same fabric)
  • 2m of medium weight double knit fabric, if your fabric has a directional print purchase 2.6m

What to Wear

  • Casual

Appropriate For

  • ✄✄ Students who have completed Sewing Basics and are confident enough to try new techniques

Sew a Shawl Collar Knit Cardigan ✄✄

About This Class

Class Schedule

  • 5 hours in duration.
  • Scheduled in one workshop on Sunday 21st May from 10am to 3:30pm (inc 30 mins for lunch)

What You Will Learn

  • Measurements, choosing the right size when working with knit, pattern markings and pattern placement
  • To use overlocker and sewing machine stretch stitches, needles and equipment selection
  • Working with knit fabrics

What You Get

  • a long cardigan, soft and comfy
  • Instructions to make the knit cardigan
  • A copy of the pattern


Pattern Design: A relaxed fit, long line cardigan with a shawl collar made from knit fabrics - perfect for layering.  It's ideal for those days when Melbourne's weather just doesn't know what it wants to do.  During construction you'll get to stitch the seams with the overlocker, use machine stitches, as well as cover a few tips about working with knit/stretch fabrics. 

Photographed Sample: Grey double knit fabric. Click here - to see how amazing this cardigan looks pinned at the shoulder with a broach.

Styling Ideas & Notes On Supplies:  Two way stretch knits in natural fibres will work well.  This pattern does not include a lining, take this into consideration when choosing your fabrics and look for fabrics that are attractive on both sides.  For directional prints, large prints and fabrics with nap you should purchase extra fabric.  

For best results - pre-wash your fabric to reduce shrinkage.

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Oct 2016

Great class and teacher. Finished a beautiful, practical cardigan in class.

Aug 2016

Really great class and easy pattern! I thoroughly enjoyed this class

May 2016

This was a great class, and I now know how to make my own comfy cardigan. Learnt some great techniques for overlocker and working with stretch materials. Also learnt how to use the double needle to make nice finishing edges.

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