Sew a Shawl Collar Knit Cardigan ✄✄


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

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


Appropriate for

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


Thread Den

Vendor since 2013

Have you played with the idea of learning to sew? Do you day dream about making your own clothes? 

At Thread Den it's just like a friend (a super nice clever one) teaching you and a few friends to sew. There is no need to clear off a space and find somewhere to work at home. When you come in; take advantage of having all the equipment on hand, lovely big cutting tables, smooth running Janomes with plenty of feet accessories, inspiring resources, and friendly people to chat to. Everything is right here. Students simply need to bring along their fabric, matching thread and notions like buttons, zips, etc.  Your teachers have years of experience, their own labels and businesses, and the desire to share their skills and craftsmanship with you.

Thread Den is located at Level 1, 329 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy. Start at the very beginning, take your skills to the next level, or find your own unique style.

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Cancelation & Refund Policy

On occasion, Thread Den is forced to cancel a class due to low booking numbers. We really don't like to do this as we love to teach people to sew, knit and crochet, but if we don't cover our costs we can't run the class. In instances where Thread Den must cancel a class, enrolled participants will be notified 24 hours or more prior to the scheduled class and will receive a credit for a replacement class or a refund as required.

There are no refunds due to change of mind.

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Terms & Conditions

Cancellations of Bookings Policy

  • If you provide notice seven or more days prior to the start of your course, you will need to pay an administration fee of $10.
  • Cancellations or changes made with less than seven days notice before the start of a course, will forfeit 50% of the paid class fee.
  • Cancellations or changes made less than 48 hours prior to class commencement will forfeit the full course fee paid.

If you miss the second or subsequent sessions of course, you cannot be reimbursed for that session. You are encouraged to come in and use the Sewing Lounge during hours so you hopefully still finish your project.

Transfers of your course or workshop booking to a friend or family are fine.

Payment Policy:

Classes at Thread Den frequently become fully booked, so we require full payment to be made at the time of booking to secure your place. 

Payment can be made conveniently online with credit card, or at the store in cash, EFT or credit card or even via credit card over the phone.

Unfortunately, we can't tentatively hold or pencil in places without payment.

Thank you for reading all the details.

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20 October 2016 • Sew a Shawl Collar Knit Cardigan ✄✄

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


21 August 2016 • Sew a Shawl Collar Knit Cardigan ✄✄

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


29 May 2016 • Sew a Shawl Collar Knit Cardigan ✄✄

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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