Shawl Collar Knit Cardigan Workshop ✄✄

How to sew with knit fabrics

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Make a relaxed fit, long line cardigan over five hours.  This cardigan features a shawl collar and works best made from double knit fabrics. It's ideal for those days when Melbourne's weather just doesn't know what it wants to do.  

This is a great choice if you have taken our 3/4 Sleeve Knit Top or Traditional T Shirt Course where we cover how to sew with knit fabrics. Alternatively, if you have made a couple of garments and are keen to try sewing with knits, a workshop with a teacher on hand is the ideal way to go about it!

While making this cardigan,  you'll use overlockers, use stretch machine stitches, as well as covering a few tips about working with knit/stretch fabrics.  The pattern has optional neck and hem bands, plus optional cuffs. 

Our photographed cardigan is made from a grey double knit fabric (which looks the same right side and wrong side).

What to wear it with: Layer your shawl collar cardi over everything.

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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
Parking Info
  • Level 1, 329 Brunswick St, Fitzroy. Look for the red door.
  • Most Brunswick St parking is ticketed & max' 2hrs. However, longer time parking is available in the paid Coles Car Park.
  • Public Transport is the ideal way to get here - jump on the 11 tram & get off at Johnston St.

What to bring
  • Polyester sewing machine thread
  • Optional - .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

✄✄ Perfect for students who know how to use a sewing machine and have made items like our T Shirt or 3/4 Sleeve Knit Top

Suggested fabric

Double knits are perfect, or choose knits that don't have an obvious wrong side.


Thread Den

Vendor since 2013

Learn to sew and make your own clothes.

Located on Melbourne's vibrant Brunswick Street, in Fitzroy. At Thread Den you can start at the very beginning, take your skills to the next level, and find your own unique style.

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.

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Refund & Cancellation Policy


  1. Cancellation requests received the day before, the day of, or any time after a course start are not be eligible for a refund, are not eligible for transfer, and are not eligible for credit towards another course.
  2. All cancellations are subject to a 25% cancellation fee.
  3. Refunds will be processed back to the original payment method less the 25% fee.
  4. Refunds are processed as soon as notification of cancellation is received, allow approximately 3 days for your banking institution to show the refund to your account. UPDATE March 2019 - We are not processing refunds during the COVID-19 crisis. Processing will return to normal after the shutdown is lifted.

Request for Transfer:

  1. Bookings (without date changes) are fully transferrable to another person without incurring any penalty.
  2. Participants may request a transfer to their booking without penalty up until fourteen (14) days prior to the course or workshop start date.
  3. Participants transferring their booking within fourteen (14) days prior to the course or workshop start date incur a $10 administration fee.
  4. Requests to transfer received the day before, the day of, or any time after a course start will not be eligible for a refund, are not eligible for transfer, and are not eligible for credit towards another course.

Notice periods above are based on your original booking date, if a transfer has been made, the notice periods do not reset.

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20 October 2016 • Shawl Collar Knit Cardigan Workshop ✄✄

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


21 August 2016 • Shawl Collar Knit Cardigan Workshop ✄✄

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


29 May 2016 • Shawl Collar Knit Cardigan Workshop ✄✄

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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