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{Test} Aveiro Cardigan

by Elsa
Aveiro cardigan, La Casa Cactus

I love the names Kennis gives to her patterns. The last one is named after a Portuguese town so let me introduce you to Itch to Stitch‘s newest pattern, the Aveiro cardigan. I’ve been sewing quite a lot of ITS patterns lately…!

I did a Bonn shirt for the ITS blogtour last week and now, with fall coming, a nice cardi is great.

Aveiro cardigan, La Casa Cactus

The pattern

This pattern is, once again, full of options :

  • V-neckline with button bands
  • 4 lengths: bolero, short, regular, and duster/maxi
  • 3 sleeve lengths: short, 3/4, and long
  • 2 cuff styles for the long sleeve option: regular cuff or longer cuff

Sizing goes from US00 to US24. I cut a straight size 8 and did my usual alterations i.e. shortening the torso length and the sleeves. I didn’t touch the shoulders (but will next time).

Aveiro cardigan, La Casa Cactus

My Aveiro cardigan

I chose the regular length and sewed it out of some knit jersey that was a bit too much stretchy hence the slouchy look. I like my Aveiro that way too.

I really tried to make my stripes match…but failed. t took me ages to try and match them before cutting. When I was a newbie sewist, stripe matching wasn’t such a big deal, but now I really need to have them match and here…they don’t…

Aveiro cardigan, La Casa Cactus

I used [amazon_textlink asin=’B07B24YQG3|B01N7QRYKT|B07B24YQG3′ text=’Kam snaps‘ template=’ProductLink’ store=’laca0c6-21|lacasacactu0e-21|lacasacactus-21′ marketplace=’FR|DE|UK’ link_id=’66313536-bfca-11e8-9e9d-011bd565e4bf’] instead of buttons because I wasn’t keen on driving to get buttons. I do love my [amazon_textlink asin=’B07G4F4CY5|B0149I5GY8|B01M0KY6N4′ text=’Kam pliers‘ template=’ProductLink’ store=’laca0c6-21|lacasacactu0e-21|lacasacactus-21′ marketplace=’FR|DE|UK’ link_id=’7b3ffc6a-bfca-11e8-8bea-c3b3ed80ed10′]! And I also love my [amazon_textlink asin=’B01H96S8N8|B01H96S8N8|B01H96S8N8′ text=’Simflex gauge‘ template=’ProductLink’ store=’lacasacactu0e-21|lacasacactus-21|laca0c6-21′ marketplace=’DE|UK|FR’ link_id=’93d88682-bfca-11e8-869a-8950acfe95d6′]. I need it a lot since I always shorten the torso. I just have to place the first and last buttonholes and tadah…the gauge does the rest! No need to calculate the spacing.


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yvettechilcott 24 September 2018 - 17 h 28 min

Great looking cardigan, and I love it when other sewing enthusiasts write about the tools and notions that live in my sewing world, too! Kam snaps are the greatest invention, particularly on knits, where buttonholes sometimes go wonky! And the simflex, I’m tall, so have to add length, same spacing process though, top and bottom, and everything is evenly spaced in between.

ElsaP 24 September 2018 - 20 h 12 min

Thank you! Snaps and Silflex gauge are wonderful sewing tools. I didn’t want to risk my button bands get wonky because of a tantrum from my sewing machine so used snaps!!! And the Simflex is really a Godsend when you don’t have to calculate the spacing between your buttonholes!!!

sewsewilse 24 September 2018 - 17 h 22 min

Those stripes! I need to make a striped one too! Beautiful!

ElsaP 24 September 2018 - 20 h 12 min

Thank you! I loved this fabric until I tried to match the stripes…!



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