The Greenpoint Cardigan - Do you ever have one of those moments when you are looking for a particular something, and then that exact thing practically falls in your lap? This happened to me three weeks ago when Adrianna, one half of the Crafterhours dynamic duo, released her first pattern. Oh. My. Goodness. It is cute. It is adaptable. It is unisex. It is downloadable. You can find it on her new shop website, "Hey June Handmade". I knew exactly what fabric I wanted to use for my first attempt. I've had a Michael Miller clown stripe in brown sitting around for a couple of years. Not a single time did it speak up and say, "make me into this!", til now..... Within two days of downloading the pattern, I had the Greenpoint Cardigan made up, it is that straightforward. Three weeks later, I did the buttonholes and sewed the buttons on.... go me..... Those buttonholes almost didn't happen, my machine and I had a mild disagreement over whether it would make them for me. It actually won, but I'm not going to talk about it.
I could go on and on about the pattern but I'll post a bunch of photos instead.
My grandson was my inspiration and model. He was a very good sport, even if he was bribed.
The boy kills me and I love him so.
Buttoned up, it has a nice slim but not tight fit. The raglan sleeve makes for easy movement and this boy moves.
Micah really got into modeling. He even turned back and forth so we could different views.
Ahhhh blowing kisses?!
NOPE! Eating brownies. You can see a bit in his right hand in the photo below.
Unbuttoned the look becomes cool and casual.
And then he was done!
Disclosure: Though this pattern was given to me by the designer the decision to make it, love it, write about it and make it again are entirely my own.