First off, Jalie patterns are a bit different than before. Now there are alternating colored lines. I used size R which happened to be orange. I think of all the colors this one would have been the most hard to see because of the shade but I had no problems. It was much easier to trace.
How fun is this cardigan? There are only three pattern pieces and the fit is, as always Jalie-perfect. I made my standard size and I’m very happy with it. I added some shoulder bling because, well, everyone needs a little shoulder sparkly. (Do you see sunglasses on my head? That’s because there is finally some damn, freaking light. Screw you dark, cold Alaskan winters!)
This pattern uses quite a bit of fabric. It’s longer plus there is that extra section that is extra wide because that is what gets folded back over to create the pocket. You can see there is a very clean finish on the inside.
If this was a Burda pattern with Burda directions tell me how to do this, I would have never understood how to construct the pocket. Instead, Jalie has very clear pictures on how to sew the pocket together.
I love this pattern. It’s a great cozy-up casual cardigan. I really like that you can add contrast fabric or not. This is definitely a pattern for more drapey knits. A knit with more body may become pretty bulky at the pocket areas. I like how the pockets drape.
I have two other things to show you too. Too tired tonight to stay up and post pictures though. You people will just have to wait.