Layer up with the Fuller Cardigan! This raglan cardi features shoulder and bust darts for the ideal fit over curves. View A hits at mid-hip with a deep, faced v-neck and oversized buttons, while View B is cropped at the natural waist with a boxy fit. Standard and full bicep sleeves are included. The Fuller Cardigan is the layering piece your closet has been craving!
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12 to 32, in three cup sizes (C/D, E/F, G/H). See Sizing Guide.
Mid-weight knit fabrics with at least 15% stretch.
Interfacing: light to mid-weight non-stretch fusible interfacing.
Ballpoint or stretch needle, thread, 4 1” (2.5 cm) buttons [View A], 8 1⁄2” (12 mm) buttons [View B].
The PDF comes in three files (one for each bust size), so you only need to print your size. You'll receive files to print at home or at a copy shop. Files are delivered as a .zip file which can be downloaded on a computer, but not on a mobile device. For more on PDFs, see the FAQs.
Instructions: 14 pages (3.9 MB)
Pattern pieces (for each cup size): 55 pages (0.8 MB each)
Copy shop (A0 or US 36" x 48" size): 3 pages (0.4 MB each)
Cardigans are something I always wanted in my wardrobe, but I couldn't find ones that fit property. I love the fit of this cardigan and have my second one ready to cut. Instructions are easy to follow. I made my first with ponte, which is great for the office. My second is from interlock for a more casual topper to my Upton dresses.
Ayelet shows us her “patchwork” fuller cardigan that she made into a raglan sleeved pullover. I decided to try it and VOILA, I have a wonderful t-shirt that is different than the Concord (which I live in). I like the option of the raglan sleeve to make contrasting sleeves and binding around the neck (sort of like a baseball shirt), but nicely fitted. Love love love Cashmerette patterns and thank you Ayelet so much for helping me with this. I’ve gotten lots of compliments.
Using the tutorial on the blog of how to adapt this into a sweater, I went a bit further and hacked it into a raglan t-shirt. I can’t even begin to tell you how much I love it. The fit is beautiful (as I knew it would be) and I have a few more of these planned. Thank you Cashmerette for another big win!
Have not yet made this pattern as I've just downloaded it, but the experience reminded me of how delightfully easy it is to download Cashmerette patterns. You have a refined and simple ecommerce system: one click to buy (as I'm a previous customer); from the receipt that appears immediately on the same screen, one click to download; one action to drag a compact folder from my downloads window to the right place in my electronic filing cabinet; one click to open that folder to the full set of pattern files. Viola.
I love the fit of Cashmerette patterns, so I was quite confident that the Fuller cardigan would be right first time and indeed it was. (Size 18 C/D) I used a fleece-backed sweatshirt type fabric for View A and it has worked brilliantly. I had no problems in fitting the facing round the edge as I have experienced with previous cardigan projects. Not only is it a treat to skip any FBA, but I find the sleeves are the right length too. On big 4 patterns if I cut to fit my bust I often find the shoulders are too wide and it results in really long sleeves, more adjustment and cursing wasted fabric!
I now can't wait to try the cropped version, and if I can find some of the fab cable-knit fabric someone showed in the tester blog post, I shall be making another View A.
Thanks team for another excellent pattern.