Three Easy Pieces – the cable textured Ponte saga part II

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Sometimes a fabric really grabs me. Sometimes they have it in lots of yummy colours. Sometimes I can’t resist buying it.

Originally, I had been looking at some autumnal golds and greens but these had sold out. Not to worry my eye fell on these berry shades and a pale grey. I did not immediately have projects in mind but I bought 3, 3 and 2 metres respectively of each colour. You can see what happened to the grey here. I launched into the lilac and soon had put together an unexpected two piece.

I had seen a pattern in one of my 1990s Burda magazines. I saw this top with great style lines. It has a mock neck with darts at the neck and French style bust darts. I really liked it and thought this fabric would be great for it.

Line art

It was supposed to be a transitional garment but this fabric is extremely warm and the high neck on this had me sweating! So although I really like how it turned out it might be worn infrequently.

I then decided to make another #kindercardigan from Wendy Ward’s great book A Beginner’s Guide to Sewing with Knitted Fabrics

I’ve already made 3 of these cardigans/jackets and it definitely has become a TNT pattern. I reach for my others regularly. I was determined to make this fabric go as far as possible so I ended up making No 4.

As I was prepping the cardigan, I realised I still had a fair amount of fabric left so I thought it would make a nice skirt and quickly drafted (if you can call it that) a tube skirt with one seam and elasticated waist.

So this knit yielded two “two pieces”. The only thing I have against it is that the knit is very warm and therefore will be limited to winter wear. Have you seen this knit or used it, what did you think?

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About Elaine Batiste

I'm a teacher, a lifelong learner, a traveller, a maker, an adventurer and a 'want to do more' kind of gal.

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