Behold, my first-ever order from Blackbird Fabrics! I’ve lurked their website ever since they opened (“they” being Caroline, who is a fellow Canadian and has excellent taste in fabric!) but never purchased – I tend to go for bargain fabric, and sadly, the cost of Canada Post makes even fairly-priced Canadian fabric a bit pricey. That said, I’ve made two orders now, and the quality is great!
This sweater is made from two sweaterknit ends that Caroline posted just as I was testing the Blackwood Cardigan pattern. The cheap poly sweaterknit I’d used for the tester version was AWFUL to sew with (worst fabric I’ve used all year!) and I wanted to see what quality fabric would be like. Answer: gorgeous.
The main body of the cardi is a rayon, cotton and modal blend, and the bands are made in a rib knit that is rayon, poly and spandex. I... [read more]