Juniper Cardigan by Jennifer Lauren

Fall is here and it’s time to get cozy. When the cold comes I love to get snugly and layer myself up in clothes. Cropped cardigans are something I wear a lot and I finally found a pattern so I can make them myself.

To be fair, this pattern was on my rader for a long time. It was on my #makenine2018 and it took me until september of 2018 to finally make it. Already having the pattern for several months.

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So why did it take me so long? The pattern intimidated me. There is a series of sew-along posts on the website of Jennifer Lauren and I was very quickly lost in the instructions. Actually purchasing the pattern and looking at the pattern I was so confused. All this came from the saddle shoulder.

So the saddle shoulder is like a raglan sleeve. But this looked super funky and I was so confused. Turned out: it’s not that hard. Like all patterns you just have to match the markings and ease the curves in bit.

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So I went on and made two. The first one is a leopard print knit that goes great with a lot of things. Because in my book, leopard is a neutral.

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The second one I made is in a burgundy-red knit fabric. I’ve lusted over this fabric for a long time in the fabric store and with this pattern I finally found a use for it. I combined it with a black ponte-knit so design of the cardigan is more noticeable.

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I really love this pattern! the cropped length is perfect for layering on skirts and dresses and it’s something I can make quickly which is always nice. There will be more of this these!

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