Sweater Weather
by Dana Follow

This has got to be one of my most favorite creations ever! As I was putting it together (and simultaneously freaking out) my roommate was seriously concerned for my sanity.

In my weaving class this semester, our assignment was to do pattern weaving (close up of the pattern at the bottom), so I decided to turn my piece of woven material into a cardigan.

The woven piece was about 2 yards long by 15 inches wide. I drafted the pattern for the cardigan myself. It has raglan sleeves, which is what gives the front panels drape. I sewed the woven panels onto the sleeve opening and side edge as if it were straight, so when worn it folds down. I drafted and sewed the cardigan without regards to the length of my woven panel, since I knew I would have enough regardless. Then I cut the woven piece in half and hemmed the edges. When I sewed the woven panel to the sweater pieces, it fit absolutely perfectly, without any planning! Pure serendipity.

More on my blog as well!

Discussion 5

  • SownBrooklyn commented 8 years ago

    This is amazing!!

    Dana replied 8 years ago

    Thank you! I am rather proud!

  • ModeEthik commented 8 years ago

    Great weaving pattern and yeay for the snow you alread have!

  • Julia commented 8 years ago

    That is one awesome cardi! I'd love to learn how to weave!

  • Sewionista commented 8 years ago

    The panel you have woven is truly beautiful! Great idea to include it in this cardigan.

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