Re-fashion: The 40s Inspired Cardigan

Front, view 1.

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Front, view 2.

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Front, closeup view.

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(Source: By Gum By Golly)

This re-fashion has been inspired by the beautiful colorwork cardigans that are popular in the 40s.

The Facts

Fabric: Thrifted cardigan, size large
Pattern: n/a
Year: 2012
Notion: n/a
Time to complete: 30 min
First worn: Hasn’t been worn yet
Wear again? Yes
Total price: $8

I haven’t been a knitter for years and I wasn’t about to attempt my own sweater project, especially on something this complicated. I found this colorwork sweater in the thrift shop. It was bright, had well-defined colorwork, and was way too large. The sweater itself is a size large and fits probably a bust 38 to 40.

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You can see how large it is on the dressform.

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Closeup of colorwork.

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I used Casey’s tutorial to take in the side seam through the sides, up through the underarm area and tapering to nothing by the elbow area.

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If none of this makes sense, it’s ok. Bean also looked very confused during the sewing stage.

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I used the zig-zag stitch to seam the edges and finished them off with my server.

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I also fixed up some loose knitting stitches that looked like they were about to fall apart. I sewed them together by hand. The sweater itself is very warm and will come in handy during the cold winter we’re still having.