Alabama Chanin style cardigan

Project Description

What are you most proud of? I actually completed this project and I didn't even lose motivation halfway through. I also completely love it and I think that I will wear it often. If you want to know some more details I've written a blogpost about making this garment: http://wp.me/p3RIIN-4g What advice would you give someone starting this project? Follow Natalie Chanin's Craftsy class, it is really helpful to see her actually do things.

What you will need

  • 100% organic cotton jersey. Procion MX dye. Fabric paint
  • Bloomers stencil from Alabama Stitch book and mylar sheet to create stencil. Green embroidery floss and Guttermann extra strong thread.

Q&A with Emmely

Nixxi asked:
Hi Emmely. I love this cardigan and your different approach to it. I really like the different shades of green embroidery floss - think I am going to have to try that one myself! I like the way you have stitched the binding to the garment. Finally, it looks like you have left the embellished leaves intact which is lovely and really works here.
Emmely answered:
Thank you! I have quite a large stash of embroidery floss, but it consists of small amounts of different colours. Since I already had so much of it I didn't want to buy even more so I decided to use different colours and I am very pleased with how that turned out. For the ribbing I used the whipstitch, this is a pretty fast stitch and I like how it encases the ribbing. Originally I planned to cut out at least some of the leaves but when I made a sample I realized that I liked it much better the way it is now.
CoudreMode asked:
This is really beautiful and takes the AC method to a whole new level.
Emmely answered:
Thank you!
DaisyandFlorrie asked:
Really like what you did on this project - lovely work!
Emmely answered:
Thank you!
amyrt asked:
Your choice of pattern is certainly on the money for you.
Emmely answered:
Thank you! I have used this pattern before so knew that it would fit well.
nancyzl asked:
This is great looking! Very smart & contemporary look !
Emmely answered:
Thank you!