Tweedy Saunio Cardigan from Named Patterns

February 26, 2017
Saunio Cardigan

Saunio Cardigan   The February item for Project Sew My Style was the Saunio Cardigan from Named Patterns. I’ve thought about making this pattern several times, but it always got passed over for something more exciting. I think this is mainly due to the styling of the sample: I found it hard to visualize past their cabled version.

For my sweater, I decided to use this tweedy knit I had stashed away from Stylemaker Fabrics. I had originally intended it for a Driftless Cardigan, using the right side of the fabric, but, after playing around with both sides I decided I liked the wrong side more! I did want to see a bit of the original though, so I ended up using some of it for the facings. And of course, the more I played with the fabric, the more it unravelled, which I also liked. I sewed the pieces right-to-wrong sides, and left the seams exposed for added texture. I added a line of stitching along the bodice and the sleeves as a hem.

I have enough fabric left to make a belt if I decide I want one, but for now, I really like the boxy shape and the dropped shoulders. I started wearing the jacket before I was even completely finished making it and have gotten compliments each time. It’s filled a hole in my wardrobe quite nicely.

Project: Tweedy Saunio Cardigan

Total Cost $47.43

Fabric: $32.73 (CAD)

Pattern:$13 (CAD)


Time: 4 hours

Fit Adjustments: None. Straight size S (EU size 32-36)


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  • Reply Meg February 27, 2017 at 1:49 am

    Love the raw edge look! How do you ensure it won’t continue to unravel? Did you just run a stitch along the edge?

    • Reply Erica February 27, 2017 at 3:33 pm

      Yes! I should have made that more clear. I including a line of stitching anywhere the seams would have been inclosed, at 3/8ths in from the edge. I’m hoping it will unravel some more!

  • Reply allie J. February 27, 2017 at 7:14 pm

    I think this is my favorite Saunio I’ve seen so far–I LOVE the contrast between the outside and inside and the raw hem.

  • Reply Cindy Reid February 28, 2017 at 12:43 pm

    Hey! I saw your story on CBC! I’m not sure if you know anything about the rest of the sewing community in Halifax but we’re out here if you’d like to connect. The local sewing guild is full of wonderful, talented women and men very willing to share their talents.
    Send me an email if you’d like to grab a coffee and talk sewing!
    Swear to god that I’m a real person! 😉


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