Catherine Cardigan

This week I am joining the Catherine Cardigan tour! My girls love to layer up with cardigans so I am always looking for good cardigan patterns. There are a couple I love and now I am adding one more to my go-to list!

The Catherine Cardigan is the perfect addition to your girl(s)' wardrobe. It is suitable for spring, summer and autumn! 

Catherine Cardigan pattern by Sewpony. the pattern was named after Suz's (the pattern designer) mom. Read more about this story here.

It was a no-brainer that NOSH knits were the *perfect* knits for this pattern. I used:
- Main: Stripe Loopback sweatshirt, Maple sugar-Vanilla colorway
- Collar, bow and sleeve bands: 1x1 rib knit, fudge color

Sewing & pattern details:
The Catherine button up cardigan is designed to be a fitted cardigan and it offers the following options: 

  • pussy bow or short bow
  • long sleeves, 3/4 sleeves, short sleeves
  • thin or deep cuff
  • sizes 12mo - 12Y.

I have opted for a Summer version, with short sleeves and only one snap, instead of the buttons closure.

The back yoke makes it perfect for some color blocking fun. I have opted to use the sweatshirt knit on the reverse side. So, no that is not a mistake it was intentional. I love it, but let's hope the loops don't get pulled with washes and use... I once used the reverse side of French Terry as main, because the reverse side was striped and so much cooler than the main side which was a plain color, but it got lots of pulled threads... I thought to myself it was my first and last time using the reverse side of French Terry as main... But, never say never and here I go again. Sometimes we learn from our previous mistakes and...sometimes we don't, haha! 

Things I changed: I understitched the collar, because I always understitch in all the right places even when it is not recommended. Next time I will also make the hem differently, since I prefer a cleaner finish in the front corners (where the front placket bands join the hem). 

Don't miss all the inspiration you can get from this pattern tour! Check the blogs below and make your own version! 

minnimie / doguincho / / flaflinko / plus2is5 / lilyenwoody / stannel

Suzanne is offering a 15% off discount on the Catherine Cardigan pattern throughout the blog tour! Use code  CATHERINE15 at checkout. (You can get it here.)

Happy sewing! 


  1. It's lovely Sara thank you!

  2. Very cute! (Sweater and daughter!) Please explain how you make a "cleaner finish in the front corners". I am working on finishes, and the front corners do look tricky!

  3. Such a beautiful fabric combination - you are always SO good at that! I also like how you changed the yoke for a different texture on the back.


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