5 Ways to Style the Love Notion Fraser Cardigan
Fellow cardigan lover? I have well over 30 in my closet right now. They are just so perfect for so many times of the year when the weather changes throughout the day. Here in Oregon, it's not uncommon for the temperatures to range 30-40 degrees from morning to afternoon in fall and spring. Cardigan's are my favorite layering piece for changing temperatures. If you are a fellow cardigan fan, read on.
Today I want to talk about new Love Notions Fraser Cardigan. I am a Love Notions Ambassador and tested this pattern. All opinions provided are my own.
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The Fraser Cardigan is a cocoon shaped cardigan designed for knits. For options, choose the plain or hooded views, hemmed or cuffed sleeves and add the pocket if you prefer. As with Love Notions patterns, FBA pattern pieces are included with sizing spanning XS-5X. Projector files are included as well.
What sets this pattern apart? The center back seam provides additional sway shaping and allows for more options on fabric cutting layout. The front band is pieced to provide additional shaping. This is the first cardigan I've made with this style of front band.
I'll be honest, the band is a bit finicky. The tutorial includes very specific instructions on how to sew the band to minimize waviness which is common amongst cocoon cardigans. The curved shape can be difficult for bands to attach to. I'd highly recommend sewing the outer band seam with your sewing machine and reduced pressure foot pressure. This will allow the band to be sewn without any stretching. When I attached the band to the bodice, I did use my serger but increased my differential feed to 2.0. Keep in mind there are between 3-5 layers so this seam may become bulky.
For fabric, I've used a heavy weight rib knit from Mily Mae Fabrics in olive green. With the band construction on the Fraser, it lends best to heavier weight knits otherwise the band will flop. I found the heavy weight rib knit was a great choice.
This is a style of cardigan that pairs so well for layering purposes. It can be worn over so many different top or dress styles. Here's just a few of my favorite looks.
Cool Summer - Summer Basics
Casual - Jeans + LDT Tank
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