Both of these fabrics are 4 way and the main stretch is 100%
The pattern is a really simple cardigan with 4 design options - the Lisbon Cardigan from Itch to Stitch.
The design has a lovely amount of ease - and made with such a light jersey with all that Lycra I could have sized down - I am so thrilled with the relaxed look of the top.
The bands on this pattern really make this an easy garment to construct. Taking a few minutes to mark the quarters of the sleeve, 8ths of the collar, and 16ths of the hem band mean that you can easily/evenly distribute the stretch and prevent any bunching.
The collar is the most challenging stretch - but as a result it lies nicely against the body. Can I just shout out to Kennis to a gorgeously drafted sleeve? Look how the armpit came together!
The back of the cardi is straight forward and clean
My version of the pattern is the cropped cardi with 3/4 sleeves. There is also a long sleeve and uncropped version. In testing the only drafting feedback was that the sleeve was long in the test version - Kennis will be altering this for the final draft.
Did I manage to evoke a bit of the satin bomber-jacket fashion that the style bloggers are going on about? (Am I maybe on the cutting edge? - not likely, but I love the top, so Whateve's)