Life is not a straight road, it’s Zigzag [Missoni cardigan – McCall’s 6844].
I have a thing for the Italian fashion house Missoni, for their beautiful textiles, prints and fabrics. I made ababy cape with a Missoni for Target cotton blanket before, but I was still thirsty for more. When I saw some Missoni knit fabric in Rome on my honeymoon, I couldn’t help myself and bought some! And when I saw McCall’s 6844 envelope, I knew I’ve found the perfect pattern for it.
Pattern:McCall’s 6844, View C, rated ‘Easy’, sized for ‘Petite’.
Size made: ‘Y’ (Xsm – med included), I made size Xs.
Pattern pieces:6 for view C
Fabric used:Wool blend [40% wool, 30% polyester, 30% acrylic], 140cm width, 1.5m long, made in Italy, bought in Rome on my honeymoon
New Techniques used:First serious pattern matching attempt; First time using knit (tricot) interfacing.
Modifications:I reduced the peplum length and corresponding neckband by 6cm due to not enough fabric for pattern matching.
I actually bought another Missoni chevron fabric in the red/black colourway. Dreaming about what to make with that…