McCall’s 7476 (#2) in textured wool

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Hi All – – I’m back with another cardigan, this time in a nubby sweater knit. This fabulous wool came from the remnant section of Fabric Depot, a fabric I had longed for from afar, but didn’t purchase since it was really expensive. Then, one day, Lady Luck looked my way. When I was there to buy a zipper, I perused the remnant rack and found two small pieces of this wool for 50% off! How could I resist?

Okay, there was a small problem though. My two pieces were a scant yard and a half. This is where being a small person comes in handy. No, I cannot see the dirt on the top of the refrigerator, but I can make something out of two little remnants.

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Well, it took me an about an hour and a half to figure out how to cut this sleeveless cardigan out of my little pieces of fabric (LOL). It’s a good thing I was determined because it was not easy! This cardigan is my second version of my new favorite pattern, McCalls 7476.

I made another version here. The only change I made this time was to leave off the sleeves and to raise the front opening by two inches. I also used three buttons to fasten it instead of one as the pattern suggests. I LOVE this pattern. It’s easy but stylish and you can cut and sew it in only a couple of hours, (two episodes of my new binge watching obsession, The Crown). My nubby knit is a very loose weave though so  I did use my serger to finish the seams since the fabric wanted to fray with very little encouragement. Still I love this fabric. It’s warm and the texture makes it so unusual.

I was able to find a moment when it wasn’t raining to take a quick outdoor shot. This was a true test of this wool, and it held up to the brisk temperature.

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I’d say the only thing I’m a bit worried about with this sweater knit is snagging it. Not sure what to do if that happens? I know some of you would find fixing a snag an easy challenge, so please sure any tips you have, as I’m sure it will happen.

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My winter sewing plans are in full swing. I’m finishing a velvet and lace swing dress which I will post soon, and have plans for a cape and a coat. Yes, that’s a lot to take on when I also want to bake holiday cookies and shop for presents and sing in a few holiday concerts. I’ll be fine IF I stick to easy, simple projects  with tried and true patterns that don’t add unneeded stress to life. Then sewing is fast and fun without alot of unpicking to do.

I hope your holiday sewing is progressing nicely, and that you’re enjoying the season. Happy sewing and thanks for stopping by.

12 thoughts on “McCall’s 7476 (#2) in textured wool

  1. Karen December 4, 2016 / 5:57 pm

    So cute! I love the nubby wool. Purchased this pattern yesterday and can’t wait for my fabric to arrive.

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    • ellegeemakes December 4, 2016 / 8:05 pm

      Thanks! It’s one of those patterns that’s practically instant gratification!

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  2. Fabrickated December 5, 2016 / 12:58 am

    It’s a really sweet top and enables you to get some interesting colour combinations going but wearing different sweaters underneath. Well done on the stingy fabric front (and yes who cares about the dirt on top of the fridge…?)

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  3. danvillegirl December 5, 2016 / 3:50 am

    I like this pattern more and more after seeing what others make from it. I truly like this chunky knit for this pattern. There is a tool called the “purple thing” that you can use to pull the snagged yarn back through the underside. Probably at Nancy’s Notions. It is a nice gizmo to use. You probably could to do the same with an upholstery needle.

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    • ellegeemakes December 5, 2016 / 6:39 am

      Agreed, every make I’ve seen with this pattern has been great. Oh, I have to find that purple thing! Nancy’s notions always has the best items. Thanks for bringing that to my attention.

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  4. Faye Lewis December 11, 2016 / 8:16 am

    This is just the perfect winter cardigan. Thanks for the inspiration!

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    • ellegeemakes December 11, 2016 / 3:25 pm

      Yes, it is the perfect winter wrap…

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  5. Elizabeth Made This December 11, 2016 / 6:41 pm

    This fabric is just stunning. I can’t even imagine how much it originally was, but it looks very spendy. Great use of the remnants, and what a score!

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    • ellegeemakes December 12, 2016 / 1:15 pm

      Thanks! It’s always great to see something that turns out to be a legitimate ‘bargain’.

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