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The Vermont Cardigan by New Horizons Designs

I LOOOOVE cardigans! I live in cardigans. One can never have enough cardigans. And, did I mention that I love cardigans? So when Terra (designer at New Horizons) announced her latest pattern release, I eagerly jumped on board.

But you may be asking yourself, “With so many pattern designers releasing cardigans lately, what makes this one so special?”

Well, let me tell ya’!

First of all, it’s a New Horizons pattern so you know it’s going to be a top quality and well thought out design. And, one of my favorite things about Terra’s patterns is she always includes a lot of style options. More bang for your buck! And the Vermont Cardigan is definitely no exception. Just take a look at everything you have to choose from with this pattern. With all the different necklines and length options, the possibilites are endless! Oh, and don’t let all the buttons scare you. They are optional! But I definitely love the way they look. The extra effort is worth it for sure 🙂

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Another thing I want to point out about this cardigan is the fit. A lot of the cardigans I am seeing from other designers are slouchy and/or loose-fitting. Now, don’t get me wrong. I love lounging around in a super cozy, slouchy cardigan. I am a stay-at-home mom with 4 kids and comfort is definitely key for me.

But when I’m out and about, sometimes I prefer a more ‘structured’ look. With the slimmer fit and the addition of buttons, the Vermont Cardigan seems to offer a more refined look while still remaining comfortable enough to snuggle on the couch with my kiddos (well….at least the ones that aren’t too cool now to snuggle with Mommy anymore….*sigh*). So for my cardigan, I went with the cropped length, crew-neck version.

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Dang! It’s cold out here! Let’s button up, shall we? 😉

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And, the extra long cuffs are awesome on these colder days!

But if you’re after a 3/4 sleeve, just forgo the cuff and hem instead. Perfect transition to warmer weather in the Spring 😉

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And the perfect fabric for my Vermont Cardigan? The looong awaited Navy Floral French Terry from the latest Raspberry Creek Fabrics Club Line! Oh man! Murphy’s Law definitly had its grips on this club line. Anything and everything that could’ve gone wrong with the release of this line DID. But it was soooo worth the wait. I am absolutely in LOVE the coziness of this French Terry. Not to mention, how easy it is to work with <3 <3 <3

For the cuffs and binding, I used the remnants of this gray herringbone jersey knit by Robert Kaufman I had used for Anna’s Janie dress a few weeks ago. These two fabrics just went together so beautifully 😉

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I can’t wait to try out the hooded version. In fact, I’ve got my pattern and fabric layed out (a nice camel-colored sweater knit) just waiting to get started.

With all the options available, the Vermont Cardigan is sure to be a staple in my wardrobe all year round.

If you wanna get your hands on this pattern, you’re in luck. Hop on over to New Horizons Designs now and you’ll find it at the low intro price of just $7.50 thru 12/13/16!

Cheers! 😉

 

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