The Kirsi cardigan is a refined take on a casual cardigan, blending tailored lines with a draped front opening. The front design line curves around the body and through the back waist, complementing the round collar and flared peplum.
There are two lengths to choose from: a longer length ending at mid-thigh, or the shorter peplum length that ends above the hip.
Style the collar open for a waterfall front, or create optional closures for a cozy finish around the neck. You can also cinch the waist with the tie belt.
Kirsi is an easy and quick sew. Mid-weight knit fabric and simple sewing techniques make it a great project for people new to knits. And yet, the curved lines and variety of finishing options will keep it interesting for whatever skill level you are at!
What you get:
This product is a digital download and includes printable PDFs of the pattern in both A0 (for large format printing at copy shops), A4/US Letter size (for printing at home), and a projector file too!
Included with the pattern is a fully illustrated instruction booklet with step by step directions to achieving sewing success.
- Your PDF files are layered! You can choose to print only the sizes you need.
- Yes, there is a projector file included with this pattern (and a separate file for the different bust fits to make it even easier!
- Learn to sew a simple knit cardigan. with step-by-step instructions and diagrams.
- Learn about different edge finishing techniques for knits with our Appendix full of different methods.
Find all the extra inspiration and info on sewing this pattern at our Kirsi page.
Check out customer makes on Instagram here.
Medium-weight knit fabrics with at least 10% horizontal stretch, that look good on both wrong side and right side, such as double knit/interlock knits, waffle knit, ponte, lightweight boiled wool. To hide the wrong side, choose the lined flounce option.
A small amount of lightweight fusible interfacing: You may use pre-made fusible tape, or cut your own (1cm/3/8” wide).
Thread, 2 pairs of 1cm (3/8”) diameter snap fastenings (also known as press studs, domes, or poppers).
The fabric requirements allow for directional prints. Allow extra fabric if lengthening the garment, or matching a large print.
Kirsi is suitable for beginner sewers. For an easier sewing experience, pick a more stable knit with edges that do not need finishing.
Available in sizes 28 - 52.
See our sizing page for our sizing charts and additional information.
Our model wears a size 34.
The short grey sample is made in a loosely-knit acrylic blend knit (sourced secondhand). It is styled with our Ella skirt in textured cotton, and also with our Clementine dress in grey merino double knit.
The short sample from Tauko magazine is made in lightweight organic cotton knit from Mind the Maker.
The long sample from Tauko magazine is made in 360gsm organic cotton/wool blend knit from Mind the Maker.
Tauko image credits: Photos by Laura Oja and Tauko Magazine
Forget-me-not patterns are designed for a height of 5’6” (168cm).