The Fuller Cardigan is here! This versatile cardigan pattern has two complementary views and raglan sleeves. Plus it’s our first printed pattern available in our new size range, 12-32 in cup sizes C-H!
When a new pattern is released, we know it can be helpful to see how it looks on a variety of bodies. So we partnered up with some of our Cashmerette testers who have been hard at work over the last few weeks sewing up final versions of the Fuller Cardigan with fabric generously gifted by Emma One Sock.
If you’ve ever browsed the Emma One Sock collection of fabrics, you know they’ve got tons of incredible pieces that are all high-quality designer fabrics. We were thrilled with how many choices our testers had for their Fullers! And if you want a chance to sew up a dreamy cardigan with designer fabric for yourself, the lovely folks at Emma One Sock are offering 15% off all sweater knits and ponte in their store with code FULLER15. Simply enter this code into the comments section when placing your order and the discount will be applied to the final invoice which is generated when the order is ready to ship. This offer is only available through Friday, February 14, 2020, so don’t miss your chance to save on some truly special fabrics.
Okay, enough chitchat—it’s time for a cardi party!
Meg’s Fuller Cardigan
Meg is the queen of the Tobin Sweater, but we think we might have converted her with this Fuller Cardigan! Meg sewed hers up in View A using a cable sweater knit in merlot that we are just crazy about and might have to get for ourselves, like right this instant. It’s beautiful and soft and comes in a variety of colors and is simply heaven on earth—so no big deal.
Meg sewed up her Fuller in a size 16 C/D. She merged the cuff and sleeve pieces to allow the cables of her fabric to run all the way to the end of the sleeve, and also skipped adding buttonholes since she wasn’t sure if her machine would be cooperative. (If you don’t want to wear your Fuller buttoned up, you can totally skip this step too!) Meg used ponte scraps from her stash for the facings which is a great idea if you’re working with a bulkier fabric, and she styled her cardigan over a Harrison Shirt and jeans.
Here’s what Meg had to say about her new Fuller:
“Making this Fuller cardigan was really fun! I could see the Fuller becoming a wardrobe staple.. The pattern has got lots of nice details (like the shoulder and bust darts and faced neckline) that make it a slightly more involved project than your typical cardigan, but not so many that it’s difficult or tedious! The darts are totally worth it for the fabulous fit.
For my Fuller, I chose this classic cable sweater knit in merlot. Such a unique fabric! It’s a springy, medium weight rayon/poly blend sweater knit that has these sort of faux vertical cables that have a lot of depth and texture. It was a little bit tricky to sew, but it’s super soft and cool looking. Because the fabric has some really thick parts at the cables, I decided to cut the facing from a different fabric to reduce bulk. I used some ponte scraps from my stash, which worked great. I am loving the chic but cozy and pleasantly Grandpa-esque/varsity sweater style cardigan I ended up with!”
I mean, aren’t you just dying to reach through your screen and feel how lovely this cardigan is? You can see more of Meg’s crafty adventures over on Instagram at @cookinandcraftin.
Donna’s Fuller Cardigan
Donna sewed up her Fuller Cardigan in View B, the cropped, high-neck view. She made it out of a lovely ponte with a subtle polka dot texture and it looks so sharp! Ponte is great for an officewear Fuller Cardigan because of the structure it provides, and Emma One Sock offers pontes in a variety of fun prints and colors.
Donna made her Fuller in a size 24 E/F. She added 1″ in length to the bodice and also made the sleeve bands slightly smaller.
View B of the Fuller Cardigan has a slightly boxy fit. If you want a closer fit, simply grade down two sizes from the bust dart down to the waist.
Here’s what Donna had to say about her new Fuller:
“This cardigan is exactly what I wanted in my wardrobe. I never had such a cute cropped cardi and I can see wearing it with so many pieces. The garment went together quick and easy with such a stable knit. The ponte fabric from Emma One Sock is lovely to work with and so comfortable to wear! And the dots are adorable! I’ve gotten so many positive comments on it.
Obviously having the bust darts and cup sizes helps so much with fit and shaping. Plus having the raglan sleeves makes this a very quick sew. I chose to finish the edges of my facings with a serger and I love the overall look of the way the facing is topstitched down. It’s so helpful when a facing STAYS PUT!”
We simply adore Donna’s new Fuller! You can see more of her makes over on Instagram at @sassi214.
Syreeta’s Fuller Cardigan
Syreeta made her Fuller Cardigan in View A using an animal print jacquard double-knit from Emma One Sock. How fun is this cardigan?! It’s a good reminder that a cardigan doesn’t need to play second fiddle to the rest of your outfit—it can for sure be the star of the show.
Syreeta sewed her Fuller in a size 14 G/H and grading down to a 12 in the waist and hips. She lengthened the bodice by 1″ and the sleeves by 2.5″. After trying it on, she decided to narrow the sides a bit more for a more fitted look, and she added a bias tape finish to the hem and facing for an extra-special touch.
Here’s what Syreeta had to say about her new Fuller:
“Another winner from the Cashmerette team! I love the Fuller Cardigan as it checks all my boxes for a future TNT pattern—simple, classic style knit garment that can be finished in a few hours, fits with minimal adjustments, and works in a variety of fabric weights. I look forward to trying out the cropped version and potentially hacking it into a duster at some point. And a thousand bonus points for the fabric! Major heart eyes for this cheery animal print ponte from Emma One Sock. It sewed up beautifully, has a really nice hand and has perhaps convinced me to add more animal prints to my fabric collection. (Any excuse to buy more fabric, am i right?!)”
Tanya’s Fuller Cardigan
Tanya made her Fuller Cardigan in View A, the mid-hip, deep v-neck view. She used a tweedy ribbed sweater knit in bordeaux from Emma One Sock and paired it with a Concord T-Shirt and Ames Jeans. And boy, does that color look incredible on her! This fabric is available in multiple colorways—keep reading to see Kenna’s cardi with the same fabric in graphite.
Tanya made her Fuller in a size 22 C/D and graded up to a 26 in the waist and hips.
Here’s what Tanya had to say about her new Fuller:
“The Fuller cardigan is the nicest and most professional looking cardigan pattern that I’ve sewn and I already have plans to make another one. I used a beautiful burgundy ribbed sweater knit from Emma One Sock that perfectly fit the vibe I was looking for in what I call a “grandpa style” cardigan. It’s perfect to wear with my newly made high rise Ames jeans and my striped boatneck Concord tee and great for our mild California winter.”
Sierra’s Fuller Cardigan
Sierra sewed up a Fuller Cardigan in View A in a bamboo/cotton fleece-back knit in dusty orange from Emma One Sock. This super-soft fabric is available in multiple colorways, and there’s even matching ribbing available which you can use for sleeve cuffs and hems. Sierra styled her Fuller with a Montrose Top and maxi skirt and with Ames Jeans and a button-up shirt, showing us just how versatile this cardi is.
Sierra made her Fuller in a size 24 G/H.
Here’s what Sierra had to say about her new Fuller:
“This was a very satisfying sew. The instructions (and Cashmerette’s drafting in general) were so clear that I was confident enough to dive right into my final garment fabric. The fabric that I used is warm and sturdy, which is a perfect option for this pattern. I’m used to thinner/lightweight cardigans, but this was a pleasant surprise. The heavier fabric gives the cardigan a bit of structure and shows off the silhouette of the pattern. The color of the fabric works really well with my existing wardrobe, which is a huge bonus. I wore my Fuller to run errands right after I made it. I plan on making several more versions of the Fuller in a variety of fabric types. I might even try some funky prints!”
Kenna’s Fuller Cardigan
Kenna sewed up View A of the Fuller Sweater in the same tweedy ribbed sweater knit as Tanya, but she made hers in the graphite colorway. A cardi this color will go well with any outfit, so it’s easy to see why Kenna went for this lovely hue.
Kenna sewed her Fuller in a size 32 C/D and used the full bicep sleeve.
Here’s what Kenna had to say about her new Fuller:
“I LOVE Cashmerette patterns. They literally go together like butter. The Fuller was no different. The fabric I used was a heathered gray and black mid weight ribbed sweater knit with excellent drape and stretch. It’s a perfect neutral and makes a great addition to my “business casual” work wardrobe and my ultra comfy weekend wardrobe. It’s soft and stretchy and comfortable.”
Stunning! You can see more of Kenna’s sewing on Instagram at @sewcankenna.
Jennifer’s Fuller Cardigan
Jennifer made up the Fuller Cardigan in View B for a fun cropped look. She used the same bamboo/cotton fleece-back knit that Sierra used, but made hers out of the pine colorway. She styled it over a Washington Dress and we love how the sleeves of the Washington peek through.
Jennifer sewed up her Fuller in a size 22 E/F and graded out at waist and hips, since her body has undergone some changes recently. It turned out a bit big at first, but after running it through the dryer and taking in the side seams, she now has a great cardi and knows what size she’ll use next time.
Here’s what Jennifer had to say about her new Fuller:
“This fabric is a lovely mid-weight knit—it looks and feels like high-end sweatshirt fabric, with generous stretch and a warm and snuggly fleece backing. It was on the thicker side, and might have been a better fit for View A (with a faced hem) since it got a little bulky at the cuffs and hem where it’s three layers thick. Now that I see how warm and toasty it is, I wish I had sewn the full-length sleeves!”
What a lovely cardigan! You can see more of Jennifer’s sewing over on Instagram at @weboughtamanor.
A huge thanks to our makers for all the time and work they put into sewing and photographing these Fullers, and also to Linda and the rest of the Emma One Sock team for their extremely generous fabric donation! Don’t forget to head over to their store for 15% off all sweater knits and ponte in their store with code FULLER15. As a reminder, you can enter this code into the comments section when placing your order and the discount will be applied to the final invoice which is generated when the order is ready to ship. This offer is only available through Friday, February 14, 2020.
If you’re ready to start sewing your first Fuller Cardigan, then let’s get YOUR cardi party started! And stay tuned for more cardigan inspiration coming your way.