I look at patterns and instantly decide whether or not they have staying power. If it's a classic, if it's a garment that's going to be cyclical or if it's a trend that probably won't come back around for another decade or so.
And that's the reason why I still have this cardi wrap pattern: Vogue 8138 (long out-of-print), that I made in 2008.
I had run across this tribal print heavy weight, almost sweater-ish knit fabric in Hancock. It was a 2.25 yard remnant. I knew immediately that I wanted to make a cardi wrap or some kind of cocoon cardi. I had previously made a couple and I searched for this one to find the pattern number so that I could pull it from the cabinet.
This pattern went from the envelope to final press in less than an hour. It's a great quickie!
The temperature recently dropped here and we're in the midst of sweater weather and this is something that'll I'll be reaching for often. And I see cardi wraps on everyone here.
A cardi wrap, knit top, jeans and boots is practically the uniform here during this season. And it'll be mine too!