The Enid Sweater - New Pattern Release!

Tuesday, December 2, 2014
I've been working on this pattern for months and months and I'm so happy to be able to finally put it out into the world -

I'd had the idea for a while now, ever since I took part in my first Me Made May in 2013 where I'd get lots of questions about where all of my cropped cardigans and sweaters came from. Since they're pretty much all vintage items, I'm afraid I was rather unhelpful. So, it occurred to me that there may be a few people out there, who are handy with a sewing machine and who might just appreciate a quick make, reminiscent of those cute vintage sweaters.

Enid has been designed with those in mind who might want fitted vintage sweaters, but can't find them and have neither the time nor the inclination to knit one. 

Enid is practical and warm, designed to be made with soft, snuggly zero-stretch sweatshirt fabric. The cropped length means that you can wear it with all of your high-waisted dresses, skirts and pants. The two different necklines, an angled square or a lightly rounded V-neck, make it easy to switch it up depending on your mood.

Due to the bias cut bodice, Enid is a flattering sweater that hugs you in all the right places and has you covered, whether you're out walking the dog or about to head inside to read by the fire.

And in other news... I've added bigger sizes! I've been meaning to add bigger sizes to my patterns for a while now and decided that Enid was the perfect opportunity to do just that. So, I've added 2 new sizes to the upper end of the range and now cover sizes from an NZ6 to 24. I will also be going through my back catalogue to add those sizes to my older patterns soon.

Since Enid is a fitted sweater, if you prefer a looser fit, more appropriate for layering, I'd suggest going up a size.

I will be providing tutorials in the New Year for adding more room for fuller busts as well as a guide for attaching the neckline bindings, which are the trickier steps to making up Enid.

Other than that, Enid is a quick make, just in time for the cold weather blast (in both the Northern Hemisphere AND the Southern one. I swear summer has decided to go on holiday down here...).

Enid is now available in instant, downloadable pdf form, in my easy to print, use and put-together format (no more rearranging your living room!). 

I hope you enjoy :)

15 comments on "The Enid Sweater - New Pattern Release!"
  1. This is so adorable, I need it in my closet for sure! In the new year I hope you'll consider posting about fabric sourcing for Enid when you do your tutorials? I know you're in NZ but I've found it pretty difficult trying to hunt down sweatshirt fabric online, other than plain solids. :)

    1. Thanks Tasha :) I will totally do a little fabric post for you! It can be hard to find nice sweatshirt knits, but it's totally possible!

  2. Cute! I love the square neckline!

  3. This is super cute! You made it up in some lovely fabrics too!

  4. I really really love this cropped sweater, exactly what I have been looking for and need in my closet, so thank you very much for coming up with this, gonna buy it asap and hopefully manage to make it up as soon as possible, although I have a huge backlog of sewing to do, but warm sweaters are always on the list, especially at the moment ;-)

    1. Awww, yay! I'm so glad you like it :) It's always a nerve wracking thing to release a pattern and I'm glad you can see it fitting into your current wardrobe.

  5. Love this! While I do love to knit a sweater, it takes so long. Am adding this one to my wishlist for some wintertime sewing!

  6. Oh this is lovely: the square neck is the cutest. And I love the idea of bias cut sweatshirt fabric! I'm delighted you are offering bigger sizes now too. One question: will you offer the extra sizes to existing customers? I just bought the afternoon blouse and was going to try and grade it up a bit, but I would do anything to not have to!

  7. OH! I love it!!!! I am so going to make it as soon as I have the savings to buy the pattern and material!

    the Middle Sister and Singer

  8. What a great idea of a pattern! Love it!

  9. This is adorable - I love the cropped length! The square neckline is really unique. Perfect timing for a sweater release pattern :)


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