KCWC Day 4: Battle of the Sexes

Oh gosh I loved this day.  I think these two are my favorite Greenpoint Cardigans so far.  I’m not a super girly girl, but I can’t get enough of those floral appliques and pink trim.  I would say it’s my favorite, but then there’s that navy and gray and the anchor and the elbow patches…let’s call it a tie.

Things I did differently:  I added some trim in the sleeve seams.  It has the look of piping but it’s pipe-less.  The girl one is made from sweatshirt fleece and it sewed up like a dream.  This pattern really does well with stable knits.  Which leads me to the boy one, which is made entirely from rib knit (which I say not to do in the pattern, but I did anyway) and it was not as fun to sew.  Still easy, but it was nearly impossible to keep the seams from curling. 

I also added some fun to the back of the girl one, and some elbow patches for the boy.

Speaking of that boy, a big shout out to my neighbor’s son who was such a good sport to model for me (and hello – gorgeous!).  True story: I asked if he could wear jeans, and it turned out he didn’t own any.  I love this climate.  I am so screwed when we get back to Virginia.  At least I’ll get to go on major shopping sprees for my kids, who also own zero or one pair of jeans (with holes in the knees).
Love these kiddos.


  1. says

    oh i love these! the floral applique really sets it over the edge, what a great idea. and the elbow patches on the other (i love elbow patches!)… both are great!

  2. says

    Those are so cute! I love the faux-piping. Have you tried using starch to help stabilize the edges of the knit? It works really well on jersey, but I haven’t tried it on rib-knit.

  3. says

    nope, i can’t pick a favorite. i keep going back and forth. both are fantastic and you’re so right – that little guy is SO HANDSOME!! so funny that he doesn’t own any jeans, too!

  4. says

    Love the lil trim between the sleeves/body! Gives them a bit of a preppy look. I think I’m partial to the “boy” version. So cute! Love that that kid doesn’t own jeans too! I’m going to try finish my cardigan up tonight, but I’m having second thoughts about my fabric choices . . .


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