Blackwood Cardigan PDF

Helens Closet


Buy the Blackwood Cardigan sewing pattern from Helen’s Closet. The Blackwood Cardigan is a cosy and versatile addition to your wardrobe. Designed with layering in mind, it has minimal excess fabric in the front and a close fit around the neck and shoulders. Its fitted shape and extra long sleeves make it perfect for wearing under jackets and vests, while also looking stylish over tank tops and dresses. View B ends at the hips, while View A extends down to the mid-thigh and includes patch pockets at hand level. The Blackwood is intended to be worn open and is not designed to close at the front.

What we think: The proof is in the pudding with this pattern. It’s been made up by so many members of the community. It’s really versatile in terms of what you can wear it with and using different weight jerseys can transform its look.

Suggested fabrics: Light to medium weight knit fabrics with at least 40% stretch widthwise and 20% stretch lengthwise. Try a cosy sweater knit or french terry for a warm layer or make it in jersey for a lightweight cover-up.

Fabric requirements: 57″ wide fabric: View A (longer view with pockets), 1.7 – 2.3 m; View B (shorter view), 1.5 – 1.9 m.

Sizing: 0 – 30. This pattern includes two size options. There is a B-cup pattern for sizes 0 – 22 and a D-cup pattern for sizes 12 – 30. Please check the size chart.

This sewing pattern is available in PDF format. The PDF pattern will be available immediately for download after purchase.

PDF pattern includes: This pattern is designed to print on A4 (8.3″ x 11.7″), letter (8.5″ x 11″), or A0 (33.1″ x 46.8″) sized paper. A comprehensive instruction booklet is included.

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Additional information


Jersey / Knits / Scuba


0, 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 22, 24, 26, 28, 30

Sewing level

Confident Beginner

Make time

All day

Pattern format


PDF Printing

35 Pages, 37 Pages

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  1. 4 out of 5 Blackwood cardigan cropped version


    I used a knitted bouclé fabric to make my version of the Blackwood cardigan and made size S. The sleeves are shorter. I also skipped the cuffs and bands.
    Although a lot of makers found the sleeves narrow the size for me is perfect.
    The bouclé fabric was easy to sew with some extra intention like basting and pinning both fabric pieces together to keep them in place.
    My cardigan has flat seams that are finished with a locker first. The sleeves are set in after closing the side and sleeves seams. More photo’s of this make can be found here:

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    5 out of 5 Blackwood Cardigan


    Loved this make. It’s versatile in your wardrobe and very straight forward to make so great for a beginner who is ready to get stuck into jersey.
    I’ve written a full review on my site if you want to see more images.

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  3. One person found this helpful

    Blackwood Cardigan


    This is a great pattern! The cardi has beautiful long lines, and the neck band lies nice and flat. The arms are quite narrow, so I would be aware of that when choosing a size. I made the medium. The cardigan is meant to be worn open, so it doesn’t have closures or wrap around you. This took some getting used to, but now I love the look!

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  4. One person found this helpful

    Blackwood Cardigan


    I made my first blackwood using a thick and very soft ponte knit! I made it in no time, the instructions were great and it fits like a glove, no alterations needed!
    For more details and photos check out my blog post:

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