Recently we got to help test a new Coffee + Thread pattern, the Geneva Cardigan. You might know already about how much we love Coffee + Thread patterns, due to the sheer numbers of them we’ve sewn! And the Geneva Cardigan is no exception.
The Geneva Cardigan is a knit cardigan suitable for boys or girls. It is the perfect topper to any outfit. There are 4 collar and 2 sleeve options. It can be made in sizes 12 months to 14 years. We made a straight size 8, which is one reason we love Coffee + Thread patterns; they fit Annie’s tall and thin frame with almost no modifications!
As with all Coffee + Thread patterns, the Geneva Cardigan is very well drafted, and everything lines up right where it should. We made the Peter Pan collar, in an organic white cotton fabric and it’s the perfect staple Annie needed in her wardrobe for chilly spring mornings. The collar is finished with bias tape very beautifully in the inside.
The Geneva Cardigan has a cool pocket detail too. It’s hard to see on this all white cardigan, but the pocket opening is curved, and if you use a contrast lining, it peeps out that curved opening. One example of the perfect drafting of Coffee + Thread patterns is that the bottom of the pocked is caught into the hem, thus making the pockets always stay in place.
The next version of the Geneva Cardigan we plan to make for Annie is the frilled collar and sleeve one. In a stretch lace, it would be so classy!
And we’re so delighted this pattern will work for boys too. We can see the younger boys in the neck band version made from an argyle fabric. Or a chunky cable knit!
In these photos, Annie has layered the Geneva Cardigan over her Quinn top and skirt, blogged here.
We’re giving away one PDF copy of the Geneva Cardigan to one of our readers. To enter, just leave a comment below about your favorite layering piece.