Jenna cardi

$12.00 USD

Jenna is a fitted, round neck, button-up cardigan with two length options (hip or waist length), three sleeve options (long, 3/4, or short), and optional shoulder yoke detailing.

The waist-length version is designed to go well over skirts and dresses, coming down over waistbands and then letting skirts flare out unimpeded.  A wide hem band harks back to cardigan and jumper styles of the 1940’s and 1950’s.

The hip-length version is great over shift dresses and trousers, and includes a hem band to help it hang well whether worn open or closed.

Variation A has plain shoulders for a classic cardigan style. Variation B gathers gently into curved front shoulder yokes for a subtle 1940’s touch.

Full length and 3/4 length sleeves are finished with cuffs, while short sleeves are finished with a simple hem. Full length straight sleeves come down past the wrist and are designed to be wide enough to sit comfortably over the lower part of your hand.

Mix-and-match length, sleeve, and shoulder options to create up to 12 different styles.


Jenna is a PDF pattern with both print-at-home and print-at-copyshop options, delivered straight away to your inbox on purchase. (Please note that the pattern file is a .zip format and will need to be opened on a laptop or desktop. Smartphones and tablets are unable to open .zip files.)


Jenna is in Muse sizing 32 - 48, which correspond to bust sizes 32" - 48". (See the sizing chart for more details.)

Suggested fabrics

Stable light-medium weight jersey/knit fabrics, such as merino wool, wool or acrylic blends, cotton knit, cotton blends, or even stretch lace. Make a cozy cardi for winter in a wool blend, or a lightweight one to throw on over summer dresses in a cotton or lace knit!



Fabric requirements

Fabric requirements are listed for two variations of each shoulder style (version and B) - one that uses the most amount of fabric that style (hip length with long sleeves) and a second for comparison. Except where otherwise stated, all fabric requirements listed are based on the largest size (size 48).

Note that due to the width of the hemband, sizes 42-28 will need fabric that is 55"/140cm wide.


Want to see what others have been making with the Jenna pattern? We've collected some on a Pinterest board over here.