Sophie is a cute, sporty cardigan, perfect for wearing with skirts, dresses or trousers. A fitted style, which curves gently in at the waist and flares out again over your hips. Raglan sleeves add a casual touch and also give great opportunities for mixing fabric. The cardigan sits at the high hip, making Sophie work just as well with trousers as with dresses.
Sophie has three different neckline options - a classic round neck, a v neck, and a collar to give a touch of 1940's landgirl styling. There are two pocket options to play with as well - you can add patch pockets or side seam pockets with semi-circular openings. Plus, for the v neck and collar variations, you can choose between zip-up or button-up fronts. Lots of options for mixing and matching to make Sophie in your own style!
The long sleeves have a classic narrow fit, and end with a cuff at the wrist for a neat and easy finish. The button bands are interfaced to provide stability and make it easy to sew button holes. Zip front versions have a narrow front facing on the inside, giving a clean and tidy finish whether the cardi is worn open or done up.
Sophie 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.)
The Sophie print-at-home pattern comes with a layers feature, making it easy for you to print the size (or sizes) you want. (You can find a tutorial on how to use the layers feature here.)
Sophie is in Muse sizing 30 - 48 B-cup, which correspond to bust sizes 30" - 48". (See the sizing chart for more details.)
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 in spring or summer in a cotton or lace knit! For the zip front variation, use a medium weight fabric to ensure the zip has enough support. For the round neck variation, choose a softer fabric with good drape so the wide neck band sits close to your body.
The fit of the Sophie pattern will change depending on the fabric you use. A more stable knit will give a closer fit. A looser knit will give a looser fit. Chose your fabric based on the fit you'd like to have.
Fabric requirements are listed for each front opening variation, and with the circular pocket option. 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 42-48 will need fabric that is 55"/140cm wide.
Lightweight fusible interfacing (all styles) - 55cm x 30cm / 22” x 12“
Zip up v neck - 35cm / 14” open ended zipper
Zip up collar - 45cm / 18” open ended zipper
Button up v neck - 5 buttons
Button up collar - 6 buttons
Button up round neck - 6 buttons
The button band is 3cm / 1.1” wide. Buttons of a 13mm-18mm / 1/2” - 3/4” width will look best.
Want to see what others have been making with the Sophie pattern? We've collected some on a Pinterest board over here.