As I was planning my handmade summer wardrobe I happened to set my mustard striped knit fabric down next to my pepper-colored laguna knit fabric and I knew immediately it was true love. These two belong together in the land of ‘Hell Yes, we are Cozy’! So, I decided to make a Julia Cardigan in pepper knit to pair with my softest ever Union St. Tee in mustard and cream. I have essentially sewn my own hug that is also dinner. Is there anything better?
The Julia Cardigan is always a winner for me. It requires a lot of fabric but it’s easy to sew and so, so comfortable. I made this one with 3/4 length sleeves and doubled up fabric along the outside rim. I wear my Julia’s all the time because it’s just so easy to toss on. I love, love, love this pepper color, it goes with literally everything. The whole line of laguna knits are dreamy, they have the perfect amount of stretch and softness. They are made with 5% spandex and 95% cotton so it’s a breathable, soft, pliable knit fabric. I got mine at Rock Paper Scissors, my (pretty-much-local) QS and I honestly bought 4 yards before I had any idea what I was going to make with it. That’s how much I love this stuff.
Adding a second Julia to my closet means knocking out another wardrobe essential. I’m hoping I can wear this snuggly thing sitting next to a campfire soon.