Recently I was given the opportunity to make and review a pattern for Jennifer Lauren Handmade.

The pattern is the Juniper Cardigan, and I love it! If you know me, then you will know that I have many cardis in my closet. Cardigans are essential for someone like me that gets cold even in the Texas summers so I was very excited when I was chosen to test this pattern.

There are a couple of options to choose from, but I chose to make the shorty version just because it’s different than what I normally wear.  I usually opt for the standard longer length, but thought I would try something new. After trying the shorty, I found out that I don’t much care for the short version on myself.  I have a large bust and broad shoulders and this version accentuated these features too much.  Regardless, I will definitely make this again in the longer version with some minor adjustments that I will mention below. The piece itself is really cute, and I definitely will be wearing it with the right outfit. For the test piece I used the Foklorico Gotas de Amor fabric from Alexander Henry with a solid hot pink as an accent color.

A couple of notes about the pattern in general are that the arms were too large for me,  so next time I make this,  I’ll scale down the arms a couple of sizes. The instructions were super easy to understand and I had no issues with construction.  Personally I think someone that has already sewn with knit material and made something from a commercial pattern could do this without any problems. I really loved this one and can’t wait to make more with my adjustments.  Easy to read instructions,  easy to print and put together.

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