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Sweater Knit Cardigan – McCall’s 6996

Hello everyone!  Simplicity!  Not the pattern company!  I’m speaking of simplicity in life.  Just uttering the phrase, “simple life,” gives me peaceful thoughts of being relaxed, well rested, and stress free.  In today’s fast paced world, I wonder if we are moving so fast that we don’t have time to fully enjoy life.  It seems that with each passing year it’s all about “more.”  We’re working more, buying more, traveling more, eating more, and fighting more.  At the same time we’re sleeping less, reading less, exercising less, praying less, and spending less time with family.  What’s the solution for a simple life?  I have an idea!  Maybe we should just exchange the “more” mentality for one of simplicity.  Sounds good to me.  Could it be that simple?  Something to ponder.


What do you get when you take a simple cardigan and combine it with a simple pair of skinny jeans, turtle neck, boots, and a newsboy cap?  You get an awesome look.  I believe every woman MUST have at least one cardigan in her closet.  It should be a staple.  Now in my case, I want about ten of them, in different colors and styles  They work so well with just about any other garment.  They’re lightweight, stylish, and serve their intended purpose really well.  Of course you don’t have to use a sweater knit, because when you’re sewing for yourself the choice is yours.  The possibilities are endless with so many fabric choices.  Would you like to learn to make your own cardigans?  It cost me under $20 to make this one.  Join me in the FREE Sewing Course for Beginners, coming Spring of 2016, here on the Blog.


  • Pattern – McCall’s 6996 
  • Fabric – JoAnn’s Fabric (old purchase) – Use any lightweight stretch fabric
  • Lining – Jet Set Knit (The pattern does not require a lining, but my fabric was very thin)
  • Hat & Jeans – Purchased @ Kohl’s


Leave a comment below and tell me:  Do you own a cardigan?”  How do you style your cardigans?  I look forward to hearing from you.

Thanks for stopping by!

Remember:  “When you live in your Design, it is from there that you Shine.”


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Anita Morris

Anita is the Author of STEP Into It, Overcoming Trials That Lead To Purpose. She is also an Online Sewing Instructor for beginner sewists. She is passionate about helping women to step into their purpose by walking in the calling on their lives. She hosts a popular YouTube channel where she helps women to become confident in their sewing skills.

This Post Has 8 Comments

  1. Sharon

    Anita, thanks for sharing that lovely Cardigan and the food for thought

  2. Nahrin

    You just keep outdoing yourself my friend. That’s a beautiful look and as always I just love all the pictures/poses/locations, etc. This is one of my favorite outfits mainly because it is so simple yet it still looks great. I love it!

  3. Que

    Beautiful Nita!

  4. Monica

    Beautiful as always. Thanks for another great post.

    1. Anita Morris

      Thank you Monica, and you’re welcome!

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