A Color Blocked Colleen Cardigan, by Made for Mermaids

Feb 14, 2021

Sometimes a new pattern comes along that is deserving of TWO back-to-back blog posts.  The new Made for Mermaids Colleen Cardigan is one of those patterns!  It doesn’t hurt that I’m super smitten over the two that I made for myself — and that this pattern comes together suuuuper quickly to the point that you can make a ton and it doesn’t feel like it was any work at all!

This second version that I made is the colorblocked option.  Holy freaking crap I love it so much.  I’m such a big fan of mixing patterns and blocking clothing anyway — so whenever a pattern is created with the intent of doing just that…I’m ALL IN, y’all.

ALL. IN.

Just to go over semi-quickly the options I chose for this particular Colleen, here’s the rundown:

  • Long sleeved (even though some dork had the sleeves pushed up in most of the pictures………)
  • Color Blocked
  • Regular collar neckband

If you were wondering, yes there is still fuzz all over me from the blanket refashion Colleen Cardigan I shared earlier this week.  I told you that it made a mess all over my house and clothing!  Haha.  No matter what I tried, I couldn’t de-fuzz myself for photos so I just went with it.  A girl can only try so hard, am I right?

Anyway, I was really excited to pair this new Colleen Cardigan with one of my favorite tank tops.  I made this “I Love You Sew” top a year or two ago and I feel like it doesn’t get enough wear time.  Poor thing, it just hangs in my closet, begging to be worn.  And during the winter, I clearly don’t have enough layering pieces available to allow it to shine year round.  But guess what?  Now I have literally the perfect cardigan to put overtop of it!  The tank is also made from an M4M pattern.  It’s actually one of my most loved patterns ever: the Mya.  The Mya pattern actually happens to be designed by the same person who gave us the Colleen!  And coincidentally, it happened to be the first pattern I ever tested for Megan T….way before I knew her, and now I can safely call her one of my BFFs.  Kinda funny how the world works, isn’t it?

Which was your favorite version of my Colleen Cardigans so far?  More into the classic sweater style, or does a little pattern mixing float your boat a little more?


Patterns: Colleen Cardigan by Made for Mermaids

Fabric: ??? These have been in my stash for a while now.

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