Happy Monday peops! If you fancy a really quick make to stave off the Monday blues then look no further! You could easily knock one of these up in a couple of hours. No pattern required. Just a few measurements, 1.5m of knit and you’re good to go….
This is one of two Hacci knits kindly sent to me by Girl Charlee. You can see what I did with the other one here. Of the two, this was the easier to work with. Both my serger and standard machine handled this well with fine jersey needles. You’ll likely need to employ the differential feed on your serger due to the fabric’s urge to stretch under the pressure foot. So recommend swatching to perfect your settings before you get going 😉
Create a 4″ wide strip long enough to go all the way around your cardi opening. Mine was cut in 2 pieces and joined. Fold in half RS together, serge the ends closed. Turn through RS out then align the raw edges and pin together to keep them aligned. Press.
Before you sew, press the hem under 5/8″ on the WS. Then flip it over to enclose the end of your band like so. (This is the same technique as I used on my Kimono for The Refashioners if you want more detail). Serge all the way around the the band, secure threads. Turn the seam to the inside and push the corners through. Hem.
All done!! The nature of hacci knit (it’s very lightweight) will make this a perfect cover up for warmer days too and it’s a great way to layer without adding too much bulk 🙂 I fancy trying this in some french terry too for a warmer version!
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Here’s a gratuitous close up of my trimmings aka #sergerspew #sergerporn , lol! (It will give you a good idea of the texture so does actually serve a purpose. Plus it’s so puuuuurty! Happy Monday people!