Temperatures are starting to drop around which means time to start wearing some long sleeves (and layers). I recently completed the Swoon Scarf Neck Cardigan. It is a free pattern and is perfect for fall.
The pattern calls for light-weight knits and features princess seams in the front with a drapey-scarf neck and asymmetrical bottom hem (longer on the sides than the back). There are no buttons or closures, it is an open-front cardigan.
It was incredibly easy to sew and I love how the scarf-neck looks. The directions are a bit confusing, but the pattern is well marked, so it is easy enough to figure out.
I used a poly-cotton, jersey, stripped, gradiated knit. I did a pretty crappy job matching stripes/colors. Mostly because I didn't have very much fabric and I misunderstood the joining of the scarf-neck to the body. I figured it out when I sewed it together, but, unfortunately, the stripes are nowhere near perfect. If the scarf isn't pulled out it looks ok.
The stripes on the side-to-back match. (If you ignore the sleeves)
I think I'll be making a couple more of these, probably in solids because matching stripes is a pain.