Well here it is- my first contribution to the Sew My Style Project- the toaster sweater no.1. Now I know that officially I was supposed to make version 2 (and I’m sure I will at some point), but work and college have been a little crazy this month, and I wanted yo be able to whip this up on the overlocker as fast as possible!
Fabric-wise, both of these come from Fabric Godmother. The patterned sleeve fabric was a remnant that I thought should be big enough for some colour-blocking. They do have cut lengths back in stock now too. The body, neck band and cuffs are this Ponte also from Fabric Godmother.
In terms of the pattern, I wanted to keep things a simple as possible. I wasn’t really sure about the high neck band and also didn’t plan my cutting out all that well so it ended up a little shorter. I really like it though! When up, the neck is super cosy, and I can also roll it down and wear it with a shirt.
The fabrics were both lovely to work with. The trickiest part was working out how to best use my 40cm remnant of the patterned jersey. To make the most use of it I had to have the stretch running the wrong way on the sleeve, but it doesn’t seem to have affected the pattern much. The sleeves are loose enough to be comfy and the stretch is the right way around on the cuffs anyway!
This was such a quick make. Maybe 2 hours including cutting out. I would love to make an even snugglier version with something a bit thicker. I think next time I will lengthen the body about 2 inches too. It’s not too short, just a little shorter than I usually would choose and I keep trying to pull it down. Had lots of compliments when I wore it out today though. I might also try switching the high neck for a neck band and having it more like a crew neck sweater.
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