I have made no secret of the fact that I love the finlayson sweater pattern, but I figured I was done for this season. Not so. My soon-to-be daughter-in-law admired one that Hub was wearing and said she wouldn’t mind having one too. Well, enough said. A repeat is good!
She wanted the front pocket, which I had not done yet and the hood was also requested. She and my son love to camp (??), and so a great comfy wrap was needed.
I had some nice fleece in my stash that I originally bought for Hub, but, well, I’m sure he won’t mind. It is actually more blue with a faint purply tinge, but the pictures look more mauve. A few months ago, I had made walk the plank pj bottoms for son and I had a bit of fabric left from that. It turns out it was perfect for the inner lining of the hood against this fabric. They will coordinate nicely if they ever wear them at the same time. (OMG! I just thought – I should make another set in reverse for him, too. I will get eye rolls so I won’t -unless asked of course!.)
I love the construction details available in this pattern to up the repeat game if desired. So far, I had stayed with the basics, but decided to try out some of the nice finished effect. I used a twill tape to line the inside pocket of the front pouch. Also, I used the same twill to reinforce the shoulder and back. Finally, I did the inside decorative lining at the back of the neck. When I sewing it in, it created a nice little semi-circle line of stitching across the back. Very nice.
FFS, Hub has just spied this version and wants another, lighter one to wear in the summer – maybe for the cooler evenings or something. LOL, here we go again.
(I’m just building this up a bit, but it is actually a very easy quick sew. Sshhhh. don’t tell).