Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Textured Knit Sweater Simplicity 8738

While the rest of the country is freezing, I'm sorry (not sorry) to say that sweater weather in my neck of the woods is nearly over. I got this one done in time to get a few wears though before I pack it away until our next cold season. 

I used Simplicity 8738 to make this very simple, over sized pullover sweater. The fabric is a gem I came upon at Joann Fabrics. I really should get better about taking pictures of the end of bolts but I don't. I'm not sure about the content but it isn't itchy. I'm assuming it's nearly all acrylic. I really liked the diamond shaped texture. And who doesn't love gray? It goes with everything!

As for construction, I sewed it up quickly on the serger in less than an hour. I sewed the hems down with my newish Janome CoverPro! Woo-woo! I sewed the size recommended by my measurements. I knew I wanted to wear this to the office so I shortened the sleeve length and left off the thumb holes. I also ended up taking a few inches off the length of the sweater itself. 

This was a very easy, instantly gratifying project. It is comfortable yet stylish. I received several compliments the first time I wore it!


No comments:

Post a Comment