Men’s Finlayson Sweater: Part 2

I’m back again, for the second edition of the Thread Theory Finlayson Sweater!  True to the name, this time I used a hacci sweater knit (last time I used a french terry).

Brian picked out this sweater knit fabric from my stash, which I previously used for a few Cocoon Cardigans.  I bought too much, so this was a perfect use for it!  I love it when I have a fabric which can be used for either me or Brian.

It worked out well, plus he likes it because its super soft.  It has a decent drape and at first I wasn’t sure if it would be “manly” enough because of this, but I actually really like it how it turned out.  I used a french terry for the collar though, because I think that the hacci would just be too floppy.  I know I could have used interfacing, but I didn’t have enough on hand so decided to go with another fabric.  Turns out I think the contrast is a nice touch. 🙂

But…I SWEAR I cut the front of the neckline exactly mirrored, yet somehow the plaid print ended up a little off center.  Please say you didn’t notice until I pointed it out.  Lie if you have to.

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Anyway, overall I’m pretty pleased with this piece and certainly pleased with the pattern.  For more details on the construction, check out my first post.  I know I’ll make more, I really want to make him one with more of a bulky sweater knit and a little bone and leather loop button on the collar.  You know what I mean?  We’ll see if I get around to it before it starts getting warm.  Ha!  Who am I kidding…it’ll be cold until May if Chicago weather keeps it course.

Plus side: I’ll have plenty of time to sew more. 🙂

Elisabeth

5 thoughts on “Men’s Finlayson Sweater: Part 2

  1. thenaughtybun says:

    Looks great. And *lies* no, I didn’t notice a thing. 🙄 But you know, most rtw is off like this one. If you are too upset about it, make another one or give this a new, slightly wider collar. Most people won’t notice though.

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  2. Katy M. says:

    I totally didn’t notice. I’m sure if I’d made it, it would be screaming at me…and everyone would tell me I’m crazy. So I’m here to tell you that you’re crazy. 😉 It looks great!

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