Friday, October 5, 2018

Finlayson Sweater

Thread Theory
Finlayson Sweater
Size S

 The Finlayson is a men's sweater that is available in 2 variations--shawl collar or hoodie, ranging in sizes from XS to XXL.  I asked my son which version he would prefer and it was no surprise to me that he chose the hoodie.  I have been making him hoodies for years.   I was able to find two sweater fabrics from that I felt would be a great look for my son.

The hood is lined.

When sewing the shoulder seams, I attached a 5/8" strip of black interfacing to the backside fabric.

The sweater features a unique squared neckline.  I also attached a small piece of interfacing here so my fabric would not stretch out while handling or sewing.

And if you choose, there is also a kangaroo pocket pattern piece.  If my son's hands were not in his pockets, it would be difficult to see!

This is my first Thread Theory pattern (PDF) and I am very pleased.  

Fabrics used:
Hacci Sweater Knit Aztec Black/Brown $6.98 a yard
Runway Threads Sweater Knit two Tone Black $7.98 a yard

I am very close to finishing my son's American Ship's Quilt!  This week I have been embroidering the large center ship piece.  Next task will be to trace the ropes, which will surround the center piece.  I cannot believe I am about to start sewing the ships together.  I started this project nearly 9 years ago when he was 8 years old! I have a few of the ships on my "American Ships Quilt" page located at the top of my blog.

Thanks for stopping by ~ Shirley