here and read about the sewing process here.
My Turtle Beach Sweater is cut and sewn from a reverse jersey with tucks, bamboo and wool. You can see a close up of the fabric's public side here. The inside and hem are pictured below.
I'd been drafting the sewing patterns for my sweaters myself, but I wanted to see how my fabrics would work with a commercial pattern. I chose the popular Renfrew Top. The suggested fabric is "stable knits". I decided to use the same fabric I used for the Moonstone -- not really a stable knit, but it worked anyway. I used the fabric this time in a traditional way with the ribs running vertically, and I used a plain jersey for the bands.
I call the fabric Clementina, because the embossed rib reminds me of a citrus fruit, and in this color, a clementine orange or tangerine. A previous post on this blog discussed embossed ribs in further detail.
After years of only making fully fashioned sweaters, I must admit that I'm enjoying the cut and sew process. I'm fascinated with learning different ways of finishing edges and of making the insides neat. If you're cut-and-sew-curious, you're always welcome to stop on by!