I took a day off to think about the neck line for the lime green sweater, but I’m afraid I took the conservative way out – nothing avante garde – and opted for a simple polo (turtle) neck. As the pattern I was working from was for a shirt with a collar I had to draft my own design. I measured my head circumference (22″, is that big?) and widened the neck edge to match. I made a tube (22″ long) from the remaining rib fabric, added a centre back seam, folded the fabric over to hide the raw seam edges and attached to the neck edge. I top-stitched the seam allowance to give extra stability and reduce fraying.
The polo neck can be styled in a relaxed fashioned by just letting it fold as it wants and I still have enough ribbed fabric left to make a matching scarf. Now all I’m waiting on is my Clover Pants pattern from America and I can get to work on the trousers (pants) that will match the grey marl in this green. I made the sweater large and baggy like this because the Clover pants are skinny and tight – I need to hide the hips!
The sweater is plenty big too for when it gets really cold I can wear another sweater underneath for extra warmth and this one will act as a poncho or cape.
Thanks for reading. Ruth