Friday, February 6, 2015

Finlayson #2, Completed

This sweater's ready to take on a Maine winter..... And quite stylishly IMO. Kudos to Thread Theory for this design. I can't think of any guy who wouldn't love this sweater.

 

 

 

I made a few little changes this time around. I added a horn toggle and loop closure which adds a bit of extra interest to the collar. (Toggle from C & C Button). I also eliminated the cuffs and the waistband, primarily due to the bulk of the materials chosen.

 

 

 

Just to recap, the sweater knit is wool / mohair from Metro Textiles in NYC. Thank you, Mr. Kashi! I came so close to completely overlooking it. It's underlined with a wool jersey knit from NY Elegant Fabrics. This is, without a doubt, the most luxurious sweater I've ever worn. I'm wearing it with a tartan tuxedo shirt that I made several years ago. It's like they were made for each other. It's also a good reminder that I need to make more red clothes.

 

 

 

This is the end of winter sewing for me. Like many of you, I'm thinking spring.

 

My next project promises to be lots of fun, and involves absolutely NO olive green! What it does involve is an amazing gift from one of my readers. You won't believe!

 

Happy sewing to all!

 

17 comments:

  1. Beautiful sweater and the shirt really compliments it.

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  2. This is so gorgeous! Beautifully done. Love the toggle addition! And the whole look is just beyond dapper!

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  3. Gorgeous sweater!! Love it with the shirt. Could not be more perfect!!

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  4. Gorgeous, absolutely gorgeous. I love the color - congratulations on another stunning garment.

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  5. What a great looking sweater. Excellent job!

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  6. Beautiful! Your rendition of this sweater should be on the Thread Theory web page.

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  7. You look like a model! Fantastic job as always. I especially like the toggle.

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  8. Even in the snow, it looks as if your sweater is doing its job well. Beautiful job.

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  9. Love the new sweater and the toggle to accent it! And I agree, you need to sew more reds, although you're rocking the olives and earth tones too. Do you even have spring in Maine? hehehe

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  10. Underlining the sweater knit was a great idea! So warm. And leaving off the cuffs and hem band looks clean and simple. Very nice job!

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  11. Impressive sweater, it looks so warm and stylish. The toggle accent takes it up a notch and I like the no cuffs or hem band, much cleaner lines.

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  12. Gorgeous sweater! I love the plaid shirt with it.

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  13. Wonderful sweater. Love the plaid peeking out. Your styling and hot looks belong in any number of catalogs. i.e. Bass Pro, LL Bean etc. Your a hot brand!

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  14. Wow it looks amazing! Totally looks like it's straight out of a catalog. I adore Kashi and his fabric too. If I'm in NYC on a weekday, he's my first stop.

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  15. Fabulous sweater! I have been working with a wool/mohair blend recently and it certainly is yummy (although the bulk can be a pain in some spots!).

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  16. The toggle is a great idea! I love this pattern, I think I will go looking for a beautiful wool like this. Great job!

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