I made this sweater for Morgan way back in the spring, but didn’t manage to get photos of them in it until now, given the summer weather! I used the Thread Theory Finlayson sweater, which comes with a polished shawl collar version that offers a nice, cozy alternative to a standard crew neck.
As I usually do for Morgan, I graded between sizes S-L from the shoulders to the hips so it will fit through their torso. The sleeves are a touch long, but they like the way the cuffs tuck over their hands.
My favorite addition to this sweater is the welt kangaroo pocket I added in front! I followed instructions for making welt pockets from my Reader’s Digest Complete Guide to Sewing (a must-have sewing book!), but angled them and the inner pieces. Since I was winging it and adjusting along the way, I didn’t take any photos, but if I make another I’ll do a tutorial!
The insides are made as two separate pockets, which I then stitched together around the center (the “bottom” of each pocket) and on the long edges to make a kangaroo pocket. Because of the way welt pockets are constructed, you can’t do a single long pocket with two openings with continuous pieces of fabric. I also picked a fun floral to add a hint of flair to the insides.
I used a bamboo brushed sweatshirt fleece from Imagine Gnats, which is soft and cozy. I’d love to make more, for Morgan and for me! Perhaps I’ll seek out some cozy French terry? Maybe some stripes?