The Bowline Sweater from Papercut Patterns* is a work of art. Here you have a dart going into a pleat with another pleat coming out of it … I don’t how she did it! Katie has outdone herself.
I made my version from this delish, charcoal merino sweatshirting, picked up from The Fabric Store last year. It has all the benefits of merino, but in the thick weave of sweatshirt fabric and it’s so soft!
The Bowline Sweater came together surprisingly fast; I whipped it up in just a few hours (after I had performed the jigsaw miracle of cutting it from a mere 1 metre of fabric. It IS possible, people!)
This design is really well suited to a knit fabric that has good structure and stretch, like a ponte, but structure isn’t essential. This merino is pretty soft and the effect is a little more draping, which is fine by me. You do need stretch though. Don’t compromise on that.
A great pattern, well suited to intermediate sewists and up.
I love this alternative to a hoodie or jersey. It’s fancy yet comfy and I’m a total sucker for anything with structure.
Bring on autumn!
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