Hugo's turn again!
Some comfy casual gear.
The Newcastle cardigan by Thread Theory.
A very groovy soft jacket.
Certainly not your Nana's cardy.
The pattern suggests using self fabric for the collar but as I had the perfect match for the knit, I used ribbing.
I actually really like the finish it gives/
I chose to interface the under collar only.
The instructions suggest 'stitch in the ditching' on the shoulders but I also stitched the back facing in place.
Rather then press my seams open I finished them together and topstitched in place.
I didn't sew the front facing down, the buttons and button holes keep that in place.
The pattern takes you through a nifty cuff finish, I sewed mine as I would a basic jumper as I really thought I would have to shorten the sleeves, I figured I would be cutting them off.
I was wrong!
He likes it just the way it is!
He is not %100 sure about the colour but I wanted to use something I had, just in case he didn't fancy it.
I also had the perfect enamelled MOP buttons, again from my sweet friend Claire.
A neat fit, not tight but not sloppy.
He reckons grey or chocolate brown next time.
What do you think?