I had a hard time thinking of an interpretation of this month’s theme – Four. Being a literal person, the more abstract a prompt is, the more confused I become! It was only upon checking my “to sew” queue that I realised I already had an appropriate project lined up – this turtleneck tee with four pattern pieces.
I’ve already made this pattern in a cotton/spandex knit, and it performs just as well in a merino jersey. The only change I made was to use water-soluble stabiliser when twin needling the hems, to prevent tunnelling (I had already lengthened the body 2cm and sewed a narrower hem for more length).
As beautiful as this top is, it is unfortunately not going to stay in my wardrobe as it is just too thin (evidence above!). This was my first time sewing with merino jersey and I ordered some 180gsm and 200gsm weights to play with. The 200gsm was ideal, but the 180gsm I used in this top is just a bit too thin to keep me warm and is far too transparent for my tastes. You live and you learn, eh?
Happy birthday to The Monthly Stitch – may there be many more to come!
Read more on my blog if you’d like, Chronically Siobhan.