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Finlaysons are Fantastic!

This latest version takes the number of Thread Theory Finlayson sweaters that I’ve made so far to four.  Finlaysons are fantastic!  The first one is here.  The second one is here.  The third one was for my dad – it was never blogged and I only have one snap of that to show you.

Finlayson sweater size S in knit from Darn Cheap Fabrics

Dad’s was made in size Small, with shortened sleeves, in a knit from Darn Cheap Fabrics. The fourth one was made last week for my husband.

Thread Theory Finlayson Sweater in fabric from Rathdowne Fabrics

This one is the Medium. As with the last couple I made him, I think that the sleeves are too long, but he disagrees so I have been forbidden to remove any length. The fabric is a proper rugby knit form Rathdowne Fabrics. The first two I made have been on high rotation and haven’t washed very well. I have higher hopes for this one.

Thread Theory Finlayson Sweater in fabric from Rathdowne Fabrics

Those bold stripes did require some thought in regards to placement and stripe matching. I’m quite pleased with the result. I used knit fusible interfacing in the collar, which has given it lovely shape and structure. I’m rather pleased with my efforts!

Thread Theory Finlayson Sweater in fabric from Rathdowne Fabrics

Most construction was on the overlocker. I used plenty of pins to help keep the stripes aligned. Didn’t feel the inclination to baste. They are mostly spot on. I only used the sewing machine for the collar (although I still overlocked the edges once the collar was attached).

Thread Theory Finlayson Sweater in fabric from Rathdowne Fabrics

And guess what? There is another one cut out, although this time in a jumper knit that is going to be much more challenging to sew. I think that I’ve been avoiding it….

Thread Theory Finlayson Sweater in fabric from Rathdowne Fabrics

(and how many people get why I loved writing that blog post title so much?)

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8 thoughts on “Finlaysons are Fantastic!

  1. You’re a Findlayson? This looks like a great pattern and so impressed with your sewing productivity lately. Have you considered entering the stash contest on PR, starts 1 June 🙂

  2. Great man pattern! You never know what to make them. This is a great idea. As mentioned above, you have been so spoductive lately. How do you do it?

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