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CARMANAH SWEATER • Pattern

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By THREAD THEORY, Carmanah Sweater is a paper sewing pattern.

Garment Details: A true classic in the casual activewear wardrobe, this zippered sweater features style details that elevate it from pure utilitarian comfort to both stylish and practical. The large shoulder yoke on front and back is the perfect canvas for a contrast texture or colour. Choose from a partial or full zipper and a collar or lined three piece hood for a wide range of mix-and-match styling possibilities. Add or leave off the roomy kangaroo pockets.

Instructions include high-end construction suggestions such as an attractive twill tape neckline seam finish and a lined hood. Details on how to successfully apply a zipper to stretchy knit fabric without ripples are also included.

This pattern is a hard-wearing design with a classic fit.  Create a hand-made wardrobe of these deSweatsigns so as to always be comfortably and stylishly ready for the next adventure!

Sizing: This is a multi-size pattern, including Canadian sizes XS-4XL. Sizing, finished garment measurements and fabric requirements can be found here

Fabric Suggestions: Sweatshirt knits - such as hacci knits or French Terry, sweatshirt/jogging fleece (smooth on the face, brushed on the reverse), mircro fleece, polar fleece, boiled wool or boiled wool blends and medium-weight knit fabrics. Minimum 10% stretch is recommended for a comfortable range of arm movement. Knits with a large amount of stretch and ribbed knits can make this project a more challenging sew. Optional ribbing: The cuffs and hem band can be sewn with the main material or a coordinating 1 x 1 ribbing. It may be necessary to choose a thinner ribbing to reduce bulk if the main material is quite thick. Cuffs are included in the fabric requirement chart found in the link above. If opting for a contrast ribbing, purchase the same amount of main fabric and 0.4m/0.4yards of 24" (63.5cm) or wider ribbing.

Trims required: Matching thread, medium weight knit fusible interfacing: 0.1m/0.1yard, optional twill tape (for seam finishing and hood drawstring)5/8"(1.5cm), grommets (optional in place of buttonholes on the hooded version) 3/8"(9mm)-1/2" (15mm) to suit bulk of drawstring.

 Skill Level: Suitable for an advanced beginner skill level.

Seam allowances are included in the pattern. 

The paper pattern comes in a sturdy chip-board folder with a string closure for maximum re-usability. The instruction booklet is staple-bound and lays nice and flat while you sew. The tissue pattern is professionally printed on 8# tissue paper. Lastly, a Thread Theory garment tag for the ultimate finished product is included!

For inspiration check out #CarmanahSweater to see other sewist's version of this garment!

Photo credits: Thread Theory

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