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Carmanah Sweater Pattern

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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 color.

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.

Recommended Fabrics:
Sweatshirt knits (such as French terry), sweatshirt/jogging fleece (smooth on the face, brushed on the reverse), micro fleece, polar fleece, and boiled wool or boiled wool blends. Minimum 10% stretch is recommended for comfortable range of arm movement. Knits with a large amount of stretch and ribbed knits can make this project a more challenging sew.

Color block design idea:
Use a contrast knit texture or color for the yokes and hood or color linings. To do this, follow the color block fabric requirements and cutting layouts. Choose a knit that is similar in weight to the main fabric.

Optional Ribbing:
The cuffs and hem band can be sewn with the main material or a coordinating 1x1 ribbing. It may be necessary to choose a thinner ribbing to reduce bulk if the main material is quite thick. Cuffs are included in fabric requirement chart. If opting for a contrast ribbing, purchase same amount of main fabric and 0.4 m/0.4 yards of 24" (63.5 cm) or wider ribbing.

Materials Needed:

  • Interfacing: medium weight knit fusible interfacing, 0.1 m / 0.1 yd
  • Coordinating thread
  • Stretch or ball point needle
  • (1) Zipper: Sizes XS-L (29" or longer)
  • (1) Zipper: Sizes XL-4XL (30" or longer)
  • Dissolving basting tape (such as Wonder Tape) to aid with zipper installation
  • (2) Grommets (optional in place of buttonholes on hooded version): 3/8" - 1/2" to suit bulk of drawstring
  • Optional Twill Tape (for seam finishing and hood drawstring): 5/8"
  • Twill Tape length needed for each purpose:
    • Hood Drawstring: 1.0 m / 1.0 yd
    • Quarter Zip seam finishing: 1.0 m / 1.0 yd
    • Full Zip seam finishing: 1.75 m / 1.75 yds

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