I got the chance to test this Varsity Cowl Neck Pullover a while ago (maybe two months?) for Peek-A-Boo Pattern Shop. It's made from knit and is a quick sew.
|Samuel, in a rare modeling|
The neckline is what makes the pattern different--it crosses in the front and is sort of drapey/cowl-like. I just realized it's kind of like a scarf in how it wraps and covers the neck. I think it's a great feature for keeping little necks warm.
I made these using lightweight knits. We don't get a very long fall or winter, so I thought the kids would get more use out of something less heavy.
The neckline and wrist/waist bands are from old tees my mom gave me to upcycle. The main fabric was from actual knit yardage, since I couldn't squeeze a long-sleeved shirt out of a women's tee (which stinks because I had my heart set on making Samuel's out of one with autumn-colored stripes!)
I realized I have all girlie knits in my stash, so poor Samuel had to make due with the blue I chose. I used the tan in order to make it more boyish, but apparently I made it look like a Star Trek uniform. At least neither of the kids is doomed by wearing a red shirt... (hopefully there are some geeks out there that get that).
|She is such a good big sister!|
You may have noticed Samuel doesn't show up as often on my blog. I do make things for him, but not as much, because he was growing so rapidly for a while. Plus, he is so difficult to take pictures of! He is at that never-sit-still stage, and Danielle is at a eager-to-please-Mommy-because-it-means-chocolate-chips-and-shorter-photo-shoots stage :) I'll be embroidering some shirts for him, and I have a pair of pants I tested for the kids, so he'll be making appearance a little more frequently, I hope.