Some of the choices from Traditional and Modern Anniversary Gifts suggested Glass, Watches, Ruby, Alexandrite and Rhodite Garnet.
I then remembered I had been given some Sweater Knit from Knitwit by Alison's mother about 10 years ago that I had earmarked for a smarter sweatshirt style that Mark had been wearing for years that were starting to show their age.
Working from his much loved sweater I cut a large and added 7.5cm in length as I wasn't going to add the bands.
From my bag stash fabric I found some black twill that I used for the back neck facing.
and used my Duckbill scissors to trim the bulk from the collar which I also understitched.
This pattern went together very well and when I had the sleeves in I decided to compare it to his much loved sweater and realised it was going to be too large in the sleeves and also thought I'd take some extra width from the side seams as well.
The solid line is my stitching line and the dashed is the cutting line.
The final steps were to add some black twill tape to the neckline and to do the hems on my Coverstitch.
Mark has said that it is a different neckline but he seems to be quite comfortable with it as it got a lot of wear during Winter.
This is the only photo I have got of the back view, which shows how much fullness there is in the body,
|mucking around with Roscoe|
2017 Stash Out: 21.9 m
2017 Stash In: 14.6 m