Sunday, October 30, 2022

Purple Grasser Hoodie

I made a new warm hoodie. I bought the pattern from Grasser about two years ago, I even promptly printed it (and forgot about that, so I printed it anew, uff), but then I used the fabric I had intended for it for a different project and more or less abandoned the idea.

Then a couple of weeks ago I came upon small piece of one side brushed fleece in this absolutely gorgeous red wine color and simply had to have it. Unfortunately, the shop didn't have more of this fabric in this particular color and I didn't fancy any of their other fleeces, so this 80 cm piece, 180 cm wide, had to fit the bill. And it did, more or less.

The pattern is a moderate volume sweater, with a generous hood, which I lined with black cotton jersey and a kangaroo pocket at the front. I wanted to make the cuffs and hem out of rib cuffing, but I simply couldn't find any ribbing that would suit the color of the hoodie, so in the end I managed to squeeze cuffing out of the same 80 cm piece of fleece.

The fabric is very soft and warm and the hoodie feels super comfortable. I made the sleeves and the body a bit longer as I am willing to give it to Gaby, if she wants it (we are expecting her for a couple of days next week); otherwise I'd be happy to keep it for myself.

Size: 40, Height 158-164cm 
Fabric: cotton sweatpants fabric, 80 cm
Time to make: 6 days

The hood is probably the best feature of this sweater, it is wide enough (as I like them), sits comfortably on the shoulders and does not pull back.

Would I recommend the pattern or repeat it? I don't think so. I don't like the fallen shoulders and the volume they give to the upper part of the body. True, the freedom of movement is good and the overall volume is comfortable, but I don't like the look of it and I am willing to try other patterns for my next hoodies.

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