Embracing Neutrals

Brown is not a colour I would normally wear but as luck would have it my latest op shop find is a blue based brown so both suits my winter complexion and fits in with this seasons neutral palette at the same time.  The only problem with this piece of wool blend knit, is the size of the piece.  I had a mere metre to play with.  I would have liked to have made a drapey cardigan but McCall's 6992 won by default because of fabric constraints.  Both the tops I have made to date using this pattern are among my most worn winter items so in hindsight this choice will probably wind up being quite serendipitous.

I had just enough fabric to add 3cm to the length because my green/black version is a tad too short.  I had to cut the sleeves in two pieces because there was not quite enough fabric but with the addition of some top stitching it looks more like a design feature rather than because of need.  

Most of the construction was done on the overlocker and the hem and neckband was finished with a twin needle.  The dipped hem at the back is one of my favourite features with this pattern.

I wore my new jumper today with ponte jeggings and boots for a bonus day of shopping and out walking because this weekend was a three day weekend; thank you and happy birthday Queen Lizzie!  


  1. This looks like a very useful addition to your wardrobe Andrea, and being in a neutral colour, will be easy to change it's look with a colourful scarf.

    1. Thank you! I find the most uninteresting pieces are usually my most worn!

    2. I like the color and it looks great with the black pants & scarf.


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