|urban fleece trackies|
i used some dark grey marle fleecy from my stash and a knipmode pattern, model #5 from October 2011 to make these. i really liked the rib trim around the lined pockets and the fashionable carrot shape of these pants and they were really quick to make.
|stripey rib waistband|
as usual i ran out of the plain grey ribbing, and there was none to be found in the shops, so i improvised with some striped rib knit from my stash for the waistband. i could have even used a plain jersey as there is wide elastic sandwiched between the layers, making them very comfy.
while i was in the mood to make "at home" gear, i started on a long boyfriend sweater out of some black and silver striped sweater knit. i know in the photo it looks like a prison top, but in reality the silver is much sparklier.
|striped boyfriend sweater|
i used model # 111 from burda magazine October 2011 and left off the hem band so it wouldn't draw attention to my hips. burda has made this as a dress, which would be cute and cosy on someone with a straighter figure and its another quick pattern to make. the only thing to remember is to use quite a stretchy sweater knit, as you have to stretch the cuffs and hem band onto the garment. of course you could use a rib trim instead which would give a cool sporty look, especially a contrast colour at neck, cuffs and hem.
right, i've still got grey thread on my overlocker, so don't be surprised if the next few garments are also grey; really i can be quite slack sometimes!