Made this wool pullover super quick yesterday. I need a new wool sweater since my old hand me down pretty much fell apart earlier this winter. But this one won't make the cut as a new wardrobe staple, mostly due to the fabric. I ordered the wool rib knit from Denver fabrics (Fashion fabric club) and it was a mess to work with. It has zero stability, stretches like crazy the minute you touch it. You can see some of the waviness in the hem in the first photo. Sometimes I wonder why they bother making these kinds of fabrics, as they are pretty much useless, both to wear and to sew. Maybe this was a failed factory sample that Denver got hold off? I've ordered a few things from them lately and I have to say it has been mostly duds and the descriptions are so sparse and not entirely accurate either which makes purchasing a gamble. I much prefer shopping from vendors like Emma one sock and Gorgeous fabrics, the quality is higher and they really take the time when working on descriptions, which is invaluable when you can't touch the fabrics.
However I'm happy with the style as such and I think it looks okay in the photos. I used Wendy Mullen's raglan pattern from the book Sew U Home stretch and it went together very well. I drafted the turtle neck myself. So I will buy a better sweater knit and do this pattern again in time for next winter.
, by Johanna