Named Talvikki

When Named Clothing released their newest collection “Evolution Theory” I knew I had to have the Talvikki Sweater. It is everything I’ve been looking for: casual, yet reasonably elegant.

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My second version is from this lovely cotton knit from Textile Traders that I’ve been hoarding, but thought I’d make a trial version using a Potter’s remnant. Thank goodness, because in my haste and excitement I managed to trace two fronts and no back, and had no idea until I began to wonder why my back wasn’t longer than the front as per the photograph.

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I decided to forge ahead and see what difference it would make, and amazingly, it is still wearable! It’s not nearly as nice, of course; the neckline doesn’t stand out as much, and the front and back are the same length, but the darts don’t look too bad.dsc08253

I didn’t have enough fabric, so had to put cuffs on the sleeves, but I have worn this several times since I made it as it is warm and very comfortable. dsc08254

I did interface the bottom hems on the white one as I felt that they might stretch out.   I really like the neckline, although I did think it might be a bit small to get on and off my head easily, so I didn’t interface it, so it had a bit of stretch. Luckily the fabric is stiff enough to stand up on its own, and happily my pin head has no problems getting through it.

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You can see how much better the darts sit on the back when they are in the correct place. dsc08242

I shall make another one of these, but I’m going to lengthen both the front and the back a bit. Maybe.

The pattern itself was really easy to make, although I had to lop about 3cms off the length of the sleeves, and they are still quite long. I would really like one of these in some boiled wool – pity I don’t have any in my stash!

Fadanista

24 thoughts on “Named Talvikki

  1. This one is superb in light colour with the cable texture. I haven’t start mine yet. In fact, I think I’m in denial about the coming cold months. Anyway, when I saw this pattern, I also thought about making it in a soft boiled wool, but the various types of boiled wool I have seen in fabric stores don’t seem to have a good % of stretch.

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  2. I like! I like, I like, I like!! Hopefully you get some boiled wool soon, or a sturdy sweatshirting? Looks fab like this though, even the “mistake” one! I think I should have bought this pattern as well as the skirt!

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  3. That’s a great pattern and I love your versions, both of them, despite the pattern mishap. They are both so wearable. Thanks for pointing this one out.

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  4. This is just lovely! I agree that the ivory one is really beautiful. I don’t want to be that annoying enabler, but fabulous fabrics has some really lovely warm knits on sale right now… 😉

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