Not a sweater-knit but a heavier, cotton knit which is uncomfortably warm during the summer but perfect for milder winter days.
The fabric has been sitting in my stash about 8 years after I bought it at a garage sale in Nebraska. For basically a jersey knit, it doesn’t have much stretch. 0 lengthwise. Crossgrain 20% if I pull hard. I wouldn’t wear a garment that pulled that much on my body.
Even now, I feel a firmness across the back. If it shrinks like its sister fabric, I won’t be wearing this to much beyond this winter.
The stripes are matched across the body and the sleeve. Once again I did a nice job of it by pinning at each change of color. I don’t like horizontal stripes, yes partly for the matching that is needed, but also because of my tummy. If I don’t want to look like Pooh bear …
…with my sweater rising up above my tummy, I need to add center front length. The hem didn’t want to fold anywhere but along the stripe. I persuaded it somehow but the color is change is uneven and now looks like I don’t know how to cut straight across with the stripe.
In this fabric the collar does not lie down nicely. I am not sure, but I may amputate the collar at a later date.
As usual my sewing was done over 2 days time. One day to prep tissue and fabric. On day to sew and finish. Love my sloper. It makes sewing Classic Knit tops so easy and rewarding.