It is getting colder here in Tokyo that I can’t think of sewing anything else but sweater! So I’m very happy to see that the newest pattern from Grainline studio is a sweatshirt pattern.
You must have seen several versions of this Linden sweatshirt popping up around the sewing blogs. I can see why so many people are attracted to it. It is a basic and quite straightforward pattern for a sweatshirt with raglan sleeves and scooped neckline.
I made the black one first. The fabric is very interesting double-faced knit, black on the outside and white on the inside. It is hard to capture by the camera, but the fabric is really more interesting than shown in these photos! In the detail pictures, you can see the white color kinda showing between the black weave.
I made the sweatshirt in size 0, view A. I like my sweater longer so the bodice is only shortened about 2 cm. The sleeves are shortened 5 cm. I also widened the neck binding a bit because I think the finished neckline is a bit too wide.
Once I know what alterations that I should make, sewing the sweatshirt only took about 15 minutes. I used overlocker for all the seams and sewing machine for the topstitching.
The second version is made with dark blue/purple wool knit. I only had 1.5 m of the fabric so I used view B for the bodice. The bodice is shortened 2.5 cm and the sleeves are shortened 4 cm. I like how the front is scooped a bit and shorter than the back.
The only downside of these sweaters is that my skin doesn’t like wool! I have to always wear long sleeved T-shirt and protect the skin around my neck with fabric scarf. Otherwise I will get some rash around my neck where the binding touch my skin.
Pattern is Linden sweatshirt by Grainline studio, size 0.