This is my third Aberdeen (see the others here) and this time I modified the back to be a much higher round neck, rather than the v on both sides. I found especially in the colder months, the back of my neck was getting cold with the identical v-back. I just needed to adjust the neckband, which I sort of did visually as I sewed it.
I wanted this to be a comfy yet lightweight jumper – a little oversized, but not sloppy. The fit is spot on and it’s the sort of thing you chuck on after a sunny day when the evening draws in and it gets a bit chilly.
The fabric I used is a cotton-nylon blend, open weave knit in vanilla, from The Fabric Store. It’s exactly the right weight for this and still available for purchase at the time of writing. I am tempted to get some more…
I also did a kind of “seams on the outside” thing for some seams, mostly because I stuffed up and put the neckband on inside out. There was NO WAY I was going to unpick it.
All the deets:
Pattern: Seamwork Aberdeen
Size: 2X graded down some in the hips
- 2″ of length added
- Grading down around the hips by eye
- Back neckline altered to a much higher round neck
Fabric used: Cotton-nylon blend, open weave knit in vanilla, from The Fabric Store.
Like it? Wearing it? Yes and Yes!
Notes for next time:
- VERY quick to make
- Definitely making again – this is third one