Saturday, September 10, 2016

A quick and easy Turtleneck

It was time for a quick and easy project after my last garment.  This turtleneck was almost completed before I started the vow renewal project so all I really had to do was hem it to finish it.  This is an old Simplicity pattern that I've probably had for 20 years or more - no number on it though - it was just a handout that I picked up at Cloth World years ago and they have long since gone out of business.

This green and blue basketweave knit I picked up at Mill End Fabrics in Reno, Nevada a few weeks ago.  It has a really nice feel to it.

Side view.  Nothing too special here.

The pattern includes little cuffs for the sleeve bottoms.

Back view - again - nothing special here.

Ah hah - but the hem is special!  Hemmed on my new coverstitch machine.  Just look at how pretty that looks!  I'm really liking the Janome CoverPro 1000 CPX machine.  I'm getting a better feel for it and could actually do a straight hem this time!

That's it for today.  Just a quick post for this one as it's nothing too special.

Adding this yardage to the stashbustin total:
Total for this turtleneck = 1.5 yards
Total YTD = 75.625

Hope your sewing it going good!



  1. Lovely turtleneck! Sure you will wear it a lot. Love the fabric :)

    1. Thank you Hana. Yes, I do plan to wear it a lot. I just happen to love turtlenecks.

  2. I love your new turtleneck - and what a great fabric you found. I'm sure you will enjoy your new coverstitch machine. I've still to get to grips properly with mine.

    1. Thanks Sarah Liz! There is some good info on pattern review about using cover stitch machines and a lot of you tube videos out there. I found both to be much better than my owners manual.

  3. That looks like a top that could be worn in the UK, haha!
    A covertitch machine is next on my list. (after weve worked to pay off the builders!)