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Raglan Turtleneck: CJ #226 Travel Trio 3

I bought a 2 x 2 ribbed jersey rayon blend (no lycra) last year from Gorgeous Fabrics and sewed it up today. Christine Jonson’s Travel Trio 3 raglan tee with the turtleneck rather than the neck band was exactly what I was looking for.

I cut size 14 to the waist and a size 16 through the hips. I added 1″ to the length of the body of the sweater and didn’t shorten the sleeves. I used a 1″ hem on both raw edges, finishing with the 3 thread coverstitch.

We’re still trying to figure out the camera settings. Sigh. Pardon, please?

Neckline

Love the neckline!

Back

The back. Quite comfy, I hope the fabric doesn’t stretch too much more. I’ve had it on for a dog walk and the hour it took to get these funky photos.

CJ Sweater Front

Annnnd…the front. This will be a staple in the winter wardrobe. Done. Serged together and coverstitched: fast and easy.

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About Mary Beth

I am fascinated by changing patterns and colored threads. I sew garments and am teaching myself to machine knit. Since selling the building that housed my workrooms, The Stitchery, I'm searching for a place to set up the knitting machines again. There must be room here somewhere!

14 responses »

  1. What a great fit! We have very similar figures, it seems… I might have to try this pattern. The shade of grey is so pretty too.

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    • The fit will depend on your fabric, for sure, Pam. I was definitely gambling with this one! Measure pattern, guestimate stretch of fabric, cut, try piece on the bod, serge, try on, stretch, steam, pray. LOL! You know how it goes.

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  2. Oh how I would love to make a sweater exactly like yours! Great fit!!

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  3. Could that be any more perfect? The fit is so nice. Nice, nice, nice!

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  4. That looks fabulous on you!!!!

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  5. Marybeth! This looks wonderful. My test is always “if I found it in a store, would I want to buy it in every color?” – and I think you’ve done it.

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  6. This looks just wonderful on you – the fit is perfection!

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  7. What impresses me are the seams! As you know, I prefer to knit myself but really, so pleased you did those seams well. It’s a bug bear of mine. Wonky seams. Yuk. I see them all the time and even worse on high end Designer name knitwear. £1000 for a sweater with wonky seams? The rich are mad.

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  8. I mainly knit jumpers too but couldn’t hope to get such a fine rib. Been looking for something similar so maybe sewing it is the way. Thanks for the insight. Looks great on by the way.

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  9. Such a super basic! You got a really nice fit.

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  10. Thanks guys! I love comments :) This is a great pattern, anyone can make it work.

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