A pastel Pinnacle
Today I’m sharing with you variation three of Papercut Pattern’s Pinnacle Top/Sweater… the Pinnacle Sweater. This pastel colourway isn’t my usual choice, but I must confess I like it’s softness. For these photos I’ve paired it with jeans, red lipstick and a statement scarf (worn as a wrap) and it feels very me.
The common thread between all the Pinnacle variations is the intersecting triangles on the pattern. I love this detail, but it wasn’t the easiest thing to sew.
In the end, read here after numerous tries and lots of unpicking, I hand basted the seams before machine stitching. If I was to sew this again, I would stablise the intersecting areas, hand baste everything in place and then use my walking foot.
How good are those long cuffs?
In the cooler months I like warm wrists. In fact, I like warm everything. I seem to feel the cold more and more with every winter. Can you relate?
Did I mention this fabric was a medium-weight merino with a touch of Lycra? It’s perfect for this pattern as the neck band, cuffs and hem band all require fabric with a good amount of stretch. And it’s predominantly wool… hello warmth!
I will confess that adding the cuffs to the sleeves felt a bit wrong. The sleeve piece is the same for both the woven and the jersey versions of the pattern and it was drafted to favour wovens.
If you study the photo above, you can see that the hem allowance on the underarm of the sleeve is angled for a woven fabric that folds nearly back on itself for easing hemming. I just kind of fudged it when I was adding the cuff, and it worked out fine, but I would have preferred that the pattern included two different drafted versions – one for a woven (V1 & V2) and the other for a jersey (V3) – for this particular pattern piece.
My measurements fit into the XS, S and M columns on the size chart… which is a common occurrence for me. Due to the style of the garment, I opted to sew the XS as it correlated to my hip size. I’m really happy with the fit. I made no adjustments to the pattern.
Pattern: Papercut Pattern’s Pinnacle Top/Sweater
Fabric: Wool/Lycra from The Cloth Shop
Outfit: Scarf from Scarlet Jones (this season) and boots from Florsheim (several years ago)
Photo Location: Timboon Rail Trestle Bridge