A pastel Pinnacle

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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.

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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.

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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.

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How good are those long cuffs?

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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?

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Pattern:  Papercut Pattern’s Pinnacle Top/Sweater
Size:  XS
Fabric:  Wool/Lycra from The Cloth Shop
Alterations:  None!
Outfit:  Scarf from Scarlet Jones (this season) and boots from Florsheim (several years ago)
Photo Location:  Timboon Rail Trestle Bridge

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