Thread Theory Men’s Finlayson Sweater

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Buy the Men’s Finlayson Sweater sewing pattern from Thread Theory. This sweater is a grown up version of the classic hoodie. It will be a wardrobe staple due to its cosy boxy shape and hard wearing cuffed hems.

Variation 1 features a unique squared neckline and a stylish shawl collar. It also includes an optional neckline facing that can be used to feature a contrast fabric as a finishing touch to the garment interior.

Variation 2 includes a roomy lined hood that crosses over at the front to join to the squared neckline, as well as a classic kangaroo pocket to protect hands from the elements.

This sewing pattern is available to buy in the following formats:

– PAPER (next working day dispatch on orders and FREE UK delivery over £50)

– PDF (available to download immediately after purchase). What is a PDF?

– PDF pattern + Printed A0 copy shop (We print out the A0 pattern sheets, but you’ll need to download the digital instructions, as we don’t print these. The PDF files will be emailed immediately after purchase, and the A0 pattern sheets will be dispatched next working day). What is Copy Shop?

Suggested fabrics: Medium weight knit fabrics or fleeces. A contrast knit or woven fabric can be used for the decorative neck facing as well as for the hood lining. Stable knits or fleeces without much stretch will work for the body of the sweater but it is best to choose knits with some stretch or ribbing for the cuffs and hem band. There is an optional longer cuff pattern piece provided in case you are working with a fabric without very much stretch.

Fabric requirements:

Variation 1: 115 cm (45″) wide fabric (sizes XS-L only): 2.7 m (3.0 yd) // 150 cm (60″) wide fabric: 2.3 m (2.5 yd) // Optional decorative facing (if using contrast fabric; otherwise fabric amount is included in self fabric measurements): 0.2 m (0.3 yd).

Variation 2: 115 cm (45″) wide fabric: not recommended // 150 cm (60″) wide fabric: 2.0 – 2.4 m (2.2 – 2.6 yd) // Optional contrast hood lining (if using contrast fabric; otherwise fabric amount is included in self fabric measurements): 0.6 m (0.7 yd).

Sizing: XS – XXL. Please check the designer’s size chart and finished garment measurements.

Notions: 1/2″ (1.3 cm) (or wider) twill tape to finish the back neckline, stabilise the shoulder seams and finish the kangaroo pocket openings (optional), 0.5 m (0.6 yd).

PDF pattern includes: Step-by-step instructions; US letter/A4 print-at-home pattern (40 pages); 36″ wide roll feed copy shop pattern (1 sheet); A0 copy shop pattern (3 sheets) // Layers: Yes // Projector file: Yes.

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Additional information



Sewing level

Confident Beginner

Make time

Half a day, All day

Pattern format

PAPER, PDF, PDF pattern + Printed copy shop (+£7.00)

PDF Printing

40 Pages

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