Men’s Finlayson Sweater

Thread Theory


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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 fleece. A contrast knit or woven fabric can be used for the decorative neck facing as well as for the hood lining.

Fabric requirements:

Variation 1:  XS-L: 115 cm wide fabric, 2.7 m; 150 cm wide fabric, 2.3 m // XL-XXL: 150 cm wide fabric, 2.3 m.

Variation 2: XS-L: 150 cm wide fabric, 2.0 m // XL-XXL: 150 cm wide fabric, 2.4 m.

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

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

PDF pattern includes: A detailed instruction booklet containing step-by-step instructions and diagrams; a print-at-home pattern on 40 pages (suitable for both US letter and A4 size paper); a copy shop pattern suitable for 36″ wide roll feed printers; a copy shop pattern suitable for A0 paper.

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Additional information


Jersey / Knits / Scuba

Sewing level

Confident Beginner

Make time

Half a day

Pattern format

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

PDF Printing

40 Pages

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