a modern classic

A review of Named Talvikki Sweater

Reviewed by SusanYoungSewing on 26th January, 2022

The Talvikki by Named has been around for several years but it’s taken me until now to make one. The boxy sweatshirt has dropped shoulders, slightly overlong sleeves which can be rolled up, a stepped side vent hem and, its USP, a funnel neck which is formed by four shaped darts front and back.

It’s a nice straightforward sew, possibly half a day’s work if you’re quick, I made it in a very heavy weight rib knit with a brushed reverse, it didn’t have much stretch but it was enough. This is important to bear in mind because I’ve read several comments where the sewer said they struggled to get the narrow opening over their heads! (The addition of a zip into a shoulder seam is one solution to this problem, a nice style hack too) Because of the fabric thickness I didn’t bother with interfacing on the neck facing, if you do interface this piece don’t forget to use a stretch inter.

Be accurate with marking those darts (I sewed traditional tailor tacks) they are the major design detail after all so they need to look even and symmetrical.

The Talvikki is an over-sized top and I made a size medium which I’m happy with, it isn’t too huge but there’s room underneath for a T-shirt or shirt. A stylish pattern with interesting details that’s worth returning to.