I don't know how others of you budget for sewing (and I'd be curious to know- do you budget for your sewing?) but I *think* I try to be frugal, which might or might not work out each month. Since I was able to use my FabricMart credits through out this past year to off set my fabric budget I found myself splurging a little more on my pattern purchases. So instead of spending completely out of pocket for fabric like the sweater knit I used here, I was able to use a FabricMart credit. I can't remember how much this sweater knit was but I know that it is a nicer one, I think the content is rayon/spandex. It is extremely soft and stretchier than I thought it would be.
It is so snuggly that my four year old grabbed the remnant and declared it hers. She has requested a sweater out of that remnant and I think I will have to oblige. After all its kind of hard to say no to her cuteness and the idea of matching sweaters!
I've made the Linden before and wanted it to look a little better than just a sweater so I used the split hem tutorial on Grainline's site and I think it upgrades it a bit.
The pattern comes together very smoothly and I have a few observations about the fit and fabric. My last Linden was made from a poly sweatshirt fabric that did not have a lot of stretch and I remember the arms were a little long but they weren't nearly as long as this one turned out to be. So if your fabric is stretchy with not a lot of recovery consider that the arms may be a little long.
Thanks for reading!