Sunday, January 03, 2010

Christine Jonson Travel Trio 2 Funnel Neck Top

In cold weather, a good layering piece is always a good thing to have. A very simple piece is this, from Christine Jonson's Travel Trio 2. This is meant to be a close fitting top, but I made mine a bit loose, as the fabric is a fine wool knit. Wool, even super-fine merino, often makes me 'itch', when it's next to my skin, but I can avoid that for the most part if I make the garment loose. Plus, wool is, as all of us know, a super-insulating fiber, which does a nice job of 'wicking' moisture away from the skin. Those legendary arctic explorers of yore always wore wool underwear, in the days before Polartec and such.

I'm using this as a base layer, to wear under jumpers, jackets, and the like. If I were going to wear it by itself, I would have probably nipped it in at the waistline.

The neckline on this pattern is wonderful. It's a simple funnel neck that is turned in on itself. The pattern is drafted well, and I like the touch of using self-fabric ribbing at the sleeve hem.

9 comments:

Gorgeous Things said...

Oh, I love that top! I'll have to get this pattern.

a little sewing on the side said...

nice! I love Christine patterns and fabric. Another pattern I need :)

Lisette M said...

Great layering top!

Mardel said...

Oh I love that top. I might have to get it too. It looks perfect for all the upcoming chilly weather.

Little Hunting Creek said...

Beautiful and so chic, too! Happy New Year!

Linda said...

Cute top!

gwensews said...

CJ is the ultimate in knit patterns. Your top is terrific.

The Slapdash Sewist said...

Looks lovely and warm!

sensoussi said...

I can see u've already french fans, quite normal!