Another Aspen

It’s hard to believe, but our first game of the weekend was snowed out (in April) – so, that gave me plenty of time to whip up the new sweatshirt I was talking about on Friday.

This is the modified Aspen Pullover – which is now just a basic raglan “sweatshirt”. I cut one size larger which made for a less fitted look (it’s still pretty fitted for a sweatshirt, though), cut the neckband wider (more on that in a minute), and eliminated the front panel… I’m pretty sure you wouldn’t know this was the same pattern!

One thing I want to mention is the neckband. Since I decided on making this wider (I made my width 2.25″ instead of 1.5″), I cut down the neckline (since this is a raglan you’ll need to cut the front, back, and the top portion of the sleeves) approximately 1/2″. For starters, I’m not sure that this was necessary as my neckline feels wider than what my original Aspen does. Secondly, if you do decide to widen the neckline, remember to lengthen your neckband! I didn’t remember this until after I started sewing and just decided to go with what I had (because I was too lazy to cut another one) which made for a very tight sew.

Overall, I like this version a lot, but now I think it’s too long. It’s great for leggings, but I was thinking that this might be a good sweatshirt to wear with shorts on chillier spring days. I’m guessing I’ll take this back to the machine and wack off some of the length to shorten this up.