Step Five: Attach the ribbing
After cutting the ribbing sides, mark the center on both sides. Sew the ribbing band at 1/4″. Open the seam allowance and fold in half. Lay the sweater and align the sides seams of the sweater and front and back of the sweater and ribbing.
Pin the side seams of the ribbing to the side seams of the sweater. Pin the middle front of the sweater and the middle back of the sweater. You will have to stretch the ribbing to meet the four points.Sew at 3/8″. Zigzag or use your serger.
Repeat the same procedure to the the sleeves. Sew at 3/8″.Open the seams.Fold the cuff keeping the seams open.Align the side seam of the ribbing to the sleeve.
Sew at 3/8″. Zigzag or serge the seam allowance.
I think this easy sweater pattern will answer a few of the requests I’ve received recently. It is casual, yet elegant and good enough to wear with a nice skirt and boots or a pair of jeans and sneakers, jeans and heels, heels and shorts. It is one of those tops that can be a great traveling piece. Hope you enjoy it, let me know how you find the tutorial. Until next time!
If you have a couple of rectangles of fabric left over? Why not try to make a headband that will only take you 15 minutes to sew.