Houndstooth Sweater in Progress

Inspired by the houndstooth I'm seeing everywhere this season, I decided to cut and sew a sweater for myself.
The houndstooth is a double knit jacquard, -- no floats on the inside.
The fabric is warm with a nice sweater weight, thinner and much easier to work with than the rippled jacquard I used for the Zipper Ripple Jacket. Whew! There'll be no zipper in this one.

I've used one of the techniques from Zipper Ripple, however. I made the shoulders super stable so that the weight of the fabric won't stretch the shoulders.

Here's how I did the shoulders: I fused a strip of interfacing to the wrong side of the front shoulder seam in lieu of any stay tape or transparent elastic. This first step is the same as the Hip to Be Square sweater. I find fusible interfacing amazingly easy to use, and I love its availability in many weights. The next step was to stitch the shoulder seam (I used my serger.) right sides together, and press the seam toward the back of the sweater. I then turned the shoulder to the right side and  top stitched, holding down the seam allowance.
A very stable shoulder seam
That's a 3x3 rib I'm using as a neck binding. The sweater bottom and sleeves will have a different finish, but you'll have to wait and see what it is!

Wool double knit houndstooth is available in the shop. If the color combo you want is not shown, you may place a special order without extra charge.


Last update 27May2016


  1. This looks really great. I love your houndstooth fabrics! I'm sure this will be a really warm and lovely sweater!

    1. Thanks, Chuleenan! It's almost done. Hope I get the chance to finish it soon. :)


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