Pattern: Kwik Sew 2856 - view A.
Size: KS2856 comes in sizes XS to XL. I made XS.
Fabric: Gold boucle sweater knit from Timmel Fabrics.
Comments: This is item number four completed in my fall/winter SWAP.
I have made this top before and I really like it for winter - it is so cozy. As with all Kwik Sew patterns, the drawing on the envelope does not do the pattern justice. This pattern is well drafted and easy to put together. I estimate I could whip up one of these sweaters (from cutting to hemming) in 1 to 1.5 hours. Talk about instant gratification!
The cowl neckline is very flattering on a small chested, pear shaped woman. It adds width in the shoulder region to balance out the hips and the drape of the cowl disguises the small bust.
Conclusion: I was never a huge fan of cowl neck tops until I made up this top - this pattern has certainly changed my mind. I have already cut out another version of this sweater in a drapey black knit.