BK needed an active wear top for running and I had this really nice cut of merino wool/nylon/lycra knit that was begging to be used. A quick look through the Ottobre Design magazines and we had the perfect pattern. BK looked through my ribbing stash and picked an excellent contrast fabric. I love this color combination!
pattern: Ottobre Design 04/2014 #37 'True Friends' Hoodie
fabric: Watermelon Pink Merino/Nylon/Lycra knit from New Zealand Merino and Fabrics ,swimsuit fabric for the hood and inner pocket bags, and cotton/lycra ribbing
modifications: added some length to the body and sleeves, made thumbhole cuffs
Cold weather active wear tops have to have thumbholes (at least at our house)!
BK picked a pretty aqua blue for the ribbing and I didn't have any jersey that was the same shade. However, I had a rashguard that was too wide and short to fit anyone sitting in my swimsuit fabric bag. It was a great match to the ribbing. Bonus: the slick surface makes the hood slide on and off easily with minimum hair messing up.
I love everything about this top...the hood with ribbing on the edge, the welt pockets, the thumbhole cuffs, the wide ribbing waistband, the colors and most of all, BK wearing it!