I was so excited to be chosen for my first test from Sofilantjes. I was chosen to test the Semper Sweater for my oldest son. The Semper Sweater is a unisex knit sweater with a crossover hood or cowl option. The Semper also comes with a fun side pocket option. It’s available in sizes ranging from 12 months to size 14.
I was chosen to test the side pocket option with the crossover hood. Both my 8 and 5 year olds love the side pockets! The crossover hood and raglan sleeves and add an exciting twist to a standard hooded sweatshirt. For my older son’s sweater, I used navy cotton/lycra and kelly green interlock. The weight of the interlock added a nice stability to the hood.
After I made the long sleeved version for my 8 year old, I decided to try using a woven material on the side panels and knit for the rest of the sweater. My 5 year old picked out the Star Wars woven. I paired it with black interlock. It turned out perfectly! I did sew the size larger than he measured for, but after he tried it on, I felt the sizing up was unnecessary.
I love the versatility and variety of options that the Semper Sweater offers. One of my favorite features of patterns from Sofilantjes is the European sizing, because I can sew the perfect size for my boys without having to mash sizes.
The Semper Sweater is on sale for only $5 Wednesday and Thursday at Sofilantjes. The Semper Sweater is also available with a dress add on to make a fun tunic or dress for the girls in your life. Make sure to go and grab your copy!