In addition to a hard-working knitted pullover, any well-rounded wardrobe needs a trusty sweatshirt. It doesn’t get much more basic than that! In my mind, a true and classic sweatshirt is raglan-sleeved, like the Grainline Studio Linden Sweatshirt pictured at top and bottom left. But that nasty, beat-up, cut-off old sweatshirt I can’t let go of happens to have set-in sleeves, so I’m also offering up Named’s Sloane Sweatshirt (bottom right) as an alternative. Both come highly recommended by sewers I trust, and I foresee making one of each. But I also love the cropped, short-sleeved Linden option as a year-round garment. Sweatshirts for every season and occasion, I say!
(Please note, with regard to this series: I am by no means suggesting any of the patterns I recommend are the only ones that fit the bill — only that they’re the ones I consider leading contenders and great examples of the form. By all means, leave your alternate suggestions and links in the comments!)