MN2301 Jarrah / MN4301 Mini Jarrah / Sewalongs

Inspiration and ideas for the Jarrah sweater

Jarrah Inspiration and Ideas by Megan Nielsen Patterns

Heading into colder weather is always so exciting, pulling out sweaters and coats, boots and favourite woollens. The Jarrah Sweater is the perfect layering piece for the in-between seasons and is so incredibly versatile. We’re in love! We’ve pulled together some inspiration & ideas to show you just how many options there are for this gorgeous sweater.

Jarrah Inspo slouchy
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  • Go up a size to add more slouch to your sweater. Just make sure the neckband fits well around your neck and adjust if necessary.
  • Choose a lighter-weight fabric like french terry in your usual size to get a roomier feel.
  • Include a high split hem to show your jeans/pants underneath, it’ll give some shape to your look!
Jarrah Inspo details

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Jarrah is such a great basic pattern, there are so many ways to make it your own and add little details to customise it.

  • Create an extremely high split hem and wear a contrasting colour underneath or leave it bare.
  • Thicker bands at the wrist and base of the sweater or combining a split hem with a thick ribbed band at the base give the sweater a different look.
  • Add a pocket on the front for a fun detail.
  • Extend the length to make a sweater dress!
Jarrah Inspo Funnel

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Adding a funnel neck is such a fun way to make your sweater even cosier. Play around with the length & width of the funnel to see if you can create different looks.

Jarrah Inspo cropped

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  • Shorten your Jarrah to create a cute cropped version and wear it with high-waisted jeans, skirts or even shorts and sneakers!
  • Add in a flared or balloon sleeve to balance out the short sweater.
  • Create a cropped sweater with a large band at the base to give the illusion of a crop without baring the midriff.
Jarrah Inspo fancy

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The beautiful thing about the Jarrah pattern is it can be just as easily dressed up for a more glamorous fancy look. Pair with a lightweight flowy skirt and heels for a feminine look or a structured pencil skirt for a work day.


We absolutely love seeing what you make, so don’t forget to tag your creations with #MNjarrah and @megannielsenpatterns when sharing on social media, and check out what everyone else is up to!


Order Jarrah today in sizes 0-20 and Curve sizes 14-30

About Author

Anita is the Operations Manager here at Megan Nielsen Patterns, and happily works on multiple areas of the business in any one day! Anita is the first port of call for any of your customer service enquiries, manages daily operations and oversees all pattern production, graphic design, website maintenance, inventory management & drinking all the coffee/eating all the cookies in the cupboard.

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Kelly Jonas
5 years ago

What a wonderful and fashionable sweater! I think it would be a great Christmas present for my sister. Could you tell me where I can buy it, and is there a delivery to Seattle?