You know that feeling when you make something and it’s immediately your favourite garment ever and you never ever want to take it off? That is this sweater for me! Let me tell you all about my favourite Jarrah sweater!
I made it mid-last year when I was developing the Jarrah pattern, and it was immediate love. I have worn it to absolute death these last two winters, and I can’t see myself stopping any time soon. The fabric is a really squishy quilted sweatshirt fabric from KnitWit in Perth. I can’t seem to find it online, which makes me think it’s probably gone now… don’t hate me. It was the first time I have sewn with pre-quilted fabric, and I think this is going to be a new obsession for me. It creates a lot of visual and textural interest in the fabric, and for me, stops a navy sweater from being pedestrian. The ribbing is also from Knitwit – and though I’ve said it before, it’s worth saying again – I have endless love for KnitWit because of their huge range of ribbing colours. I feel like I can always find the one i need, and that is apparently the key to my affection.
I would say my one gripe about this fabric is that the lovely thick sponginess I love so much – also made it an absolute pain in the butt to sew! My overlocker really wasn’t a fan of those thick layers, and i found myself going very slowly on each seam to make sure all the layers were being caught in the stitches.
There is still enough of this fabric in my stash to make probably one more sweater, which is probably a good thing as I promised a dear friend I would make her one exactly the same as mine. See I’m not always selfish in my sewing – sometimes i do sew for other people. Or at least promise to hehehehe
I’m wearing it here with my slim-leg Ash jeans with the step hem – but I’m sure you’re sick of it by now! It’s probably obvious these jeans are in high rotation :)
photography by Annelise Nielsen