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My favourite Jarrah sweater!

My favourite Jarrah sweater using quilted sweatshirt fabric from KnitWit! Megan Nielsen Design Diary

You know that feeling when you make something and it’s immediately your most favourite garment ever and you never ever want to take it off? That is this sweater for me!

My favourite Jarrah sweater using quilted sweatshirt fabric from KnitWit! Megan Nielsen Design Diary
My favourite Jarrah sweater using quilted sweatshirt fabric from KnitWit! Megan Nielsen Design Diary

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 prequilted 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 spongeyness 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 by now! It’s probably obvious these jeans are in high rotation :)

My favourite Jarrah sweater using quilted sweatshirt fabric from KnitWit! Megan Nielsen Design Diary
My favourite Jarrah sweater using quilted sweatshirt fabric from KnitWit! Megan Nielsen Design Diary

photography by Annelise Nielsen

About Author

Meg is the Founder and Creative Director of Megan Nielsen Patterns, and is constantly dreaming up ideas for new sewing patterns and ways to make your sewing journey more enjoyable! She gets really excited about design details and is always trying to add way too many variations to our patterns.

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Danita Courtney
Danita Courtney
3 years ago

I think I love them all! This is such a great pattern to work with. I finally made my first and I assure you it will not be my last! (I just posted a blog about my experience with your amazing new pattern!) Check it out when you get the chance! <3