I’m so excited to share with you our next Mini pattern: introducing the Mini Jarrah sweater!
Mini Jarrah is a loose-fit drop shoulder sweater with two necklines, sleeve cuffs, and four hem styles. This pattern was carefully drafted to mirror the adult Jarrah pattern, but with a few kid-specific updates to make it perfect for active little people.
This is a fantastic beginner pattern that will help you learn new techniques or if you’re an experienced sewer, is a super quick and satisfying make. You can sew it with an overlocker/serger or a zig-zag stitch on a regular sewing machine. It uses very little fabric and is my favourite way to use up small amounts of sweater jersey. If you need some extra help sewing, all of the Jarrah pattern tutorials will apply to this pattern as well.
Let’s run through what’s included in the pattern!
View A is a sweater with hem band.
If you hate hemming jersey and want a quick clean finish, then this is the view for you!! This view of the pattern can be sewn entirely with an overlocker/serger and is a great option for both boys and girls. I love making this view with ribbing asthe neckline, collar and hem band, but you can just as easily use self-fabric or contrast fabric. As with all of the views of this pattern you can swap out the crew neckline for a funnel neck if preferred. For this sample, we used See You At Six french terry and matching ribbing.
View B is a sweater with curved hemline.
As the mum of girls who only want to wear leggings in winter, I love the curved hem on this view and the fact that it gives some bottom coverage. This view includes a crew neck, with sleeve cuffs, and two options for sewing that curved hemline depending on skill level. As with all of the views of this pattern you can swap out the crew neckline for a funnel neck if preferred. For this sample, we used a gorgeous Liberty of London french terry and love how it turned out!
View C is a sweater with waist tie.
This view of the pattern includes the sweetest tie hemline, crew neck and cuffs. This view is very slightly cropped, but still appropriate for little ones. The length and cinching at the waist make it a wonderful sweater to wear with dresses and skirts. As with all of the views of this pattern you can swap out the crew neckline for a funnel neck if preferred. For this sample, we used quilted sweat shirting and matching ribbing from Nosh Organics.
View D is a cropped sweater with funnel neck.
This view of Mini Jarrah includes a funnel neck and a very cute crop length which is still kid-appropriate. I love how warm and snuggly this view is and it’s really great for kids who need some extra warmth around the neck on cold days. You can also add the hem band to this view if you’d like and as with all of the views of this pattern you can swap out the funnel neckline for a crew neck if preferred. We used some gorgeous deadstock rib-knit from our studio for this sample!
I love this pattern for my kid’s cold-weather wardrobes! The loose fit and drop shoulders make for a super warm, comfy garment that will grow with your child and the small yardage required makes it super economical and a great way to use up leftover fabrics.
I am really excited to try some hacks like leaving off the sleeves for a summer tee option and lengthening into a dress!
I really hope you love this pattern as much as I enjoyed making it for you!
We’d love to see what you’re creating from the new Mini Jarrah pattern! Don’t forget to tag your creations #MNminijarrah and @megannielsenpatterns to share what you’ve been working on, and check out what everyone else is up to!