Jalie 2212 in Merino wool

jalie 2212This pattern went together perfectly! Jalie 2212 in size small. The directions were very simple yet the included illustrations explained the technique really well. I think I am a new Jalie convert! I used a Merino wool ponte type knit I bought at The Fabric Store in Los Angeles for this half zipup sport sweater for my son.4I love the style lines and the fact that there is no seam along the shoulders for comfort when wearing a backpack or climbing equipment. The size small fit him perfectly. This was a present so I was hoping it would fit. I bought this as a PDF, and you know I hate them. But the reviews were great on fit, and I didn’t want to have to fiddle with any fit issues since the sweater was a surprise for his birthday. And also Oliver doesn’t have any lumps or bumps, so he is really easy to fit! He loves  it!Jalie 2212 The seams are all serged then top stitched down . I used iron on stabilizer meant for embroidery to keep the seams from stretching out when top stitching. I also ironed strips of interfacing to the edges of the collar to keep that from stretching out as well. It’s important to stabilize any knit seams when top stitching or sewing in zippers to avoid wavy stretched out seams.2The only thing I did different from the instructions was to use my cover stitcher to hem the cuffs and bottom instead of using the lycra binding. I wasn’t sure if the lycra would look good with the wool so I skipped it.

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  1. says

    This looks fabulous! I’ll definitely have to add this pattern to my Jalie collection! This would be great for both my son and husband.

  2. says

    Fantastic sweater. I’ve been looking and looking at wool knits online but am afraid to buy without feeling it. Any advice?

    • says

      I don’t like to buy online either for the same reason. i recently bought some fabric I was really excited to make hiking pants with, but it was so thin when it came in the mail was so disappointed. Some sites do have reviews though, which is helpful

  3. says

    Such a pretty sweater.. Great job Justine.. And nice looking son to.. [ looks like his mom]
    Happy sewing.

  4. says

    This is a lovely sweater pattern! I agree with you on the style lines. Your son is so lucky to have a Mum like you. I think he is enjoying his sweater a lot, too!