Monday, October 29, 2012

Jalie 2911 - Shawl-collared Pullover

When I pulled out the Jalie pattern I used for my daughter's jeans, I noticed Jalie 2911 and the relaxed, cozy look of it really appealed to me.

I had a length of lightweight cotton fleece that I thought would be a good match for this. The view with the hood looked particularly cozy to me, but I didn't have enough fabric for that.

Jalie 2911

The instructions for applying the shawl collar are good, but those inset corners require some precision. You really want to hit them bang-on the first time. Which is not what I did. Ripping out stitches in this dark, fuzzy fabric was no treat. I was able to get the corners in well, but I was left with a little hole in the corner. A few discreet hand stitches closed it up. The pucker shows up pretty well in the picture, but I don't think it is as noticeable in real life.

Jalie 2911

I added cuffs with thumb holes to up the warm-and-cozy factor. I think the holes ended up a little too small, but I haven't actually worn it yet to say for sure.

A cup of tea and a good book will be the perfect accessories for this top.


  1. The top looks great and very cozy! I made this one awhile back - and am glad to hear I'm not the only one who had issues with those corners. I've been wanting to make another - but have put it off thinking about dealing with those darned things again! Do you think adding small pieces of interfacing at the corners might help?

  2. Looks great! thanks for sharing.