This is my finished version of the Jalie Yoko Square Roll-Neck Top — a free pattern! Merci, Jalie! (If you read my last blog post and couldn’t click through to the pattern, the link is definitely working now.)
I modified mine by adding 5 inches to the length so I could wear it with leggings and have my butt covered.
Another modification: I made the turtleneck as a separate piece, and attached a collar band to the sweater. When I wear them together it looks like one piece. You should have seen me trying to figure out how to sew a self-contained tube! That took some unexpected mental gymnastics and many unpicked seams to figure out, but me and my pea-brain managed in the end.
I used a blush-pink wool-blend sweater knit I bought in the LA fabric district when I visited there with my podcasting partner Helena. (BTW, we just released a new episode of the Clothes Making Mavens podcast. We chatted with Alex of Sewrendipity, who is AWESOME, so be sure to go have a listen.)
This came together really fast with my serger, and the boxy fit means you’ll likely have few if any fitting modifications to do.
I hope you are enjoying the holiday season so far. And thanks for stopping by!
5 thoughts on “Yoko Convertible Turtleneck Sweater & New Clothes Making Mavens podcast episode”
Looks so cozy. I am tempted. Love your tights too. Great colours and pattern.
The detachable collar is SO clever!
Ooh the collar is Fab. It does look cozy too. Great make for the climate we live in. Off to upload the new podcast episode. 🙂
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Cute one, Lori! Great idea to make it convertible. Looks so sweet and wintery on you. I’ve downloaded my copy and am planning to get to it this weekend!
Ooh yes, I forgot about this fabric! I was thinking I’d make a Toaster sweater #2 with mine. We always have such similar ideas! Yours looks cute and that pattern looks like a good one (I would expect no less from Jalie, of course!)