Hi friends! Today’s make is a very basic, oversized sweatshirt that has been keeping me pretty warm lately. I’ve been wanting to make the Brunswick Pullover by Hey June ever since it was released, and I’m so happy that I finally got around to it. There are a lot of really cute details included in this pattern, but I decided to keep mine very basic for just wearing at home or as a warm layer under a coat.
My inspiration for using this waffle knit fabric was from an Instagram post from Candace Read. Looking at it now, mine didn’t come out very similar, so I might try again eventually. The shoulder seams are much lower on mine, and the fit should probably be a little less oversized. The waffle fabric she used seems like it’s more lightweight by the way the cowl lays, and the cowl looks a little bit shorter. I think if I try this again in the future, I’ll have to create my own pattern, and use the Jarrah Sweater or maybe the Monroe Turtleneck (along with some adjustments).
This is the cotton/spandex waffle knit from I See Fabric in the color Pine. It’s a nice fabric, and I also made a Marlo Sweater with it in a different color last year. I’m still a huge fan of green, and I just bought a linen twill bottom weight fabric in the color Evergreen to make an oversized button-up.
This pattern is VERY oversized, so I actually went down one size from the size my measurements put me. I’ve seen people go down 3 sizes with this pattern, so it just depends on the look and fit you’re going for. I always like to measure or try other clothes that I have up to the pattern, and use it as a guide to make sure I’m not making something too small or short.
The sleeves on this pattern are long and the cuffs are really loose, so take that into account when you’re making yours if you want to make any adjustments. Here are the adjustments I made:
-lengthened bodice by 1.5″
-shortened the sleeves by .5″
-made the cuffs 2″ slimmer
I love the subtle high-low hemline, and it’s so cozy! I don’t really like tight turtlenecks, but I like scarfs and this is like a built in scarf…and food catcher sometimes. Haha.
As always, let me know if you have any questions, and happy cozy sweater making!
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