We are huge fans of the True Bias Marlo Sweater, and have made multiple versions in all sorts of fabrics form the shop! Shop owner Deren sewed herself a new one in a recently arrived fabric. It is a 100% Merino Wool. This is some of the nicest wool fabric we have ever had, and it makes a wonderful Marlo. While technically, not a "stretch' fabric it has enough natural stretch to make sewing all of the hems and bindings possible. When sewing the shawl collar you will use the longer pattern piece.
This is a confident beginner pattern.
Our Marlo Sweater bundle comes with material and notions to sew your own cozy Marlo:
- enough fabric to sew your chosen size and view of the Marlo (use our chart below to help you pick!) Fabric is discounted 10%-15% in the bundle.
- 4 - 25mm rimmed edge corzo buttons (you need 3 for the cropped and 4 for the long version)
- 1/2 yard of Tricot Interfacing
- 100M of Gutterman coordinating thread
- fresh needle for your machine
- printed PDF Copy Shop sewing pattern* (optional)
Please, note that the Marlo Sweater pattern is a separate purchase from True Bias Our bundle includes the PDF copy shop file printed. You will need to purchase the PDF pattern from True Bias to get all of the files, including the sewing instructions, and upload the AO file in order for us to print your pattern.
If you do not need the copy_shop pattern printed, select 'no pattern' from the drop down menu.
This pattern is available in 2 size ranges: 0-18 and 14-30. Please make sure to upload the correct size range of your pattern for us to print. Consult the size charts to know how much fabric you should order in your bundle.
Yardage recommendations are by size. Feel free to order a little less or more fabric as you desire. Deren sewed the size 8 cropped using 1.75 yards of fabric, so it may also work for you if you are sewing the size 0-10.
Deren is 5'1" shown wearing the size 8, View A (short version), in the color Caramel. Her current measurements are Bust: 36" Waist: 30" Hips: 36". The only adjustment she made was to shorten the sleeves by 2".
There is no need to wash the wool fabric but you can give it a little steam with your iron if you want. Using a wood seam clapper helps to get better pressed seams on wool. Deren found it neater to hand sew the collar down on the inside of the garment.