Spring has decided to take a break for awhile, so I thought it was the perfect opportunity to sew up Jalie‘s new Romy sweater pattern. I searched my stash and pulled out a super soft (and slightly fuzzy) gray, ribbed sweater knit that I’ve been holding onto for just the right occasion and set to work.

Let me start off by saying that the Romy has to be one of the easiest patterns of the new collection. It has 4 pieces and no hems (instead it has bands) so construction comes together very quickly and is perfect for beginners or those who want to try knit patterns. The end result is a loose fitting, batwing design that is super cozy to wear. I had the chance to wear this one out yesterday (the photo on the right is everything I used to pull this look together) and it felt great, so it’s definitely a winner in my book. Today I’m trying to figure out how I can extend this pattern into a “spring” style (less sweater, more top) and may try making this in a lightweight, slightly sheer cotton.