My first knit top was made with Jalie 2805. I’m still not sure what I think of it. I actually made two of these in the same size—one was too small and this one was too big. The reason was the fabric: this 100% cotton interlock is stretchy but has no recovery, so it just kept getting bigger and bigger. I took it in about 2 inches on the sides and some through the armhole with the result being a “wearable failure” of a top that fits but who’s neck opening is much too wide. The second one I made didn’t have nearly enough stretch and landed in the scrap box. And, wow that V-neck was tough!
The third one I made with the same soft blue cotton—in the child’s size 6—and has been loved and worn often. A little mother/daughter matchy-matchy is fun! The best thing about Jalie patterns is the size range you get. I’ve got a few ideas for kid designs using this as a sloper.