I confess I made this version of the Oslo cardigan at the beginning of September – in fact I made two almost identical but can only show you the cardigan I kept.
This is the purple sweater knit from Truro Fabrics (sorry cannot find it on their website) made into the Oslo cardigan available in Seamwork, Colette Patterns’ online magazine. I have made this before out of a red cotton mix sweater knit and it has been a summer stalwart. In fact I wore it when I was in Cornwall and my Mum liked the style so much that the purchase of purple sweater knit in Truro was already earmarked for two Oslo cardigans. I bought three metres- it was like carrying a couple of pillows around with me in shopping bags!
My Mum knew this would be a birthday present for her and requested shorter sleeves, as that’s her style. So I made one with the regular long sleeves (& yummy long cuffs- the sleeves cover up wrists so well when it’s cold) – & the other I made with slightly shorter 3/4 sleeves and drafted a different cuff arrangement – it was wider (as the sleeve would be when it is shorter) & not as deep. I am really sorry I didn’t take any pics, but you can probably imagine it?
This is the technical drawing. I have not added fastenings to either of my Oslo cardigans so they just hang open unless I clutch them around me, as demonstrated above 🙂
I made them both at the same time, sewing all of it on my overlocker.
For the making notes, have a look at my previous Oslo cardigan as nothing much changed (except my overlocker blade – a huge difference in sewing those triple thickness seams at the join of collar to cardigan!). I also used wondertape again to set the hem before I sewed it.
The other benefit from these cardigans? I had enough left over to make an Astoria sweater- but haven’t worn it yet. I will update you after the opportunity for some trials! I do find that there are some really good wardrobe builders in the Seamwork package, and did you know the subscription operates differently now? You collect pattern credits & can choose which patterns to use them on. I haven’t tried it out for myself yet, so can’t tell you any more than that, but it seems more of a flexible system? oh to have the hours in the day to sew everything you fancy …