When Seamwork launched, I thought the articles were really interesting, but I wasn’t so sure about the patterns. I’ve been working to build my sewing skills beyond “quick and easy” projects, so I generally skipped over the designs. However, I kept seeing great versions of the Oslo Cardigan online and they always looked so comfortable and just like the kind of layer I like to have.
I downloaded the pattern and I’m happy to report that it is indeed great! As ever, I love how long the sleeves are. I made an extra small in a heathered green and black sweater knit from BlackBird Fabrics. It’s a different colour story of what I used for my DIY JCrew Linden. It’s so soft, but a bit more on the delicate side, so I omitted the buttons and buttonholes. The hem is finished with a twin needle (my machine played nicely this time). I’ve got my eye on a few other Seamwork patterns. I think I’ll use them like little palette cleansers in between more elaborate projects.
I’ve been sick all week and spent most of my time wrapped up in this sweater. Of course, now I want more of them. Next time with the buttons!
Project: Oslo Cardigan
Total Cost: $40.75
Pattern: $15.75 (CAD)
Time: 2 hours, including PDF assembly
Fit Adjustments: None. Straight size XS.