We have collaborated with African maker and designer Ola Ogunlolu a.k.a.
@ola.bout.handmade to create a fun and vibrant hand-knit sweater.
Ola began his crafting journey not so long ago in 2017. In this short space of time,
he has mastered his skills and formed a beautifully recognizable colourful style for
both knitting and crochet. He loves transforming yarn into fabrics of wearable art,
that effortlessly brighten the wearers day.
Ola is a true advocate for handcraft as well as being a huge social media influencer
- promoting slow-fashion while finding serenity through creating.
Pattern available in downloadable format.
Add a bit of nautical flair to your wardrobe with the Boatswain sweater.
Its lightweight feel, loose fit, and cropped silhouette; paired with long sleeves, make this sweater the optimal staple for those perfect sunny days that come accompanied by a cool breeze. Helix knitting provides the perfect balance between engagement and ease, thereby fostering an ideal knitting experience that allows this project to be enjoyable to knitters of varying levels of expertise.
It is an English (US) written pattern.
Col A: Optic White x 3 / 4 / 4 / 4 / 5 / 5 / 6 / 6 / 6
Col B: Scuba x 2 / 2 / 2 / 2 / 2 / 3 / 3 / 3 / 3
Col C: Blue Steel x 2 / 2 / 2 / 2 / 2 / 3 / 3 / 3 / 3
Yarn included in the kit:
100% Organic Cotton
180m per 50g ball (197 yards)
Optional tools for your selection:
3.5mm 100cm circular needles
3.5mm 40cm circular needles
2.75mm 100cm circular needles
2.75mm 40cm circular needles
8 x stitch markers
Large eyed blunt tip sewing needles
Skill Level: Intermediate
XS S M L XL 2XL 3XL 4XL 5XL
Neck width 29cm 29cm 29cm 29cm 29cm 29cm 29cm 29cm 29cm
Yoke ribbing 2.5cm 2.5cm 2.5cm 2.5cm 2.5cm 2.5cm 2.5cm 2.5cm 2.5cm
Chest round 86cm 97cm 107cm 117cm 127cm 137cm 147cm 157cm 168cm
Chest flat 43cm 48cm 53cm 58cm 63cm 68cm 73cm 78cm 84cm
Sleeve ribbing 2.5cm 2.5cm 2.5cm 2.5cm 2.5cm 2.5cm 2.5cm 2.5cm 2.5cm
Sleeve length 41.9cm 43.2cm 43.2cm 44.5cm 44.5cm 45.7cm 45.7cm 47cm 47cm
- Downloadable pattern
- Cotton Project Kit Bag