Now for a pattern, the Oslo by Seamwork has been on my to-do list for quite some time. You might be thinking I don't have time to make this for myself or for a gift. I want to say yes you can. I did this in three small sewing sessions. One night last week, I cut it out. Saturday morning before heading out of town for the night, I did about 30 minutes of sewing. This included the shoulder seams, setting in the sleeves and side seams. When, I got home on Sunday, I did the cuffs, hem and collar. Ta-da, done and beautiful.
The Colette blog and SeamWork has great sewing with sweater knit tips. On this sweater knit, I used some knit interfacing (non-stretch direction) at the shoulder seams and used the differential feed on my serger to attach the collar. If you are using a twin needle to hem, I like to use the knit interfacing, in the non-stretch direction at the hemline. This helps prevent the tunneling you get at times with a twin needle.
This Oslo cardigan would be great for gift sewing, it is quick and one that does not need much fitting. Or better yet, sew one for yourself !
Now to keep this Holiday theme related, let me reference some of my favorite Christmas Songs
I love Baby It's Cold Outside, particularly the one with Lauren Bacall from All I Want for Christmas