As a Canadian, winter is a key part of my life. So, when I saw this pullover sweater from Burda, I thought this would be a really great piece to have in my closet:
Billed as a “ski sweater” on the Burda Style site, this is an oversized, drop shoulder pullover with quite the collar. I think depending on the material used, this can also be more of a jacket as well.
Construction & Tips:
This was a very easy sweater to make with just 4 pattern pieces. I would say the most difficult part would be getting the corners by the zipper nice and square. After constructing the body of this, I decided to go for a more athletic look and used striped cuffs.
I made very few modifications:
- Top stitched the collar.
- Shortened the length by 6”
- Used ribbed knit cuffing for the bottom, rather than an elastic.
This is a mixed fibres knit from Fabricland. What does “mixed fibres” mean? Not too sure, to be honest! And neither does anyone else at the store. But I can tell you that the outside has a nice sheen to it, and the inside is softer. It was also only $7/m, which I thought was a steal! It’s easy to work with, makes only a little bit of a mess and is warm to wear.
I also used navy ribbed cuffing with yellow strips for athletic effect. I got 2m from King Textiles for $9!
I’m not going to lie, I really LOVE this sweater! I’ve already worn it 3 times and have plans to make it again, especially because it’s so quick to put together. I’m interested in altering it into a jacket, with a zipper all the way down. I would also love to try it again in a knit coating material like what I used here.