Ola Placket Pullover
This pullover can be found in Lucinda Guy's Northern Knits book.
In the Nordiska Museet in Stockholm, there are some beautiful examples of simple white linen work shirts and shifts that have embroidered details of hearts, stylized flowers, and birds at the neckline and on the sleeves. The shortish and loose-fitting Ola sweater is a knitted version of those embroidered shirts. Using pure two-strand white Swedish wool, both the sleeves and the main body are knitted in the round, then embellished with simple cross-stitches and French knots. The three-quarter-length sleeves begin with a lovely red and white twined knitted cast-on. This sweater is ideal for layering.