Osier by Cheryl Toy


June 2019
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in Osier Stitch with Size A needle(s), after blocking
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
1040 - 1965 yards (951 - 1797 m)
42 (46, 50, 54, 58, 63)" [106.6 (117, 127, 137, 147.5, 160) cm] circumference at chest
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Decidedly urban and minimalist, the Osier cardigan combines modern drape with rustic tweedy texture in woolen-spun Shelter yarn. Deep ribbing edged in garter stitch forms wide bands in front and a standing collar in back. The textured stitch pattern, comprised of simple knits and purls, sings in Osier’s simple silhouette. In both cropped and longer length variations, with an open front and roomy side pockets, Osier is a sophisticated wardrobe workhorse for everyday wear.



  • This garment is worked flat in one piece from the bottom up to the underarms, then the fronts and back are worked separately. The shoulders are joined using Invisible Weaving.
  • Sleeve stitches are picked up from the armhole edge, then worked circularly to the cuff. Stitches for the front bands and collar are picked up and worked flat on a circular needle.
  • The first inch of the pocket linings are worked first, then set aside. When the body of the cardigan reaches the start of the pocket, the pocket linings are joined and worked with the body. The pocket fronts are then worked to the same height and joined to the pocket linings.


Brooklyn Tweed Shelter (100% American Targhee-Columbia Wool; 140 yds/50 grams)

Longer Version (I)

  • 9 (10, 11, 12, 13, 15) skeins
  • Photographed in color Truffle Hunt

Cropped Version (II)

  • 8 (9, 10, 11, 12, 13) skeins
  • Photographed in color Long Johns


Longer Version (I)

  • 1210 (1360, 1510, 1665, 1815, 1965) total yards of worsted weight wool yarn

Cropped Version (II)

  • 1040 (1170, 1300, 1430, 1560, 1690) total yards of worsted weight wool yarn


  • 20 stitches & 32 rows = 4” in Osier Stitch with Size A needle(s), after blocking


Size A (for Main Fabric)

  • One 47” circular needle, two 24” circular needles and one set of double-pointed needles (DPNs)* in size needed to obtain gauge listed
  • Suggested size: 4 mm (US 6)

Size B (for Ribbing)

  • One 47” circular needle and one set of DPNs*, one size smaller than Size A
  • Suggested size 3.75 mm (US 5)

*32” or longer circular needle can be used instead of DPNs if using the Magic Loop method for working small circumferences in the round (e.g. sleeves).

Finished Dimensions

  • 42 (46, 50, 54, 58, 63)“ [106.6 (117, 127, 137, 147.5, 160) cm] circumference at chest
  • Sample I (Longer Version) shown in Truffle Hunt in size 46” [117 cm] with 14” [35.5 cm] ease on model
  • Sample II (Cropped Version) shown in Long Johns in size 54” [137 cm] with 12” [30.5 cm] ease on model

Need help picking a size? See our resource page on Selecting a Sweater Size

Tutorials for all special techniques listed below are included in the pattern:

  • Invisible Weaving

Skill Level

  • Adventurous Beginner: 2 out of 5