No. 322

Cardigan

A classic mid length cardigan with small flowers updated with a three dimensional knitted structure to enhance the pattern and to give it an embroidered look. Shifts in the background colour creates a subtle change in the ornaments appearance.

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Poetry in Stitches

”A scene on a chinese door, a christening bonnet from the 1700s, a baroque wallpaper, tiles in a Mooris building, flowers in the castle’s garden, bodice from a folk costume, a china bowl from Istanbul, or an old woven textile from Sweden.

With pencil and colours it becomes poetry in stitches, and new beautiful garments.

Inspiration, sketching, programming, shaping, photography and production. The road is long and the garment goes through many hands before being finished and ready to be presented to the world.”

This is Solveig Hisdal’s own words about the process from inspiration to finished garment. We are lucky to have such a skilled designer at the helm of our company.

Buttons

We want the buttons to be that extra little detail that makes you love your Oleana garment . We are buying buttons from all over the world in all kinds of materials and colours, glass, metal, polyamide etc. Our designer, Solveig Hisdal, puts her honor in finding just the right button to each model. (You will always find an extra button in the side seam in case you should be unlucky to loose one).

Merino wool and silk

Oleana has decided  to work with the very best raw materials. Oleana’s main quality is an exclusive soft worsted yarn in a mixture of 25% silk and 75% merino wool. In a worsted yarn the fibers are combed and the fibers are lying more parallel than in a carded yarn. To spin a worsted yarn you need longer fibers and the yarn gets smoother, more shiny and stronger than a carded yarn.

The raw materials, merino wool and silk, makes the yarn soft and delicate. Silk is one of thinnest, most shiny fibers you can find. Merino wool is the thinnest wool fiber next to cashmere. The yarn spun from a mixture of merino wool and silk keeps you warm in cold weather and cool in warm weather. Yarns in these fibers have the ability to absorb moister without feeling wet. Oleana buys the merino/silk yarn from two traditional spinners in North Italy who are suppliers to the most exclusive textile producers in the world.