No. 326

Pullover Sahlström

$ 475incl. all taxes and duties

  • 75% Merino wool
  • 25% Silk

Long, straight sweater with a geometric pattern inspired by the weaver Ida Sahlström. Square neckopening and vents in the sides. Knitted in varying three dimensional structure with a light and soft feel. A flattering style for the summer wardrobe.


Oleana went to Sweden, to Sahlströmsgården and Sillegården in Värmland. We were invited into the weaver Ida Sahlström’s world (1871-1963). There were lots of drawings, samples and woven textiles. Solveig Hisdal, Oleana’s designer, started to try to get the woven expression over to knitted stitches. The textile world is a world of diversity – through generations and borders!

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.


The Norwegian word for linking is ‘kettling’, although this is originally a German word meaning ‘chain together’. On the round linking machines, linkers attach the front and back sections of the garment together at the shoulders. They patiently thread each individual stitch onto each needle, ensuring that once the first section is on, the corresponding stitch for the second section meets it. The machine then ‘links’ these together with a chain stitch. The same process applies to the trims down the front of the garment and around the neckline.

Our ambition is to produce some of the most beautiful clothes in the world, by focusing on high quality and excellent design. This requires advanced techniques, lots of handwork and the most skilled people.