Making a Patchwork Sweater Block

Sewing with Sweater Knit Scraps and Upcycled Sweaters

  • Need a good use for the sweater knit scraps, swatches, and the old sweaters you've been saving?
  • Don't have any sweater fabric handy for cutting and sewing your new sweater idea?
  • Want to practice sewing sweater knits before you work with the "good" fabric?
  • Interested in making a fun, funky, and stylish patchwork sweater?

You're in the right place!

Your Instructor

Olgalyn Jolly
Olgalyn Jolly

Hello! I'm Olgalyn Jolly, a knit designer, living and working in New York City. I'm the person behind O! Jolly! and . I help design professionals, students, and hobbyists deepen their understanding of machine knitting and sweater knits. My specialty is taking machine knitting's complexities and breaking them down into readily understandable, core concepts.

My years in the fashion industry range from leading my own knitwear line to production work to developing stitch designs for leading fashion companies and retailers. I’ve taught knitwear design and machine knitting as adjunct faculty at the Fashion Institute of Technology and Parsons School of Design and had the pleasure of teaching or presenting at the Textile Arts Center, Vogue Knitting, Mid Atlantic Fiber Association, and the American Sewing Guild.

I absolutely love helping people of all ages and skill levels learn the intricacies and the joy of working with sweater knits. Let's make sweaters together!