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Gathered brown merino wool cardigan

Added Jun 4, 2013

by squirrellypoo

London, United K...






Yes, a wool cardigan in June, because English summers are fickle!! I absolutely love this pattern from the March Burda magazine, and it sewed up beautifully be be aware that THIS PATTERN RUNS VERY SMALL! I was warned by other reviewers so I added width to both of the side seams which was enough, or you could otherwise go up a size.

I have quite a few other tips and tricks for this pattern so please head over to!

Material Notes

Italian brown merino wool jersey I bought off etsy (now sold out). It’s so thin and fine, but robust enough to not stretch all over the place, and takes a pressing really well. I used a mix of the sewing machine, overlocker/serger, and coverstitch here and the merino took to all of them beautifully.




Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Garment Type
Casual, Classic, Geek, Grunge, Preppy, Vintage
Cashmere, Blends, Knits/Jersey, Lace/Sequins, Wool

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    Jun 5, 2013, 07.29 AMby camelia db

    It looks really great! I`ve made this one in a black stretchy lace( i review it also on patternreview) , but I love yours as it is easier to wear , i find. ( i love mine too as it is such a nice pattern :) It is good that you did read those reviews, I was just lucky enough to choose a very stretch fabric, the next one I will follow your tips. PS I love ( and read ) your blog. x

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      Jun 6, 2013, 02.31 PMby squirrellypoo

      thanks so much! you were so lucky your fabric was stretchy enough! I normally assume Burda fits fine since it does 95% of the time so I’m glad I saw this on PR first. and thanks so much, I’m glad you like my site!

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    Jun 5, 2013, 02.50 AMby runningwithscissors1

    Very cute! I love the gathers on it. Too bad I don’t have that issue.

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      Jun 6, 2013, 02.29 PMby squirrellypoo

      thanks! You can download it as a pdf on the right -—→

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    Jun 4, 2013, 03.14 PMby Mary Athey

    its lovely and you’ve finished it perfectly with the contrasting green buttons. this would look fab with a pencil skirt as well squirrellypo. lovely work and photos x

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      Jun 4, 2013, 05.08 PMby squirrellypoo

      thanks! ooh you’re right – I’ll have to try it with a pencil skirt. :)

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