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Added Oct 27, 2008

By burdastyle

New York, New Yo...






This is a great men’s zip-up jacket pattern with a stand-up rib collar, raglan sleeves, and pockets. For ours, instead of using tried-and-true sweatshirt fabric to make the basic zip-up we see all the time, we decided on a decadent cable knit with contrasting ribbing, putting a classic spin on a modern staple. Whatever fabrication you decide on, whomever zips up in this cozy creation will surely be pleased!

Material Notes

knit, rib knit, 26" zipper



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Garment Type
Casual, Preppy


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    Feb 22, 2010, 08.02 PMby vammocho

    awesome! i luv it..

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    Nov 6, 2008, 01.16 PMby kellha

    This is awesome. I just happened to find two XXL Men’s sweaters at the thrift shop last month that I intended to felt, including a very soft angora/wool blend with an argyle pattern – perfect for this!

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    Oct 31, 2008, 12.02 AMby yllyanna

    Why not rescue a gently-loved oversized sweater from second hand, then cut your appropriately-sized pattern pieces from it?

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    Oct 29, 2008, 07.46 AMby clearlysewcrazy

    Does anyone know where you can get good quality knit? I am not a knitter. Gorgeous pics. Oh to be young again…..

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    Oct 29, 2008, 06.47 AMby mirela

    Cool pattern, but the fabric is amazing!!!! There used to be a link to buy fabric, this is the kind of fabric I would totally buy…but where from?

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    Oct 28, 2008, 07.53 PMby loreliz

    ohhh wow im melting too :-) guy, whoever you are, keep modeling for Burdastyle!!

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    Oct 28, 2008, 03.53 PMby northernsuze

    Wow, beautiful. My Great-Grandmother did something similar for her farming family. She made zip-up vests and lined jackets with the worn hand-knit sweaters. She even took pieces of various men’s sweaters and re-cut them for the kids. The family stories report some pretty wild combinations! But one and all loved the mitts and leggings sown out of old felted wool sweaters.

    Thanks Burda! Suzanne northern BC Canada

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    Oct 28, 2008, 02.35 PMby adam1955uk

    Oh, and I forgot to say ‘Thank you Burda’ for slipping in the odd man’s pattern!

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    Oct 28, 2008, 02.34 PMby adam1955uk

    Mmmm… very tasty… AND the pattern’s nice as well (!) Now I just need to find some dear old lady to knit me up some fabric…!

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    Oct 28, 2008, 12.39 PMby licarrit

    Looks like I’ll be haunting thrift shops for some sweaters to chop up for this, only I am thinking V neck with the thick ribbing so it does a kind of shawl collar.

    While the boy is young enough to be my son, he is adorable! You are some very lucky girls.

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    Oct 28, 2008, 11.13 AMby rosalora

    I’m like everyone else on here and definitely think you should share your source for that comfy textile! I haven’t seen anything like it at all here in the South.


    What a cutie! Props to Burda for consistently adorable boys.

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    Oct 28, 2008, 09.19 AMby ohjoy

    While i’m not big on knits I like the pattern and by the way, Can I marry him?

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    Oct 28, 2008, 06.06 AMby skarinja

    Burdastyle! Can you please let us know where you got the fabric for these two knit sweaters? They’re beautiful but for the life of me I have NO idea where you found such beautiful knits!

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    Oct 28, 2008, 05.32 AMby ctee

    yay ! raglan sleeves i’ve been wanting to make something with those ^^ thanks burdastyle !

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    Oct 28, 2008, 04.38 AMby textilet

    Come on – what gives – who knitted the fabric first? I have yet to see any fabric like this to buy – if u did get it ready made – share ur source please!!

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    Oct 28, 2008, 02.06 AMby victors

    Thought it was a hand knit pattern when i first saw it, better not let my daughter see it. she will neeeed one now!!! thanks BS;)

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    Oct 27, 2008, 11.18 PMby bugsymalone1102

    Love <3 I would love to make this for my brother. Thanks!

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    Oct 27, 2008, 10.15 PMby moti133

    thank u burdastyle. I m going to make it for my husband. But first I want to make the jacket and then this pattern. good luck.

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    Oct 27, 2008, 07.50 PMby calicocouture

    This is really nice! Where do you find such incredible knit fabrics?

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    Oct 27, 2008, 05.00 PMby mivali

    AWESOME! THANK YOU, BurdaStyle!!! Hopefully I’ll be able to make this soon!

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    Oct 27, 2008, 04.14 PMby luzie

    looks great, even if I think the black-white contrast is too much with the knitted plait pattern. Thanks a lot!

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    Oct 27, 2008, 01.40 PMby camilaustral

    i really like it!! and i’m hoping the size of the jacket is bigger than the real model size, because i like fitted clothes for my boyfriend and he is thin. thanks for the FREE patern!!!

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    Oct 27, 2008, 11.05 AMby polychromatin

    It looks really great, but I’m not sure if my boyfriend would wear it. btw.: the 4th picture made me melt :D

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    Oct 27, 2008, 10.45 AMby ghainskom

    Thank you Burdastyle!

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    Oct 27, 2008, 09.59 AMby dina17

    Lovely! It really inspires me, but I will never be able to find the fabric. :(

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