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chunky sweaters

Added Oct 19, 2017

by mokosha

Beograd, Serbia






made this pattern once before,
using some thin wool fabric,
and it looked all droopy and unattractive..
but i thought it has potential,
so i gave it another go, but this time in proper fabric
some sort of boiled wool knit
that i’ve found in remnant bin of my favorite local fabric shop
i loved it soo much, that i’ve made another one immediately
made some changes to the pattern
as i cut both front and back on fold, to eliminate central front and back seams
also, i made the hem more even
i made smaller size than i would normally do
as i always do when sewing burda’s oversized patterns
also, when making blue version, i did not have enough fabric, so i cut with minimal allowances
and this version is probably closer to size 34 than 36 that i was making
but it’s knit fabric, and oversize desing, so it stil fits ok
both are made entirely on my overlocker, and than hemmed by hand
(blue one looks a bit wonky as it still wasn’t hemmed when we took pictures)

Material Notes

around 1.5m of boiled wool knit for each




Fall, Winter

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    Nov 15, 2017, 04.05 PMby DeniseJo

    Hi, I’ve been all over the burda website trying to find out how accurate their sizing chart is. I noticed you mentioned above that their patterns run big. According to their sizing chart, I need a 42 (I normally wear a size 6 or 8 from store-bought clothes. Do you think I should go down a burda size? Should I go down more than one size? Sorry, this is kind of off-topic from your post, but I’m disappointed to find that the forum is pretty non-active on this website. Any help is much appreciated.

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    Nov 3, 2017, 04.47 PMby sewing fanatic

    Fabulous style and quality!

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      Nov 4, 2017, 09.28 AMby mokosha

      thank you :)

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    Oct 31, 2017, 05.49 AMby Dworley

    These sweaters look great in your chunky heavier fabrics! I may make one too

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    • Princezica_large

      Nov 1, 2017, 10.48 PMby mokosha

      glad you like them!

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    Oct 23, 2017, 10.12 AMby Mary Athey

    I love these. What fabulous kimperz and you loom grest wearing them xx

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    • Princezica_large

      Oct 23, 2017, 08.56 PMby mokosha


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    Oct 23, 2017, 01.24 AMby izbott

    Funky & contemporary. Next time I get my hands on wool, I will keep this pattern in mind. I think I like your versions more than the examples from birds. The texture is so rich. Girl you got style. ;-)

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      Oct 23, 2017, 08.56 PMby mokosha

      thank you very much :)

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    Oct 22, 2017, 06.29 AMby Maria Loupa

    So beautiful, both sweaters.

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    • Princezica_large

      Oct 22, 2017, 11.16 AMby mokosha


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    Oct 21, 2017, 07.13 PMby TeenyUK

    I’m so glad you’ve made these because I too have this pattern and I was wondering what it would be like if the hem was straightened up and maybe lengthened a bit. And it looks great!

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    • Princezica_large

      Oct 22, 2017, 11.17 AMby mokosha

      glad that you like them :)

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    Oct 21, 2017, 04.24 PMby Iris Arctica

    These sweaters look so cool, I really like your choice of fabric!

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    • Princezica_large

      Oct 21, 2017, 06.35 PMby mokosha


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    Oct 20, 2017, 01.23 PMby SurMesure

    Love your sweaters, they look very confortable. As you mentioned I tried this pattern and the result was way too big! I should give it another try with a better fabric. Thanks for the inspiration!

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      Oct 21, 2017, 06.35 PMby mokosha

      thank you for the lovely words :)

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