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Cocoon Cardigan #107 Burda November 2013

Added Dec 3, 2013

by rita61

Chemainus, Canada






Comfy and cozy cardigan for my daughter. It is the perfect weight and warmth for this time of year for her. I did not use any bias tape as per the instructions; the fabric is stable, so when I tested the bias tape in the shoulder seams, it made it bulky and affected the drape. I used woolly nylon in my serger loppers which left the seams edges soft.

When I cut the fabric, I left enough extra fabric at the nicely finished selvedges so that I could use the selvedges for the band. We were very happy with the effect it created. I hand stitched the seam edges of the band to the inside, which helped to keep the band lying flat. I also added the same width band to the edges of the sleeves, instead of hemming the sleeves.

The pattern would be very easy for a beginner; even easier if you do not add the pockets and pick an easy fabric to work with.

Material Notes

The material is 30% wool and 70% acrylic. It has no stretch.


Spring, Fall
Garment Type
Blends, Wool

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    Feb 28, 2014, 08.30 PMby saxsilverain

    oooh, that looks really comfy & i love the way you used the selvage for the band! really love how it turned out! :)

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      Mar 1, 2014, 11.19 PMby rita61

      Thanks.She has styled it so many different ways, it’s a surprise each time she wears it. She is wearing it while attending a women’s fair today, and she text’d that an 82 y/o lady tried to take it from her as it matched her boots, and offered to trade her Danier leather jacket for it!!!

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    Dec 4, 2013, 04.09 PMby liliv-1

    I like very much the way you used the selvedges, it created a very pretty effect. It’s very stylish rita and it looks great on your daughter!

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      Dec 6, 2013, 06.23 AMby rita61

      Thank you Lili. She has been wearing it alot. We woke up to light snowfall this morning, so just in time to keep her cozy.

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    Dec 4, 2013, 03.53 PMby velvetribbon

    I am planning to make this jacket and glad that yours turned out so well. Thanks for sharing the idea of using the selvedges as bias. Your daughter look very happy with her new jacket and it suits her nicely :)

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      Dec 6, 2013, 06.22 AMby rita61

      Thank you. Looking forward to seeing yours!

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    Dec 3, 2013, 04.32 PMby Oksana Starzhynska

    It Is really very nice outfit, Rita. I must confess when I see such things in magazines, it’s hard for me to imagine them on real people, probably because they are out of my style but your work and the way this cardigan looks on your doughter and how much it suits her impresses me greatly!!! The chosen fabric and all those nice eges and the pictures you got – all is very stylish and fashionable.

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      Dec 4, 2013, 07.20 AMby rita61

      Thank you for your great comments. I had a hard time imagining this one, but my daughter had just seen something similar to it on the internet, and because I have been teaching her to look at design lines, she recognized this one immediately. I was lucky enough to find the fabric the first time I looked for it, and even luckier that it was 70% off.

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      Dec 4, 2013, 05.20 PMby Oksana Starzhynska

      It is really very nice, I look throught the pictures again with great pleasure. Your daughter has a perfect eye with her choice:-))

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      Dec 6, 2013, 06.21 AMby rita61

      Thanks ! She’s blushing ;-)

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    Dec 3, 2013, 01.49 PMby kisses

    Looks very cozy and warm…perfect for the winter

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      Dec 4, 2013, 07.15 AMby rita61

      Thanks Kisses. The weather here is cooler the last week, and she can wrap herself in it as she is going between house and car.

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    Dec 3, 2013, 11.58 AMby trploceanmoon

    Awsome job!! I was looking at this pattern, and was thinking of giving it a try! I think yours came out great! Love the edges!

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      Dec 4, 2013, 07.14 AMby rita61

      Thanks! You’ll have no problem making it, it is very simple and quick. My daughter was very happy with the edges.

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    Dec 3, 2013, 08.06 AMby Ellen Hatteland

    This jacket looks super on your daughter Rita! It was a great idea to use the selvedges as bias. I have made this pattern too, and I will post is later. Very nice :)

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      Dec 4, 2013, 07.13 AMby rita61

      Thank you ! Looking forward to seeing your version! The selvedges was a bonus, and being part wool, the seam steamed together nicely.

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      Dec 4, 2013, 07.51 AMby Ellen Hatteland

      I agree – you were very lucky, but you are a very good seamstress – so all the honor for you! :)

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    Dec 3, 2013, 06.20 AMby Mary Athey

    Wow!! This is gorgeous rita, i have this on my to do list and i’m so pleased to see it made uP. I Have had 3 metres of an itilian boucle in my stash far to long!! This us fab on your daughter and she styled it so well. Young and modern x

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      Dec 4, 2013, 07.11 AMby rita61

      Thanks Mary for your lovely comment ! I can see you making this in an hour; it is so easy to make. I forgot to mention, I added a little extra length to the band; not sure if I measured it wrong, or if it was because the fabric had no give, but I needed it. My daughter is 67 inches or 170.2 cm tall, so the length is good on her. I’m a little shorter, and I disappear with the length.

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      Dec 4, 2013, 07.45 AMby Mary Athey

      I think me and your daughter are near the same height. i’m 5’8 well probably 5’’7 now with Shrinkage lol. I’ll take this into account when i get round to doing mine x

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