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Polka Drops Striped Cardigan

Added May 15, 2010

by Natalia *

Guelph, Canada






I made this cardigan for my boyfriend using the Polka Drops free pattern that catchannette had used for her Go Olive Male Cardigan project. I really loved that project and decided to try my hand at it.
My boyfriend picked out the fabric and I chose buttons and knit ribbing to match. The pattern was really easy to use, despite being in Japanese. Originally I had made it without the pockets but after one wear, my boyfriend requested pockets, so I added them on afterwards.

Material Notes

Jersey, buttons, knit ribbing



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Polka Drops

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    Jun 2, 2010, 12.49 AMby Rachel Parish

    i need to make this for my boyfriend! he’d (hopefully) love it.

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      Jun 2, 2010, 01.00 AMby Natalia *

      Im sure he would. Its a really comfy sweater and surprisingly not too hard to make. Go for it -Id love to see the result.

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    May 27, 2010, 07.42 AMby nettevivante

    Great! I love the fabric you used! Guess it was worth trying! ;)

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      May 27, 2010, 12.07 PMby Natalia *

      It was indeed worth it. I think its a great pattern. It was fairly easy, once I understood what was going on. Thanks again for all your help.

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    May 26, 2010, 02.55 PMby kimboat

    well you have most definitely inspired me to make this one, i just downloaded the pattern!

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    May 26, 2010, 01.53 PMby kimboat

    i LOVE this.

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      May 26, 2010, 01.55 PMby Natalia *

      Thank you. That means a lot coming from you, since I LOVE most of your projects. I even have some of the same patterns -the Cynthia Rowleys. I love them, although I haven’t actually tried making any of them yet. So many projects, so little time. :(

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    May 16, 2010, 08.57 AMby julietta

    This turned out great and looks so comfortable! I bet your boyfriend loves it :)

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      May 16, 2010, 01.47 PMby Natalia *

      Thanks. It is quite comfortable -the jersey is really soft, so Ive considered stealing it from him. I might just have to make my own. The pattern is quite easy, if you want to give it a go.

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      May 16, 2010, 01.51 PMby julietta

      I was thinking about making one like that for myself. How is the sizing? Could it be worn by a woman too?

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      May 16, 2010, 03.25 PMby Natalia *

      Well the one I made is a Small. Im petite (5 foot) so its large on me, but to give you an idea, my boyfriend is 5’11" and 135lbs, so hes tall and thin. I used the Medium size sleeves, because he has long arms, but other than that, I didnt have to make any adjustments. I measured the sweater and its 40" chest, 30" long and the sleeves are 22". The pattern has a smaller chest, but I added a 2" band because I used larger buttons than it called for, so that added a little more circumference. The pattern is very easy to adjust though.

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    May 15, 2010, 07.39 PMby lizah

    it looks great!!

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