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Sewing the cardigan “Doro” with free pattern (February only)

In February, we are offering you this free pattern for the “Doro” cardigan. This knitted cardigan, featuring a large graphic design, is great for snuggling up in and is ideal for cozy days at home. 

As with last month’s pattern for the “Lu” bag, you’ll have to be quick again. The pattern for sewing the cardigan will only be available for free download in February 2021. You can download the pattern for free until 02/28/2020. You can find the download link for the pattern below in the article. 

Missed the free download?

Are you too late, but really want to sew the cardigan? You can find the pattern in our online shop:

Sewing the cardigan “Doro”

The pattern for the “Doro” cardigan is available in sizes 36 to 48.

The knitted cardigan is an open cardigan with a graphic design. The loose-fitting, casual boho style is perfect for spending cozy days at home in front of the fire with a cup of tea. 

Sewing Cardigan

The cardigan can be worn with a plain-colored top, with dresses and skirts.
Tip: Adding patch pockets makes the cardigan even more cozy.

Sewing Cardigan with a graphic design

Issue 66 of inspiration (Fall/Winter 2016)

The pattern and sewing instructions for the “Doro” cardigan appeared in the Fall/Winter 2016 issue of “inspiration”. Below is the cover of the magazine, which also features other great sewing projects. For example, the long light gray winter coat and handbag.

inspiration Magazine #66

Issue 66 is available as a single issue in the inspiration online shop at the following link:

Alongside some beautiful women’s fashion and children’s projects, in this issue of “inspiration” you can also find ideas for your home under the heading of “Living and Lifestyle”, including a lampshade for a floor lamp, a cushion cover decorated using the punching tool, and a large storage basket that is both practical and decorative at the same time.

Downloading the “Doro” cardigan pattern (February 2021 only)

You can download the free sewing pattern for the “Doro” cardigan at the following link:

The link takes you to the BERNINA website. The pattern is available to download free of charge during the month of February after you register for the BERNINA inspiration newsletter.

Sewing cardigan in casual boho style

Unzip the zip file containing the pattern

After downloading, you will have a zip file. In the extracted folder you will find:

  • Sewing instructions with information on materials, cutting out and sewing
  • A pattern in A4 format. You can print this out on your regular printer at home and stick the sheets together. Make sure you print out the pattern using the “original size” setting. Check the test square to make sure the pattern has been printed out in the correct size.

Please note that clicking the download button will automatically download the zip file to your computer. You will have to unzip it to access the PDF pattern. In Windows, you do this by right clicking on the file and clicking on the menu item “Extract all”. On a Mac, you can unzip zip files by double clicking the left mouse button.

Downloaded files are generally automatically put into the downloads folder, but this depends on the operating system, the device used and your local settings. If you download the file on your smartphone and cannot find the file or cannot unzip it, please try using a desktop computer.

Missed the download?

Do you want to sew the cardigan, but missed the download for the pattern? No problem! You can order the magazine as a single issue (including the printed pattern) from the shop and have it delivered to your home. Simply click on the following link:

We wish you lots of fun and success with your sewing!

Best wishes,

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