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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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  • Jen Adams EditEditing comments on the BERNINA blog is only possible after logging in with a blog user account. Sign up now or create a user account if you do not have one yet.

    Hi, Is there any way to get the instructions only in English, the patterns themselves are not an issue just the instructions. I accidently downloaded from the German site last year. Think I have done this with a few by mistake. Any help would be apprecited. Thanks

  • Alberta EditEditing comments on the BERNINA blog is only possible after logging in with a blog user account. Sign up now or create a user account if you do not have one yet.

    Attention:  Jasmin GraberPlease read my response below.  The link to download your free monthly patterns is defective, as verified by Bernina of America Customer Service.  I attempted to download the “Doro” cardigan within the month of February 2021, and was unable to access the pattern while it was free.  I would sincerely appreciate a reply from you, since I made every effort to download this pattern before the expiration date.  If you can email the pattern to me, that will be acceptable.  I will need to print it on 8 1/2″ x 11″ paper.  If needed, you may contact Bernina of America Customer Service representative, Lynn, to verify my attempts to download the pattern.  Sincerely,  Alberta Chappell 

    • ramonawirth EditEditing comments on the BERNINA blog is only possible after logging in with a blog user account. Sign up now or create a user account if you do not have one yet.

      Dear Alberta,

      I am aware of the situation and will contact you via the provided e-Mail  adress!
      Best regards, Ramona

  • Alberta EditEditing comments on the BERNINA blog is only possible after logging in with a blog user account. Sign up now or create a user account if you do not have one yet.

    I attempted to download the “Doro” cardigan jacket in the month of February when it was free.  The link to download the pattern was defective.  I reported this issue to Bernina of America customer service, who verified the defective line, and was provided an email address to contact Inspirations staff.  I DID NOT receive a reply from Inspirations staff and Bernina of America could not help.  My correspondence with both Bernina of America and Inspirations was before February 28, 2021.  I have also attempted to download the pattern for the March free pattern; again, the link was defective.  I am hereby requesting that you send me the pattern for the “Doro” jacket because I tried for 10 days to download it within the month of February.  I have been using Bernina top-of-the-line models for 50 years and am a retired award-winning Bernina dealer.  Your response to my request will be greatly appreciated.  Sincerely, Alberta Chappell, Email:  [email protected]

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