Opal Coat- and Cardigan by Paprika Patterns

A relaxed-fit knit coatigan or cardigan with a dropped shoulder.

Pattern: Opal Cardigan
Designer: Paprika Patterns
Categories: Cardigans
Difficulty: Beginner
Recommended Fabrics: Knits, Double Knit, French Terry, Jersey, Ponte de Roma, Sweater Knit, Sweatshirt Fleece, Waffle Knit
required fabric: 17/8 to 21/4 yards
Sizes: 2 - 12
Digital Sewing Pattern$12.00
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The Opal Cardigan from Paprika Patterns is a relaxed-fit, knit coat- or cardigan with dropped shoulders. This garment doesn't have any closures, front and neckline are finished with bands, which allow this to be sewn up quickly.

Three different lengths, from hip to ankle, are included. You can also customize your cardigan with short or elbow-length sleeves and two pocket options. Three neckline options are available as well.

Sewn in a lighter weight sweater knit your Opal will be perfect for days when the weather goes back and forth between hot and cold. Made in a sturdy but cozy sweater knit you'll have the perfect cardigan for curling up with a cup of tea or coffee.

Pattern Previews

Opal Coat- and Cardigan by Paprika Patterns Pattern Preview 1 | Indiesew.com
Opal Coat- and Cardigan by Paprika Patterns Pattern Preview 2 | Indiesew.com
Opal Coat- and Cardigan by Paprika Patterns Pattern Preview 3 | Indiesew.com

Pattern Details

Intended Paper Size: Letter (8.5in x 11in) or A4 (21cm x 29.7cm)
Number of Files Included: 7
Total Number of Pages: 45
Copy Shop Version Included: Yes
Pattern uses layers to select size: Yes

Pattern Size Chart (inches)

Bust333639 1/242 1/245 1/248 1/2
Waist262932 1/235 1/238 1/241 1/2
Hip35 1/238 1/241 1/2454851

Finished Garment Measurements (inches)

Bust374043 1/446 1/249 5/852 3/4
Waist3538 1/841 3/844 1/247 5/850 3/4
Hip37 3/4414447 1/450 3/853 1/2
Length - View A27 1/827 1/227 3/428 1/828 3/828 3/4
Length - View B33 1/233 3/43434 3/834 3/435
Length - View C37 3/837 3/43838 3/838 5/839

Fabric Required (yards)

60" Wide - View A1 7/81 7/81 7/81 7/81 7/81 7/8
60" Wide - View B222222
60" Wide - View C2 1/42 1/42 1/42 1/42 1/42 1/4
Elastic - All Views1 1/81 1/81 1/81 1/81 1/81 1/8

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Required Tools

  • Sewing Machine
  • Serger
  • Scissors
  • Iron & Ironing Board
  • Pins
  • Measuring Tape

Optional Tools

  • Serger
  • Rotary Cutter and Mat
  • Tailor's Chalk

Required Supplies

  • Clear Elastic
  • Thread
  • Universal Needle

Optional Supplies

  • Ballpoint Needle
  • Stretch Needle

Additional Notes

This PDF sewing pattern includes all pattern pieces and step-by-step instructions with illustrations.

This was really easy to execute and came out really professional looking. I did the knee length version in coating material and wear this as a Fall/Spring coat instead of a sweater and am SO happy with it! This pattern is really versatile and has different length and pocket options to choose from.

I love it! Easy to follow and put together. Mine is so comfortable!

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