Avalyn is a timeless, elegant piece with classic design details and modern, feminine shaping. The rib‑based, allover lattice texture and chunky cables together with the cardigan’s folded cuffs and shawl collar will keep you warm and cozy in sophisticated style.

This cardigan is knit seamlessly from the top down using raglan shaping. The yoke is knit first and stitches are placed on hold for the sleeves. The body is then worked to the hem, and the waist is shaped using decrease and increase methods created and tailored specially for this cardigan. Upon completion of the body, stitches are picked up along the edges of the cardigan for the shawl collar, which is shaped using short rows before the button band is worked. Finally, the sleeves are resumed and worked seamlessly in the round from the top down.

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XS (S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL)

Finished Measurements 
At bust, button bands overlapping: 29 (32½, 37, 41½, 45, 49½, 53)” / 74 (83, 94, 105, 114, 126, 135) cm

Cardigan is intended to be worn with approximately 1½” (4 cm) negative ease to 0” (0 cm) positive ease.

1888 (2005, 2338, 2537, 2721, 2979, 3166) yards / 1726 (1833, 2138, 2320, 2488, 2724, 2895) meters plied sport weight yarn.

Cardigan shown in S/32½” (82.5 cm) size and Madelinetosh Tosh Sport Sport weight, 100% Superwash Merino Wool, 270 yards (247) meters per 100g (3.5 oz) skein in colorway ‘Paper.’


  • US 2½ (3 mm) circular needle, 32” (81 cm) or longer
  • US 4 (3.5 mm) circular needle, 32” (81 cm) or longer
  • (1) Additional US 2½ (3 mm) circular needle of the same length, OR (1) 60” (152 cm) circular needle
  • Appropriate needles of the same two sizes for your preferred method of knitting sleeves in the round

Change needle size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.

28.5 sts and 32 rows = 4” (10 cm) in Lattice Rib, using larger needles, after blocking.

Instructions for Gauge Swatch are included in pattern.


  • (8) Stitch markers, color A
  • (6) Stitch markers, color B
  • (4) Removable markers
  • (2) Cable needles (see pattern notes on page 3)
  • Waste yarn or spare circular needles/cords
  • Size 4 (2 mm) crochet hook (for picking up sts)
  • Sewing needle and thread
  • (5) Size 1⅛” (28 mm) buttons


  • This pattern contains both written and charted instructions.

  • Cabling without a cable needle is highly recommended for this pattern. If this technique is new to you, or to see how it was used in this pattern, please watch the accompanying YouTube video at https://youtu.be/jqXP5Hl7Hfw or on the Tutorials page.

Printing Tips 
If you are printing a copy of the pattern, you’ll only need the following pages for your size:

  • All Sizes: Pages 1-10 (If you prefer written instructions, omit pages 8-9. If you prefer charted instructions, omit pages 6-7.)

  • Sizes XS, S, and M: Pages 11, 13-17

  • Sizes L, XL, 2XL, and 3XL: Pages 12-17