I am so excited to officially announce the release of a new cardigan pattern: Avalyn.
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.
Before beginning to knit the pattern sample, I learned how to cable without a cable needle and it is a beautiful thing. It really made the knitting go by quickly, and I highly recommend the technique for this pattern. In addition to providing written instructions in the pattern on how to work the cables with and without a cable needle, I also created a video tutorial demonstrating the cabling without a cable needle technique. Check it out on the tutorials page and let me know what you think!
This pattern has been a long time in the making, and I'm thrilled to have finally released it. I hope you love it as much as I do!