Little Avalyn is a miniature-sized version of Avalyn, a timeless, elegant piece with classic design details. And don't let the name of this design fool you - it looks great on boys and girls alike! The rib-based, allover lattice texture and chunky cables together with the cardigan's folded cuffs and shawl collar will keep your little one 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. 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.
Our model is in O-Wool O-Wash Sport in Schist, in the size for 8 years.
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You will receive a digital download of this design. The pattern is written in both text and charted form.
Written for sizes 6 months (12 months, 18 months, 2 years, 4 years, 6 years, 8 years)
At chest, button bands overlapping: 19 (20, 21 1/2, 22 1/2, 24 1/2, 27, 29)"/ 48 (51, 55, 57, 62, 69, 74) cm
Cardigan is intended to be work with approximately 1-2" (3-5 cm) of positive ease.
28.5 sts and 32 rows - 10 cm/4 in in lattice rib, using larger needles, after blocking.
513 (540, 581, 751, 810, 890, 932) yds/ 469 (494, 531, 687, 741, 813, 852) m in a plied sport weight yarn. Our recommended yarns are O-Wool O-Wash Sport or Cedar House Yarns Sprig Sport.
3 mm (US 2) circular needle, 32 in/80 cm or longer
3.5 mm (US 4) circular needle, 32 in/80 cm or longer
Either an additional 3 mm (US 2) circular needle of the same length OR one 3 mm (US 2) circular needle, 60 in/152 cm
Appropriate needles of the same two sizes for your preferred method of knitting sleeves in the round.
8 stitch markers in color A
6 stitch markers in color B
6 removable markers
2 cable needles
Waste yarn or spare circular needles or cords
Size 4 (2 mm) crochet hook (for picking up sts, if desired)
Sewing needle and thread (for buttons)
4 (4, 4, 5, 5, 5, 5) size 7/8 (7/8, 7/8, 7/8, 7/8, 1 1/8, 1 1/8) in/23 (23, 23, 23, 23, 28, 28) mm buttons
Tapestry needle (to weave in ends)