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I’m Elizabeth Smith and designing knitting patterns is my passion. I strive to create simple, modern designs and write patterns for them that are easy to follow and fun to knit. Most of my patterns ...

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Abbi Shawl Collar Cardigan

from Elizabeth Smith
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Abbi Shawl Collar Cardigan
Abbi Shawl Collar Cardigan
Abbi Shawl Collar Cardigan
Abbi Shawl Collar Cardigan
Abbi Shawl Collar Cardigan

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Knit
  • Purl
  • Cast on
  • Bind off
  • Basic pattern reading skills

Pattern Description:

This cardigan is a great layering piece for any season. It has top-down raglan construction, worked in one piece, and is completely seamless. Sleeves are split at the underarms and the body is worked in one piece to the hem. Stitches are picked up and knitted to create the front bands and short rows are used to create the shawl collar. If you have never done short rows before this is a great first project to learn them on.
Sleeve stitches are then transferred back to needles and bound off to create cap sleeve, although pattern can easily be tweaked to create longer sleeves.


2.5 stitches & 3.75 rows = 1" in St st

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 31.5 (35.5, 39.5, 43.5, 47.5, 51.5)"


  • Yarn: 448 (560, 560, 672, 672, 784) yds of heavy bulky yarn, shown in Puffin by Quince & Co (100% American Wool; 100 gram ball = 112 yds/102 m), 4 (5, 5, 6, 6, 7) skeins
  • Needles: 24" / 61 cm circular knitting needles in size US 13 / 9 mm or size needed to obtain gauge

You Will Also Need:

  • 8 stitch markers
  • 2 pieces of scrap yarn, around 20" in length
  • Tapestry needle or crochet hook to weave in ends

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Quince & Co