Aveiro Cardigan Digital Sewing Pattern (PDF)

(16 customer reviews)


The Aveiro Cardigan is your best bet for the changing season or even for the variation of temperature throughout the day. Designed for knit fabric, this smart, stylish and functional cardigan pattern comes in four bodice lengths and four sleeve options! Any sleeve can go with any bodice length, so you can mix and match to your heart’s content!

Aveiro Cardigan Features:

  • V neck, front open style
  • Four bodice length options: Long, regular, short and bolero
  • Four sleeve options: Long cuff, long, 3/4 length and short
  • Long bodice length includes patch pockets
  • Optional snap closure (none for bolero)

Skill Level: Beginner+

Sizes: 00 – 20 (See “Size Chart” tab below for detailed measurements)

Don’t want to print and tape paper together? The Aveiro Cardigan pattern now includes an additional large format file (size A0 paper) that you can send to your print shop to print!

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Number of pattern pages: 35 for options (be sure to print only the option you need per the instructions)

Number of instruction pages: 20

See Pattern Release Announcement for more photos.

Size Chart

Aveiro Cardigan PDF Sewing Pattern Body Measurements

Aveiro Cardigan PDF Sewing Pattern Finished Garment Measurements

Choosing Your Size

  1. Compare your bust circumference (fullest part) to the “Body Measurements” table, choose the size that best fits your bust. If you are between sizes, choose the smaller size if you like your garment more fitted; otherwise, choose the bigger size.
  2. For the long, regular and short bodice length options, compare your waist circumference (narrowest part) to the “Body Measurements” table. Choose the size that best fits your waist. If you are between sizes, choose the smaller size if you like your garment more fitted; otherwise, choose the bigger size. For the bolero bodice length, there is no need to choose a size for the waist.
  3. For the long and regular bodice length options, compare your hip circumference (widest part) to the “Body Measurements” table. Choose the size that fits your hip best. If you are in between sizes, choose the smaller size. For the short and bolero bodice options, there is no need to choose a size for the hip.
  4. It’s OK to use different sizes. See instructions for details.
  5. If you are taller or shorter than 5’6” (168 cm), you should consider lengthening or shortening the top. See instructions for details.

I highly recommend that you check your fit by making a test garment with inexpensive fabric that has similar weight and drape as your final garment fabric.


Primary Fabric Use light-weight knit fabric with at least 50% stretch. If your knit fabric has more or less stretch, you may need to use a smaller or larger size. Jersey, sweater knit and double knit are great choices.

Interfacing Use light-weight knit or tricot fusible interfacing.

Other Material

  • Optional: 3/8“ (1 cm) snaps—10 for long bodice, 6 for regular bodice, 5 for short bodice
  • 12“ (30 cm) of 3/8“ or 1/2“ (1 cm or 1.25 cm)-wide straight fusible stay tape (or you may cut your own using light-weight woven fusible interfacing on the straight grain)

Fabric Requirements

Most natural fibers shrink in the wash; be sure to have enough fabric. The requirements below assume that the fabric is already pre-shrunk.


Aveiro Cardigan PDF Sewing Pattern Fabric Requirements Imperial


Aveiro Cardigan PDF Sewing Pattern Fabric Requirements Metric 

16 reviews for Aveiro Cardigan Digital Sewing Pattern (PDF)

  1. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Love it!

  2. Catherine (verified owner)

    Lovely pattern – I made the short version. Really quick and easy and looked exactly like the photo. Will be making more.

  3. Anonymous (verified owner)

    So adaptable with the different options

  4. Susan (verified owner)

    I purchased this pattern because I wanted a long cardigan pattern. The bonus with the Aviero was options for different lengths. I made the first one for my daughter in law who wanted a cardigan to wear over maternity clothes at work. This pattern fits wonderfully and was so easy to make. The result was beautiful! I already have fabric to make several more including shorter lengths.

  5. Regina (verified owner)

    Great pattern, easy to follow instructions, good fit!

  6. Claudia (verified owner)

    I liked the instructions and layout of the pattern very much. All clear. The fit wasn’t what I expected, it was very wide on the back wich made the sleeves fitting weird.

  7. Sabine (verified owner)

    very good pattern

  8. Anonymous (verified owner)

    I bought this pattern as I wanted a cardigan, but one that met in the middle (I’ve made the Blackwood cardigan but am forever tugging the fronts together) the instructions are extremely clear and the pieces go together beautifully. There are also so many options ! I made the long cardigan with 3/4 length sleeves and was so pleased with it I immediately made a short version with long sleeves and the the long cuffs. I don’t think I’ll need another cardigan pattern, this one is pretty much perfect.

  9. Anonymous (verified owner)

    I love this pattern! It’s a quick sew, but I had trouble with the binding on the bolero not lying flat. Other than that, it’s comfortable & attractive. A layer of warmth without covering up the front of your blouse.

  10. poff.frances (verified owner)

    Such an easy sew and a fantastic piece to wear – always get compliments when I put on one of my Aveiro cardigans. Love how every piece fits together so precisely when you go to sew it, great pattern drafting skills Kennis!

  11. jami (verified owner)

    Really a fun pattern. With the different sleeve and bodice options, and all the fabric choices out there, it’s so easy to make something truly your own.

  12. Mel (verified owner)

    Love the cardigan, so fun to make since I can serger it all. The bolero option is a nice addition, I’ve made 2 boleros and 1 short bodice cardigan. Great instructions.

  13. Darlene (verified owner)

    Thank you this is lovely! Planning a second, and maybe a third!

  14. Elena (verified owner)

    Love it! I used a not so stretchy knit with some structure and used a slightly small size. The result: my Aveiro cardigan looks like a jacket! I would say it is elegant. Recommended.

  15. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Great versatile pattern, and exactly what I was looking for. Also, exceptional directions, as always.

  16. Kim (verified owner)

    Eas to put together and fun to wear.

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