Canyon Cardigan

39 customer reviews


All Love Notions Sewing Patterns are digital downloads, you may print them at home or send to a copy shop. A physical pattern will not be mailed to you.

The Canyon Cardigan is a great, transitional piece for your wardrobe. Three views are included; the skirt portion of the cardigan can be changed while the bodice stays the same. This cardigan is a more fitted style perfect for light layering with subtle shaping at the waist and center back. The three views included: a-line, gathered, and waterfall. All three are meant for stretch fabrics. Three sleeve lengths are included as well: vest, 3/4, and long. Also included are optional pockets and elbow patches.

Canyon Cardigan Features:

  • Meant for knit fabrics
  • 3 body styles: a-line, gathered and waterfall
  • 3 sleeve options: vest, 3/4 & long
  • Optional full bust pieces
  • Optional inseam pockets
  • Optional elbow patches

Sizes: XS-5X (See Size Charts here)

Skill Level: Confident Beginner

Pattern Formats Included:

  • Print at home for US letter & A4 paper, trimless format with layers
  • Large format file for copy shop printing. This file will print on three A0 (33″ x 46″) size sheets with layers. Be sure to instruct your printer to print actual size in black and white on their cheapest paper. We recommend PDFPlotting for printing the large format files.
  • A projector file is also included for those using projector technology


The Canyon Cardigan instant downloadable pdf pattern contains:

  • The Canyon Cardigan contains pattern pieces for 3 cardigan views: A-line, gathered and waterfall.
  • Three sleeve lengths: vest, 3/4 & long.
  • Optional in-seam bodice pocket and elbow patches.
  • 1 page to help customize the fit.
  • Included is a print chart to only print the pages you need for your style choice.
  • In addition to the print-at-home file, an A0-sized large format file for copy shop printing is also included
  • A projector file is included for those using projector technology
  • 2 pages of inspiration photos from pattern testers.
  • Cutting guide.
  • 6 pages of clear step by step illustrations and photos are included.
  • Optimized for most tablets with links to each part of the pattern. Print only the pattern pieces and use a tablet or computer to read the instructions to save on ink and paper!
  • This pattern has the ability to print just desired size(s) and in addition, features trimless pattern assembly! Open the PDF in Adobe, select the layer thumbnail on the left-hand menu and then select the size(s) to print. See this tutorial for more information.
  • Designed for both letter and A4 paper printing.
  • Because we value work at home business, feel free to use this pattern in your home sewing businesses.

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Size chart

Fabric requirements

Line Drawing


Updated all files to include sizes XS-5X

39 reviews for Canyon Cardigan

  1. Pat English (verified owner)

    Quick and easy with excellent results! I sewed View A and made for my size in the measurements listed. Next time I will go up a size so that it’s a little roomier. I can see that there will be more of these in my future as it’s an excellent addition to any wardrobe. I highly recommend this pattern.

  2. Victoria

    This is a great cardigan pattern! I’ve sewn up view A twice now, and if you leave out the pockets it comes together very quickly. I do, however, love the pockets–they can fit an iPhone 6 Plus comfortably! This is the perfect fall cardigan. As always, no trim pages are a wonderful bonus, and you get three versions of this pattern to make endless cardigan options!

  3. Judi (verified owner)

    Easy sew, love the pockets and the different versions are must haves for a fall (and winter in Florida) wardrobe!

  4. Emily

    I’ve made the Canyon cardigan twice now and it is a great addition to my wardrobe as we transition to fall. My only suggestion is to make sure your pockets are made from a matching color choice you don’t mind showing–my pockets gape open slightly on both versions when I used a lightweight polyester lining fabric. I don’t mind it though, because I love the waistline pockets and think it’s a very unique feature.

  5. Jaslyn (verified owner)

    This is my 3rd LN sew within the week. I spent more time taping the pattern than the actual sewing. Great instructions and easy sew. Love the waistline pockets. I can definitely see myself making lots more of this cardigan!

  6. Christina (verified owner)

    Absolutely love this cardigan pattern! It’s versatile enough to make several looks from one pattern and I am loving my fall creations!! I can’t wait to use this for spring and summer cardigans/vests as well.

  7. Sarah

    When I first saw the line drawings I wasn’t sure I would like the Canyon, but after sewing it I realized how great it is! It is the perfect layering piece, and flattering on everyone! I have already sewn a couple with more cut out!

  8. Kyra (verified owner)

    This was my first attempt at clothes not for a halloween costume. I made the canyon waterfall and it is perfect! The instructions were very clear. I am so glad I decided to try Love Notions for my wardrobe!

  9. Anne (verified owner)

    I made the waterfall version for myself and will be making another one soon. I’m going to try one size larger next time. I like my cardi’s a little roomier. All in all a great pattern!

  10. Jaslyn (verified owner)

    My 1st attempt at a cardigan for myself. Love it! I will definitely be making more! I am so going to fill up my wardrobe with all LN patterns!!

  11. kathryn (verified owner)

    Great pattern, very detailed and true to size

  12. Nicole (verified owner)

    Loving sewing this pattern up. Easy to follow the instructions and I keep getting ideas for more versions as I go – my sign of a great pattern.

  13. Patty (verified owner)

    I love how this pattern really maximizes use of fabric with thoughtful cutting layouts.

  14. Rachel (verified owner)

    A great easy design for everydaywear. I will have a wardrobe full in merino by the end of the winter!

  15. Trista

    Quick, easy, and lots of options. Perfect cardi pattern.

  16. diane (verified owner)

    I love this pattern. So easy to put together. The directions are so clear and uncomplicated. I like that there are so many options. THANKS!!

  17. diane (verified owner)

    Love it!! I made the waterfall & I love the drape. I will do it again with other options.

  18. Stormy Duck (verified owner)

    This was my first purchase from Love Notions and I am very pleased! I absolutely love this pattern! It is very easy to follow and the sizing is spot on! I’ve made two in one night already and I am in love! 🙂

  19. Frances Campbell (verified owner)

    This is an AWESOME pattern, and a real wardrobe staple! Great, clear and easy to follow instructions, and it looks fabulous! One of my favourite makes!

  20. llowe7428 (verified owner)

    Such a lovely pattern! I know I’ll be making many of these.

  21. Brenda (verified owner)

    So quick and easy to sew up – and seemingly endless options! I’ve made multiple already and each looks vastly different (without requiring lots of hacking)! I love this pattern.

  22. ELiza (verified owner)

    Great versatile pattern! I made it in more of a cropped version (almost looked like a peplum) to wear to the office.

  23. Alyssa Shramek (verified owner)

    Quick sew that had a bunch of fun options to dress up an easy, staple cardigan!

  24. sschillawski1 (verified owner)

    I make this with the pockets, and it is perfect at work!

  25. karilynpittman (verified owner)

    Love the waterfall front on this pattern!

  26. Janet Murry (verified owner)

    Quick and cute sew- will add stay tape at shoulder seam for future makes. Love all the options!

  27. Terrie (verified owner)

    I’ve made several of these now, all without the waterfall. Two have been made in a lightweight sweater knit. One in French terry. Perfect top for transitioning seasons and, for me, the go to over all of my sleeveless Summer dresses.

  28. FrenchieMom (verified owner)

    The waterfall version caught my eye and it’s lovely in a lace print French terry. Solid black sweater knit is next but probably in the gathered skirt version. Who knew such an attractive cardigan could be an easy sew? Love it!

  29. Deb M. (verified owner)

    Great pattern. Made Views B & C. I reviewed the construction video on Lifting Pins and Needles. Appreciate Karina’s coaching. I have two lovely cardigans for the office.

  30. Frances Campbell (verified owner)

    The Canyon is my first ever cardigan!

    It came together so easily, but do follow the instructions carefully, especially checking the measurements of your neckband!

    A really beautiful and versatile garment, I love it!

  31. tsmacdonaldts (verified owner)

    Wow, what a stunning designer cardi pattern! Made it with a glossy black ripple knit which highlighted the pattern architecture beyond expectation. Worn it 4 times and had amazing compliments every time.

  32. Margaret Monson (verified owner)

    Well done pattern, pieces fit together like a dream. I did a simple a-line in french terry. It’s cozy but not really my style. I was hoping for more of the look of the photos so will try something lighter weight next time with the waterfall skirt.

  33. knoll999 (verified owner)

    Yay! I’ve been hoping this would be redone with extended sizing! Thanks!

  34. Nancy Harnois (verified owner)

    I absolutely love this pattern, I have made two in the last month, one in a print sweater knit and one in a french terry. It is a quick sew and fits my casual style in a job where I have to look professional (and have pockets).

  35. J Score (verified owner)

    Love being able to make the style, size and color of sweater I want in an easy to follow pattern! Thank you Love Notions.

  36. danitajc (verified owner)

    I was putting my Canyon Cardigan on the other day when a friend asked where I bought “that cute cardi”. I smiled ear to ear and said, “You can buy this!”. Best compliment in the world! My grey rayon, Lycra Canyon Cardigan was a breeze to sew up and goes with everything I own. Best pattern ever!!!

  37. Joanne Creech (verified owner)

    Great pattern and versatile make! Perfect for a cool fall morning over a sleeveless shirt or a great all day wear over long sleeves during the summer! I made mine with Double Brushed Polly and it would be comfortable all year round (inside AC when hot)! It sews up easily and fits great!

  38. Renea Wright (verified owner)

    Love this pattern. Have made several. Sizing is spot on and it is easy to assemble. It is my go to pattern when I need a cardigan.

  39. Luv SODA (verified owner)

    Yes I too have bought and this pattern. I also love the options. I have more makes planned than time LOL I also love the hand holding support group Thanks Love Notions!

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