Once the cold months start, searching for knit sweater patterns begins for all levels of knitters. Whether you are looking for something quick to finish or a bit more challenging – fall and winter are the perfect seasons to pick up your knitting needles and cast on (not that anyone needs an excuse to start knitting).
Here, we’ve found 15 knit sweater patterns that you’ll be dying to knit. You can opt for an easy knitting pattern that a beginner can take on or intermediate to expert-level knitting patterns. Whichever one you choose, the end product will keep you warm and proud of a job well done!
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Classic Knit Jacket
This Classic Knit Jacket embraces the Japanese aesthetic principle of kanso. Kanso is the idea that a sense of grace and calm emerges from designs that are pared down to their most basic forms.
Via Purl Soho
Noro Chunky Silk Garden Coat
Using the knitting seed stitch allows it to look the same whether right-side is facing or wrong-side as it folds back and forth. It also leaves a nice flat finish to the edge. No need to add a ribbed edging to finish the garment! The unusual shoulder shaping on the front is intentionally designed to add to the drape of the lapel. It creates more folds in the way the front hangs.
Oxford Boyfriend Cardigan
With a collegiate look and a straight, boxy silhouette, this masculine knit cardigan has an instant lived-in feel to it. It's the kind of thing you never want to take off and the simplicity of the pattern makes it a quick knit that is sure to become a wardrobe staple.
Via Two of Wands
Lempster Knit Sweater Pattern
This knit sweater starts with the back shoulders and is worked down for a few inches, then the front shoulders are picked up and worked down, joined in the round, finally picking up the top of the sleeve.
Bernat Cocoon Knit Cardigan
This cardi is oversized, with a drop shoulder, cocoon shape – perfect to wrap up in for fall and winter! Knit in Bernat Roving yarn, this intermediate pattern is worked in an Irish Moss knit stitch pattern.
Summer is made for hot days and cool nights spent at the beach, and when those cool evening breezes hit, you can layer up in style with this beachy knit pullover!
Via Willow Yarns
Oversize Knit Sweater
This sweater can be called basic as it doesn’t require any special knitting skills and no fancy knit stitches are used. This sweater is truly for a beginner-level knitter but looks just great. This pattern is made for one size and it is suitable from XS to M.
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Simple Summer Tweed Top Down V-Neck
A very basic top-down raglan knit top with almost no seaming required. Includes sizing/shaping for both men and women, and (despite its name) a crew-neck variation as well. It is designed to be a casual, loose fit, but could easily be made more fitted by increasing the waist shaping rows and choosing a size that fits more closely. The neck trim can also be left off for a more open v-neck.
This is a free knitted pullover pattern for a casual sweater options a rough sew that drapes fantastically once you wear it. For all knitting ability levels and often the proper gift. Although warm and comfy enough for winter, this knitted pullover pattern yields a sweater lightweight enough to wear inside the warmer months. It really helps that the color is totally gorgeous. Wear it with a sweet skirt and a pair of leggings for a fun looking style.
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The body of this pullover is knit in pieces, shoulders are seamed then the sleeves are picked up from the body and worked down to the cuff. The side slits and drop shoulder shaping make this pullover quick and easy to work and the pretty lace columns covering the body make it a perfect trans-seasonal pullover.
Openwork Boatneck Pullover
This delicate lace pullover is sized for Small (Medium, Large, XL).
Cozy and perfect for a beautiful fall day, this knit pullover pattern features a chevron lace knit stitch.
This raglan sleeve knit sweater features a lovely cable detail as a highlight.
Big Comfy Sweater Knitting Pattern
The Big Comfy Sweater is the perfect pattern if you're looking for an easy-going knit wearable. The laid back style is great for layering or for popping on with pants, leggings, or jeans. You'll love the smooth texture against your skin and easy washability. Plus, this is an easy knitting pattern, so you won't need to devote hours and hours to this project.
Royal English Tea Cardigan
The Royal English Tea Cardigan will make you feel like a queen. The navy and white color scheme are incredibly sophisticated and the perfectly placed pockets add a special touch to this free knit cardigan pattern. You won't be able to resist this beautiful knitting pattern because you can wear it for so many different occasions. Top off this exquisite knit sweater with a strand or two of pearls and you are all set for a royal event.
What did you think of these 15 knit sweater patterns? We've picked our favorite, what about you? Which one of these easy-knit sweater patterns will be first on your list?
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