We are still in the winter months and it’s never too late to make some cozy knitted sweaters. Whether it’s for kids or the kids-at-heart, there’s definitely one style that will stand out for you!
We’ve gathered 26 knitted sweater patterns to choose from, ranging from the basic pullover to a more daring cropped sweater.
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Velvety Soft Knit Sweater
When you see velvety yarn, you probably think that the only thing you can knit with it is a blanket, but that's not true! Patterns like this Velvety Soft Knit Sweater Pattern are fantastic for fuzzy, soft yarn. The best part about this pattern is just how easy it is; by following this simple top-down yoke sweater knitting pattern, you'll learn quickly and painlessly how to knit your first ever garment. It also makes an excellent gift for a teen, since textured fabric is so in-fashion right now.
Women’s Short Sleeve Sweater
Short sleeve sweaters… Stylish, handy and a great outfit complement. This mold has a truly amazing design and charming colors.
Via I'm Knitting
Brendan Woods Sweater
The texture of this men’s sweater creates a unique look for a hand-knitted item that a man will actually wear! This sweater is knit using the woven stitch in a gradient yarn that gives wide stripes that really add to the look. This is definitely not a sweater you will see on the rack!
Nordic-Inspired Knit Sweater
Nothing beats a good fair-isle sweater knitting pattern. Free patterns like this Nordic-Inspired Knit Sweater are particularly rare due to their intricate nature. This gorgeous pullover is made of super bulky yarn with a lovely halo that adds an immediate air of coziness to any outfit. The lovely contrasting colors of orange and blue make the design really stand out, but this sweater would look just as lovely with any other color combination. For a wintry sweater design that any woman would love to wear, this is an excellent option.
Men’s Slim Fit Sweater
This slim fit men's sweater pattern will be a great work for experienced knitters.
Via I'm Knitting
The chunky yarn of this oversize knitting pattern makes this such a cozy sweater. It is made up of simple squares in garter stitch, sewed together with bulky yarn.
Henley Knit Sweater
When all you want is a classic and simple sweater to work up, this Henley Knit Sweater Pattern is perfect. The color-blocked moss stitch sleeves and v-neck collar against a stockinette sweater add just the perfect amount of detail to keep this pullover from being boring, but it won't distract from the rest of your outfit, either.
Men's Nice and Neutral Knit Sweater
If you're interested in knitting a sweater for a special guy in your life, the Men's Nice and Neutral Knit Sweater can't be beat. Knitted with worsted weight yarn in neutral brown and cream tones, this is one knit sweater he'll want to wear again and again.
Crop Top Sweater
I know you’ve seen a lot of cropped sweaters lately. Cropped sweaters are a win-win for knitters. They are stylish sweaters, always fashionable, and more importantly, easier to knit.
Via I'm Knitting
Marina Spring Cotton Sweater
This is a simple pattern with thorough instructions. For this reason it is well suited for beginners or people who don't feel confident starting with a sweater.
Via Dexie Knits
Lightweight Raglan Pullover
A circular raglan pullover is a wonderfully empowering thing for first-time sweater knitters. Creating one is like receiving a decoder ring for sweater-making. It unlocks secret geometries and makes a simple sense of what is, after all, a pretty complicated garment.
Via Purl Soho
Cabled Baby Cardigan Sweater
If you have a set of twins coming, you won't find cuter baby sweaters to knit than this Cabled Baby Cardigan Sweater set. The blue cardigan with the little flower embroideries is perfect for girls, and the cream, plain one is an instant classic for boys. The adorable little hood negates the need for a knit baby hat and makes it a perfect layering item for babies in the more volatile autumn and spring months. While the cables may seem complicated, just a little bit of practice and these baby cardigans will be a breeze.
Teddy Bear Sweater
The pattern of the Teddy Bear Sweater is size 1 month, but at the end of the post you find out how you can modify it if you need larger sizes.
Via Creativa Atelier
This sweater flatters everyone–a stunning cabled front, shortened sleeves and deep pockets, it can be wrapped, folded and styled to suit anyone!
Via Norah Gaughan
Men's knitted sweater in DROPS Air, with raglan and shawl collar.
Via Garn Studio
Spring Breeze Sweater
Made with Lion Brand Comfy Cotton yarn, the Spring Breeze Sweater is knit loosely on larger needles to create an airy, cool fabric that still has some of the squish that knitters know and love.
Via Two of Wands
Velvet Slouchy V-Neck Knit Sweater
The fit of this sweater is slouchy, relaxed and super comfy! Shoulders are drop seams and will lay past the shoulder on the arm. Arm is fitted around the wrist and loosens up as it meets the shoulder.
Via Just Be Crafty
Men's knitted jumper with shawl collar, stripes and seed stitch.
Via Garn Studio
Jade Sleeveless Sweater
This Easy Kids Sweater knitting pattern knits up fast and there’s very little seaming. It’s open on the sides and secured with 2 buttons. It’s knit in Stockinette stitch with a Garter stitch border.
Via Gina Michele
Roomy Relaxed Turtleneck
The Roomy Relaxed Turtleneck is made with a beautiful brushed yarn that provides a new look to the basic worsted weight pullover sweater. You'll love how easy it is to wear and fit, and it's super comfy too.
Garter Stitch Baby Sweater
This baby sweater will be the perfect present for any upcoming baby shower on your calendar! The easy knitting pattern won't take you long to create.
Via Creativa Atelier
Baby Weasley Sweater
This charming pullover sweater is knit at a slightly large gauge, so it works up in no time into a warm and cozy sweater. Knit flat, with very simple shaping, the Baby Weasley Sweater is ideal for newer knitters. And, the letter embellishment is added with the duplicate stitch after the sweater is finished (perfect if you don’t know the baby’s name until after they’re born).
Via On The Needles
Lazy Day Striped Pullover
Do you ever have those days where you just want to laze around the house in your comfiest clothes? All you're missing is this Lazy Day Striped Pullover to wear with your sweatpants while you sip on some hot tea and relax. The cozy loose fit makes this one of the comfiest free knitting patterns out there.
Bernat On Repeat Knit Pullover
Whether you're a seasoned pro or new to Fair Isle knitting, you'll appreciate this simple 2 x 2 pattern that comes to life in 2 shades of self-striping Bernat Pop! Worked from the top down, pattern features simple short row neck shaping, round yoke increases and a fun, all-over Fair Isle pattern. Choose your favorites from the playful range of self-striping shades and have some fun!
Classic Vintage Pullover
This pattern is for a raglan ribbed pullover with round neck and long sleeves. Grand and warm with a tweed skirt.
Bold Angles Knit Pullover
Small details make a big impact in this cozy shaker-rib pullover. Featuring bold intarsia color blocking in a super cushy shaker rib stitch, this pullover is sure to turn heads! Subtle blouson sleeves, a split hem and fully fashioned raglan decreases are fun to knit and flattering to wear.
Keep yourself warm and comfy this season by knitting any of these knitted sweater patterns. Or, start one now so you have a whole bunch by the time next winter arrives.
Before you start on your latest sweater pattern, you may want to think about swapping out the stitches. Mastering various knit stitches and how to use them in any pattern will allow you to explore endless creative options, patterns, and combinations. If you're more of a visual learner, stop by and check out the 50 Knit Stitches video tutorials class.