7 Free Knit Cardigan Patterns
I can already feel a chill in the air at night—a sure sign that fall is approaching. And what could be better to ward off that chill than a cardigan sweater? It can be thrown on over a tee shirt and worn open or it can be buttoned up under a blazer if it’s a little chillier. In fact, its versatility is one of the best parts of a knit cardigan—you can wear it any way you need to, under or over, open or closed, dressed up or dressed down. That’s why we’re giving you FREE cardigan knitting patterns!
After the scarves, and the hats are done, knitters just might start dreaming of the perfect knitted cardigan that he or she might knit someday. From a cozy cable knit to luminous lace, there’s so many cardigan patterns to choose from to help make that dream come true.
That’s exactly why we hand selected these seven cardigan knitting patterns, as our gift to you. These designs are perfect for cool mornings, chilly nights, or blustery winter days. Whether you pick a favorite or make an entire wardrobe of perfect sweaters, these knitted cardigan patterns are sure to keep you coming back again and again.
Now you can find your next essential knitted cardigan sweater, and knit it to fit you perfectly. Best of all, these absolutely FREE knitting patterns are ready for you to download today!
Sneak-Peek at the Cardigan Knitting Patterns You’ll Make:
Soft Cardigan Knitted with Lace and Cables
Katharine Hepburn Jacket by Kathy Zimmerman
Lace and cables. Cables and lace. However you pair the two, you’re bound to come up with a winning combination of knitted cardigans. Kathy interpreted this classic combo in two lengths—cropped and hip—in this year-round knitted jacket. What is not to love about these cable knit cardigans in soft merino yarn and rich jewel tones!
Luminous Knitted Cardigan with Beads
Amber Beaded Cardigan by Michele Rose Orne
Capture the look of hay fields drying in the sun with a shade of gold hand dyed silk yarn. A sprinkling of gold matte beads mimics the texture of field seeds in this luminous knitted cardigan.
Oversized Cable Knitted Cardigan
Aran Duffle Coat by Judith L. Swartz
Based on a duffle shape, this oversized cable knit cardigan features deeply cuffed sleeves, dropped shoulders, roomy pockets, and toggle closures. This pattern is easy to knit, and still highly textured.
Detailed, Feminine Knitted Cardigan
Refined Aran Jacket by Pam Allen
A classic style, worked in classic yarn, this versatile cable knit cardigan is designed with gorgeous detailing. Calling upon Aran techniques, this pattern yields cardigans that are uniquely feminine and positively stunning. One of our favorite knitted jackets!
Sienna Cardigan by Ann E. Smith
This slender knit cardigan is worked in an easy garter stitch, with a clever bind off along the collar. Simple styling, a bordered waist, and sleeves that finish with a neat bind-off edging keep the focus on the stitch details.
Easy Knitted Cardigan
Side-way Ribs Cardigan by Norah Gaughan
Take a bulky-weight yarn, add large needles, lots of wide ribs, and plenty of stockinette, and you have an easy knitted cardigan. Cast on a few stitches and before you know it you’ll have a fun cardigan completed.
Flattery with Knitted Cables
Curry Cabled Cardigan by Cathy Payson
Wide and narrow cables form flattering vertical “stripes” in this appealing cable knit cardigan sweater. Just large enough to be cozy and fitted enough to be flattering. Why wait for cold weather, grab your yarn and needles and download this free cardigan knitting pattern.
Each of these free cardigan knitting patterns was selected to stand-out in its own class. Whether you imagine cables twining up the sleeves or gracefully flowing lace, each knitted cardigan pattern will spark your fiber imagination. From beginner to experienced, lightweight, layer-friendly patterns to graceful stripes, each of these free knitting patterns are both a delight and a challenge.
This is a wonderful and varied collection of cardigan knitting patterns—which is one of the most important pieces in your wardrobe. You’ll want to make every one of these knit cardigan patterns, so download your free eBook now and get started!