10 Best Cardigan Knitting Patterns for Fall
Sweater weather is here!
It’s time to dust off your knitting needles and make something special for yourself.
I’ve rounded up 10 of the best cardigan knitting patterns on the internet in styles to fit most body types.
With each pattern, you’ll see a brief description of each as well as links to the pattern and yarn suggestions.
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10 Best Cardigan Knitting Patterns
#1. Big Love Cardigan Knitting Pattern
Designed by Ankestrick, Big Love is a cardigan you’ll wear all fall and winter long! This seamless sweater is knitted from the top-down and in one piece. Even though it is cropped, Big Love is oversized with a shawl collar and drop sleeves.
#2. Carbeth Cardigan Knitting Pattern
Carbeth is a cropped cardigan with simple lines and a structured ribbed collar. Designed by Kate Davies Carbeth is a seamless sweater knitted from the bottom-up. You will need 580 (651, 690, 793, 859, 925, 980) yds of bulky weight yarn.
#3. Winter Lines Cardigan Knitting Pattern
Winter Lines is a brioche rib stitch knitting pattern. This seamless cardigan is knitted seamlessly from the top-down and uses DK weight yarn. It has an oversized fit and drop-sleeves.
#4. Felix Cardigan Knitting Pattern
Designed by Amy Christoffers, Felix is a cropped cardigan knitting pattern. It’s a seamless project that is knitted from the top-down. The raglan sleeves feature an eyelet motif incorporated into the shaping. This was designed to be the perfect sweater to wear layered over tunics and dresses, or high waisted pants. Project uses 700 (800, 900, 1000, 1100) yards of Aran weight Berroco Mercado yarn.
#5. Sunday Cardigan Knitting Pattern
The Sunday Cardigan is knit seamlessly from the top-down. The yoke is knit back and forth in rib and shaped with increases. The button bands are knit simultaneously with the rest of the cardigan, so you do not have to pick up stitches at the end. The body and sleeves are knit in stockinette stitch and are finished with a wide rib edge. The sleeves are extra-long. The neckband is folded in and sewn to the wrong side. Project uses 700-875 yards bulky weight yarn.
#6. Harvest Sweater Knitting Pattern
Designed by Tin Can Knits, Harvest is a long-sleeved cardigan knitting pattern. It’s available in sizes infant-women’s 4x and is knitted in one piece from the top-down. There’s even a free knit along for this sweater. This project uses worsted weight yarn.
#7. Winston Cardigan Knitting Pattern
This open-front cardigan features a contrasting yoke worked in an easy welted stripes motif, that is integrated in the dolman sleeves-construction.
Continuous decreases produce a tulip-shaped line, which helps make this very oversized garment still look elegant and put together.
The tailored shaping worked with a slope that curves softly towards the hemline, produces a 3D formed hemline that hugs the body and that improves the drape of the whole cardigan. This project uses fingering weight yarn.
#8. Fox Trot Cardigan Knitting Pattern
Designed by Marie Greene of Olive Knits, Fox Trot is a charming cardigan with fun, easy to memorize lace. It’s a seamless knit that is worked from the top down. This project is meant to be a pretty quick knit.
#9. Like a Waffle Cardigan Knitting Pattern
Like a Waffle is a quick-to-knit raglan cardigan with a lovely waffle pattern on the body. The sleeves come with two options: bell-shaped or balloon-shaped.
It is worked from the top down back and forth with raglan increases and German short rows are used to shape the front neck. After the sleeves are set aside at the underarm, the body is worked to the hem with Waffle pattern. The sleeves are knit in the round with increases, to 3/4 length for Bell sleeve version and full length for Balloon sleeve version. The front and neck edging are neatly finished using I-cord, with integrated buttonholes.
#10. Mariechen Cardigan Knitting Pattern
Mariechen is worked seamlessly from the top down. The cardigan is worked back and forth with raglan increases to shape the yoke. Fronts are worked in Double Seed Stitch with a cute textured cable/lace panel down the center. Buttonhole band, button band and neck finishing are worked next. Sleeve sts are then picked up again to work the sleeves top down in the round to the cuffs. As this cardigan is worked from the top down it is advisable to try it on from time to time to check the length and overall fit. The length and width of the yoke are easily adjustable by adding/ reducing increases or underarm stitches. Project uses DK weight yarn.
It’s your turn!
Which project will you be casting on for fall?
If you have a favorite cardigan pattern not listed here, let me know in the comments below!