Sweater Wrap Knitting Patterns
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Free Knitting Patterns
This easy cocoon cardigan is knit in a lace net that drapes beautifully. Designed by Alexandra Tavel for Two of Wands.
Cloaked in Clouds Poncho
Alexandra Tavel’s easy cardigan sweater was inspired by blanket ruanas and features a wide rib collar and a thermal stitch for warmth. Quick project in bulky yarn, it is rated easy by the designer and Ravelrers.
Open Lacy Shrug
Lace sweater wrap is knit with a 4-row repeat and sleeves are knit separately and sewn on. Quick knit in bulky yarn. Designed by Elaine van Wyk.
Cabled Batwing Cardigan
Sweater with loose three-quarter sleeves and cable details by Debbie Bliss. Sizes 81-117cm, 32-46in Pictured project by cymbalinepx
This easy cardigan wrap was inspired by a “sweater-scarf” from 1917, in the early years that women worked with the Red Cross. It is made from a knit rectangle and belt. Designed by Julie Farmer for Red Heart.
Another folded rectangle shrug but this one from Lion Brand folds up with longer sleeves and more relaxed fit. Knit with ribbing at top and bottom and stockinette for the body. About 38 x 44 in. (96.5 x 112 cm), before folding and seaming
Lace Sweater Wrap
This lace shrug is made by knitting a lace piece, folding and seaming, then picking up stitches for the edge. Design by DROPS Design. Size: S/M – L/XL – XXL/ XXXL. Available in multiple languages. Original was knit with two strands of yarn on larger needles. Pictured project by Lamelo
Ruana Style Wrap
This project is knit in one piece with a bind-off, cast-on slit for the front opening and then seamed to make the armholes. The original pattern by JoAnne Turcotte from Plymouth Yarns used a multi-colored yarn but I like the texture of the solid-color project from fiberfarmer .
Quick knit in super bulky yarn. Women’s S/M (L/1X, 2X/3X). Pictured project by Moxiewaffles
Ripple Tide Sweater Wrap
Oversized cardigan in three pieces with lace panels in front and back that add a natural scallop to the hem. Designed by DROPS Design. S/ M – L/XL – XXL – XXXL
Easy Blanket Sweater
Jessica from Mama in a Stitch created this cocoon cardigan that she calls a wearable blanket. Quick knit with two strands of chunky yarn held together.
Designed by Marly Bird, this long sleeved sweater features oversized lace sleeves with fitted cuffs, a shawl collar, and interesting overall texture. 3 sizes. Pattern and instructional video class available for free with a free trial at Creativebug OR purchase pattern and class individually.
This is another variation on the folded shrug from Lana Grossa. I like this one for the helpful diagram that shows how it should be worn. It is knit in stockinette with double strand lace yarn but you could substitute one strand of fingering weight yarn.
Patterns for Purchase
Easy lace sweater wrap in sizes S (M, L, XL, 2XL). Recommended yarn available on pattern page.
Calida Luxe Coccon Cardigan
Open lace cardigan with a cocoon silhouette. S/M (L/XL, 2XL/3XL).
Garter Stitch Shawl Collar Cardigan
Easy pattern in one size fits 86cm 34in to 117cm 46in chest. Knit in garter stitch in one piece with just two seams.
Ruana with wide sleeves knit in a textured stitch in sizes 46(50-55-60)” across. Recommended yarn on pattern page.
Mont Blanc Cardigan
This easy sweater is a quick knit in super bulky yarn. Does involve picking up stitches.
All-over lace shrug in sizes S (M, L, XL, 2XL)
This fluid wrap is knit seamlessly using fun multi-directional knitting techniques. Sizes from 31″ to 50″ actual bust.
Terry is a knitting late-bloomer, learning to knit as an adult from Internet tutorials, because she wanted a craft that was useful, fun, and portable. Knitting hats for cancer patients inspired her to design her own patterns—available for free at her blog, intheloopknitting.com. Terry met her husband Ken at a science fiction convention and moved to the Kansas City area to be with him more than 30 years ago. Terry supports her yarn stash by creating websites and other digital media. Terry firmly believes in Knitting in Public—it's a great conversation starter!