Draped Cardigan Knitting Patterns
I love draped front cardigans and jackets because the flowing lines seem so flattering and fluid.
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Free Knitting Patterns
Amano Lupe Cardigan
This sweater designed by Amano yarns features a flattering draped front AND a decorative back with an openwork cable design. To Fit Bust Size: 30(34-38-42-46-50)”
This flowing coat by DROPS Design is knit in stockinette and garter stitch. It gets its texture from boucle yarn. Size: S – M – L – XL – XXL – XXXL
Drape Front Cardigan
Julie Farmer designed this sweater for Red Heart in sizes from Small to XXL.
This top-down raglan sweater features long asymmetrical fronts in macro lace, and a small lace diamond on the upper back. The designer, Emma Welform, used Berroco Kodiak, and recommends that your yarn choice be lightweight and lofty. Sizes 35.75 [40, 44.5, 48.75, 53.25, 58.75, 63.05] inches
Folded Squares Cardigan
Purl Soho’s ingenious design is three garter stitch pieces assembled to form a soft drape in six sizes available: 34 (38, 42, 46, 50, 54)
Jodie Gordon Lucas’s pattern features lace and cables on a rectangular shape with sleeves that flows when worn. Sizes XS [S, M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X]
I love the shape of this coat! This pattern by Berroco creates a lovely draped coat with ingenious concentric ribbed circles.
Vera Sanon’s draped cardigan is knit from the top down, with a gradual reversed v-shaped-front that is very figure flattering with ¾ length or full-length sleeves. Fingering, Sport or DK weight yarn. Sizes: XS (S, M, L1, L2)(XL, 2XL, 3XL)
Short Sleeve Draped Cardigan
Lace weight yarn on larger needles helps create this drape. The recommended yarn is Australian but other lace weight superwash merino yarns come close according to Yarnsub. Size: XS S M L XL
Wayside Lace Cardigan
Schoppel-Wolle Design Team’s cardigan features cables and lace and is designed to be worn open or wrapped and pinned closed. XS/S, M/L
Blue Moon Cardigan
DROPS Design’s long sleeved cardigan is essentially a circle with sleeves. Size: S – M/L – XL /XXL – XXXL
Directional Ribs Cardigan
Irina Poludnenko’s long sleeved cardigan creates a drape with its design of vertical and horizontal ribbing.
This flowing cardigan by Adele Cutten is just one stockinette rectangle with armholes created by seaming. The airy drape is created by knitting a worsted weight mohair blend yarn on size 11 needles.
Berroco Design Team’s short sleeve cardigan, knit in an openwork stitch, is really a rectangular shawl with sleeves. One size. Though the pattern calls for worsted yarn, the pictured project by flyingfingers11 used fingering weight yarn.
DROPS Design’s flowing cardigan is knit in stockinette with two strands of yarn held together. Sizes S – M – L – XL – XXL – XXXL.
Timeless Grace Cardigan
DROPS Design created this draped cardigan with lace trim. Size: S – XXXL
Silk Rosa Dolman Cardigan
Designed Pierrot yarns, this draped cardigan is knit in stockinette, seed stitch, and ribbing.
Patterns for Purchase
This classy cardigan has an easy fit, pebble rib stitch pattern, pockets and wide draped shawl collar. Sizes 34½ (38, 43½, 47, 52)” bust circumference.
Simple Knits Cardigan
The all-over honeycomb brioche stitch is simple to master but looks so sophisticated in this draped front cardigan by Rico Designs. One of 34 patterns in Simply Knitting December 2016. Sizes UK 8-18
I love the way the lace drapes in this high low sweater. Modern openwork look created by a ladder lace pattern that looks like a waterfall pouring down the panels. Woman’s S (M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL)
This fluid wrap is knit seamlessly using fun multi-directional knitting techniques. Sizes from 31″ to 50″ actual bust.
Multiwear Convertible Coat
This is a knitted coat-transformer can be worn in many different ways!
Lithia Park Cardigan
This fashionable yet relaxed cardigan is knit from the top down in a seamless, modular fashion. Finished chest sizes: 34 (36, 38, 41, 44, 48, 52, 56)”.
Options for long or short sleeves, come with this casual cardigan sweater with a with draping of cascading lapels. XS (S, M, M/L , L , XL , XXL) Designed by Shellie Anderson
This draped front cardigan has an infinitely long collar that can be twisted and wrapped around the head like a scarf or placed over the sides, forming a luscious shawl collar. Sizes: Bust: 32 (36, 40, 44, 48, 52)” / 81.5 (91.5, 101.5, 112, 122,
An easy pebble rib pattern adds texture. Cardigan sleeves, collar, optional hood, and yarn weight are endlessly customizable. This version features three quarter length sleeves and a draped shawl front. 33½ (38½, 42½, 47, 52)” bust circumference.