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Easy Cardigan Knitting Patterns

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Free Knitting Patterns

Free Knitting Pattern for Easy Lady Kina Cardigan

Lady Kina Cardigan

Cap sleeved cardigan with pretty gathering at the neckline. Rated very easy or easy by most Ravelrers. Designed by Muriel Agator. Availabled in English and French. Sizes 36, 38/40, 40/42, 46

Free Knitting Pattern for Easy High Line Cardigan

High Line Cardigan

Short sleeved cropped cardigan knit in K1, p1 rib and rated easy by Ravelrers. Sizes s, m, l, xl. Quick knit in bulky yarn. Designed by Rosemary Drysdale for Tahki Stacy Charles. Pictured project by drsmak

Free Knitting Pattern for Easy Carie Cropped Flare-Sleeve Cardigan

Carie Cropped Flare-Sleeve Cardigan

Dramatic cropped cardigan with long flared-sleeves with lace detail is rated easy by most Ravelrers. Quick knit in super bulky yarn. Designed by Stefanie Japel. Sizes 33 (36, 38.5, 41, 44)” / 84 (91, 104, 112)cm

Free Knitting Pattern for Easy Varsity Hoodie

Varsity Hoodie

This long-sleeved hooded sweater with pocket is knit primarily in stockinette. The designer Two of Wands and Lion Brand Yarn rate this a Level 2 Easy (beginner +) pattern. It does require picking up stitches and grafting. Sizes M/L, XL/2XL, XS/S

Free Knitting Pattern for Easy High Plains Cardigan

High Plains Cardigan

This long-sleeved sweater with pockets is knit in a 4 row repeat moss stitch. 5 pieces (back, 2 fronts, and 2 sleeves) and then seamed. The designer Heather Lodinsky and Lion Brand Yarn rate this a Level 2 Easy (beginner +) pattern. Sizes 1X, 2X, L, M, S

Free Knitting Pattern for Envelope Cardigan

Envelope Cardigan

Easy sweater pattern features the Irish Moss Stitch and shawl collar. Knit in two pieces with the only shaping in the collar. From Patons Yarn. Sizes from XS to 5XL.

Free Knitting Pattern for Tyburn Cardigan

Tyburn Cardigan

This cozy long-sleeved sweater by Sarah Hatton features mostly stockinette with ribbed sloped front and seed stitch set-in sleeves. Quick knit in bulky yarn. Rated easy by Ravelrers and skill level 2 by Rowan.

Free Knitting Pattern for Easy Jong Cardigan


Easy one-size-fits-all cardigan jacket in garter stitch designed by by Julie Tootill. Quick knit in super bulky yarn. Ravelrers have rated it very easy and easy. Pictured project by devaknits

Free Knitting Pattern for Easy Sweater Scarf

Sweater Scarf

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.

Free knitting pattern for Folded Squares Cardigan and more draped cardigan knitting patterns

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)

Free Knitting Easy Blanket Sweater

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.

Free Knitting Pattern for Chelsea Cape

Chelsea Cape

This easy cocoon cardigan is knit in a lace net that drapes beautifully. Designed by Alexandra Tavel for Two of Wands.

Free Knitting Pattern for Garter Stitch Swingy Cardigan

Garter Stitch Swingy Sweater

Jenn Pellerin’s simple asymmetrical top-down raglan cardigan is worked in all knit stitches. Rated as easy by more than 100 Raverlrers. Pictured project by lbeckste

Patterns for Purchase

Knitting Pattern for Easy Sweater Coat

Sweater Coat

Knit in stockinette with textured cuffs and lapels, this coat sweater is a quick knit in super bulky yarn and rated easy by the designer.

Knitting Pattern for Montreal Cardigan

Montreal Cardigan

The designer says this draped front shrug is a super simple pattern, a great first garment for an advanced beginner looking to move beyond scarves and baby blankets. And a quick knit in super bulky yarn that the designer says can be finished in a weekend.

Knitting Pattern for Passionista Vest

Passionista Vest

Lena Skvagerson’s simple-to-stitch vest is a versatile accessory and easy enough for beginners looking to branch out.

Knitting Pattern for Mont Blanc Cardigan

Mont Blanc Cardigan

This easy sweater is a quick knit in super bulky yarn. Does involve picking up stitches.

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Terry Matz

meTerry 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, 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!

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