Easy Sweater Knitting Patterns
Patterns for pullovers, cardigans and vests that have been rated easy by their designers and/or your fellow knitters.
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Free Knitting Patterns
Cozy Car Coat
This easy cardigan jacket by Heather Lodinsky knits up quickly in super bulky yarn. I always wanted one of these!
Shawl Collar Cardigan
This easy sweater in 2 row repeat broken rib pattern features contrasting cuffs and front band.
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.
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
Four Rectangle Pullover
This easy textured pullover sweater is made from four rectangles -no shaping! The collar is knit from stitches left after binding off — no picking up stitches! Sizes XS/S (M/L, 1X/2X)
This oversized pullover by Debbie Bliss is four knit pieces with minimal shaping, mostly stockinette with cable detail. Stitches are picked up for the turtleneck collar but you could leave it off. Pattern seems easy to me. S/M, M/L
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.
Easy sweater pattern in reverse stockinette. Great with multi-color yarn.
Easy-Going Knit Pullover
This tunic length long sleeved sweater by Bernat features a 4 row repeat texture and is rated easy by the designer. Quick knit in bulky yarn.
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
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.
Big Comfy Sweater
This easy pullover by Lorna Miser is constructed of two identical pieces. Both back and front are worked from the lower edge upwards. At underarm, stitches are cast on each side of piece for sleeves.
Drape Front Cardigan
This short-sleeved sweater from Universal Yarn looks great with buttoned in an asymmetric overlap, or open and draped or one side buttoned and the other draped. It’s knit in one piece from the top down mostly in stockinette with sleeves knit from picked up stitches. Small (Medium, Large, 1X, 2X)
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.
Cozy Lace Cardigan
Designed by Amy Gunderson, this cardigan is a quick knit in worsted yarn. Rated easy by the designer and by Ravelrers. Woman’s S, (M, L, XL, 2X, 3X) Recommended yarn is available on the pattern page.
This easy sweater designed by Amanda Keep Williams made entirely of knit stitches (garter stitch) and the only seaming is at the shoulders. Bust 32 (36-40-44-48-52)” in Pictured project by schmidtknits
Mom and Baby Pullover
What a perfect gift for the new mother! Easy pattern from Bernat for matching pullover sweaters with v-necks in baby and women’s sizes. Baby sizes from 3 months to 18 months. Women’s sizes from XS to 5XL.
Patterns for Purchase
It’s All About the Back Pullover
Easy long sleeved sweater in worsted weight with something a little sassy across the back. S (M, L, XL, 2XL)
Vogue Knitting: Very Easy Knits
This collection of designs, many from well-known designers like Norah Gaughan, Christian de Falbe, and Lily Chin, will appeal to the beginning as well as to the experienced knitter.
Hudson Valley Tunic
Garter stitch color blocks make this long sleeved pullover sweater stylish yet easy.
Saturday Sweaters: Easy to Knit, Easy to Wear
A dozen sweaters in styles including tunics, cardigans, pullovers, jackets, and more. Finished chest measurements range from 33″ to 60″
Mont Blanc Cardigan
This easy sweater is a quick knit in super bulky yarn. Does involve picking up stitches.
Lena Skvagerson’s simple-to-stitch vest is a versatile accessory and easy enough for beginners looking to branch out.
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.
Shades of Gray
This cowl neck pullover is one of the 30+ projects featured in Casual Circular Knits. Knit in stockinette and seed stitch, it is rated easy by the designer and very easy to easy by Ravelrers. It looks like the body and sleeves are knit from side to side with a front panel. Great for multi-color yarn!
With unconventional shaping and construction, this vest also features a faux fur collar and a simple ridge pattern to create a very mod look. I couldn’t find any skill level indications on this sweater but it looks like it may be seamless construction on circular needles. That means mostly knit stitches with some ribbing. The collar is probably done with picked up stitches.
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!