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Movie and TV Sweater Knitting Patterns

by | Oct 1, 2016 | Featured

Knitting Patterns for Sweaters Inspired by Movies and Television Series. Most patterns are free.

Sweater knitting patterns inspired by the garments worn by characters in movies and television shows. Most of these patterns make great sweaters without even knowing the original inspiration. Many of the patterns are free.

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Free Knitting Patterns

Free Knitting Pattern for Rey Vest

Rey Vest

Inspired by the Rey’s costume in the final scene of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, this cardigan sweater designed by Soile Pyhänniska comes in English and Finnish.

Free Knitting Pattern for The Fog Sweater

The Fog Sweater

Tiennie modeled this sweater after the one worn by the Nick Castle character played by Tom Welling in The Fog movie. Pictured project by FiveSticks

Free Knitting Pattern for Dr. Watson's Cabled Crew Neck Jumper

Sherlock – Dr. Watson’s Cabled Crew Neck Jumper

Amy Noelle Walker (MeldeBaggins on Ravelry) feplicates the cable sweater worn by John Watson in the Sherlock series. The pictured project is by adamsfrood42 who has additional notes

Free Knitting Pattern for Dr. Watson's Oatmeal Jumper for Teddy BearsLove the sweater but don’t have the time for full-size project? Here’s one a teddy-bear sized version by shinysherlock. Finished chest: 15 inches (And maybe you could adapt for a baby? It’s about the size of a newborn.)

Neville Longbottom's Sweater Free Knitting Pattern | Harry Potter inspired Knitting Patterns, many free knitting patterns | These patterns are not authorized, approved, licensed, or endorsed by J.K. Rowling, her publishers, or Warner Bros. Entertainment, Inc.

Neville Longbottom’s Sweater

Designed by Joannie Newsome after the sweater Neville wears in Deathly Hallows pt 2.

Free Knitting Pattern for Weasley Christmas Sweater

Weasley Christmas Sweaters

Allison Hansel designed this sweater after the sweaters Mrs. Weasley made for her kids and Harry for Christmas in the first movie.  Excerpted from Charmed Knits: Projects for Fans of Harry Potter by Alison Hansel.

Free Knitting Pattern for Firefly Wash's Sweater

Firefly – Wash’s Sweater

Don Yarman recreated the cabled pullover sweater worn by the character Wash in two Firefly episodes — “Out of Gas” and “The Message.” Pictured project by dragonxser

Free Knitting Pattern for Twilight Hoodie

Twilight New Moon Bella Hooded Cardigan

Nancy Fry’s sweater is modeled after the hoodie worn by Bella in the movie New Moon. Available in Small, Medium and Large. Pictured project by SofieGranholm

Free Knitting Pattern for Mansfield Park Cardigan

Jane Austen Book Club – Mansifield Park Cardigan

This cable cardigan with shawl collar is Bethany Hait’s re-creation of the sweater that Maria Bello wears in in the movie The Jane Austen Book Club during the scenes in which the group is discussing Mansfield Park. Pictured project by Bryshamom

Free Knitting Pattern for Twilight New Moon Vest

Twilight New Moon Bella Vest

Cambria Washington was inspired by the vest that Bella wore in Twilight New Moon.

Free Knitting Pattern for Coraline Star Sweater

Coraline’s Star Sweater

Jenn Jarvis created this person-sized version of Coraline’s sweater at the request of the Coraline movie team and it is available through the Coraline movie website.Children’s sizes 6, 8 and 10 and Ladies sizes XS-XL (34-50”). Pictured project by ScienceKnitter

Free Knitting Pattern for Watson's Christmas Jumper

Sherlock – John Watson’s Christmas Jumper

Professor Fonz’s Meretricious Sweater was inspired by John Watson’s Christmas sweater in A Scandal in Belgravia. The jumper’s fair-isle patterns from the original Icelandic sweater design. In adult and child sizes.

Love the sweater but don’t have the time for full-size project?

Free knitting pattern for Hat and Mitts based on John Watson's Christmas JumperProfessor Fonz has created a hat and fingerless mitts with the same design.


Free Knitting Pattern for Watson's Christmas Jumper for Teddy BearsHere’s a teddy-bear sized version by shinysherlock. Finished chest: 15 inches (And maybe you could adapt for a baby? It’s about the size of a newborn.)

Free Knitting Pattern for Josephine Cardigan

Big Fish: Josephine’s Cardigan

Melissa Dominguez’s cabled sweater-coat with shawl collar was inspired by a sweater worn by the character
Josephine (played by Marion Cotillard) in the movie “Big Fish”. . Pictured project by GabiVonSchade

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Fifth Doctor Who Sweater

Designed by Cullen Skinner after the sweater worn by Peter Davison for his first two seasons as the Fifth Doctor. Cullen states that it is stitch for stitch screen accurate.

Patterns for Purchase

Knitting Patterns for The Dude Sweater

The Big Lebowski Dude Cardigan

Knit a Dude sweater for everyone in the whole family from baby to grown-ups designed by Andrea Rangel,  It’s worked entirely in the round so that the stranded color work never has to be worked on the wrong side, and finishing doesn’t require any seaming.

Knitting pattern for Huntress Cowl

Hunger Games – Huntress Cowl

Inspired by the cowl vest Katniss wore in Catching Fire. Designed by Karla Repperger.

Knitting Pattern for Matrix Sweater

The Matrix 2: Neo’s Sweater

Suss Cousins is a knitwear costume designer for movies. This pattern is the actual design that Neo wore in the second Matrix movie. To add the holes, use drop stitches. This is one of the designs in her book Hollywood Knits: Thirty Original Suss Designs Pictured project sansmerci

Knitting Pattern for Velma Sweater

Scooby Doo Movie: Velma’s Sweater

Suss Cousins is a knitwear costume designer for movies. This pattern is the actual design for Velma’s swearter in the Scooby Doo movie. This is one of the designs in her book Hollywood Knits: Thirty Original Suss Designs Pictured project twiggyr

Knitting pattern for mens Star Trek inspired sweater tunic Hes Not an Extra

Star Trek Uniform

One of the 43 patterns in Knitting It Old School. This sweater has a coordinated two-tone color combination for that clean, fleet uniform look with stand-up v-shaped ollars and long sleeves. Available for women and men.

Knitting Pattern for Serendipity Cardigan

Serendipity: Kate’s Skating Cardigan

Suss Cousins is a knitwear costume designer for movies. This pattern is the actual design from Serendipity for the cardigan Kate Beckinsale wore in the skating rink scene. This is one of the designs in her book Hollywood Knits: Thirty Original Suss Designs Pictured project by Joyous

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, 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!

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