Movie and TV Sweater Knitting Patterns
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.
To get the knitting patterns, scroll down the page to the individual pattern you want and click on the link to that pattern.
These patterns are not my designs but links to other designers who have generously shared their patterns. If you have questions about how to knit a specific pattern, please contact the designer directly.
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Free Knitting Patterns
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
Love 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.)
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.
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
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
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
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?
Professor Fonz has created a hat and fingerless mitts with the same design.
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
Patterns for Purchase
Madam Secretary Cardigan
Garter-stitch cocoon cardigan with dolman (batwing) sleeves that was inspired by a sweater worn by Téa Leoni in the tv series Madam Secretary. Designed by Carol Sunday. Sized to fit: XS (S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL)
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.
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
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
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.
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 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!