Shorter Sleeved Pullover Knitting Patterns
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Free Knitting Patterns
Remsen Twist Front Top
Cute cropped pullover is knit in stockinette and seed stitch and gets it texture from the recommended yarn. This may only be free for a limited time. Designed by Coralie Meslin for Tahki Stacy Charles. Sizes Small (Medium, Large, XL)
This pullover is combination of sweater and poncho, wrapping the shoulders and upper arms with elbow length arm openings just above the fitted waistband. Knit with dropped stitches, it creates a flattering silhouette for almost everyone. Designed by Melinda VerMeer. XS (S, M, L, 1X, 2X 3X)
Designed by Norah Gaughan, this seamless pullover with lace motifs is knit from the center out so you stop knitting when you get to the size you want. Pattern and instructional video class available for free with a free trial at Creativebug OR purchase pattern and class individually.
This pullover is worked in one piece from the top down and features textured stitches, unexpected side cables, three-quarter-length sleeves, and a flattering A-line shape. Designed by Cheryl Niamath. XS [S, M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X] Pictured project by Erysimum
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.
Cropped sweater features color-blocking with scalloping at the waist and cuffs and elbow-length sleeves in worsted weight. Designed by Andi Satterlund. XS (S, M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X). Pictured project by ela-sews
Top-down seamless pullover sweater top with short sleeves and circular lace yoke. Great stashbuster. Designed by ANKESTRiCK. XS, S, M, L, XL
Cable Fitted Pullover
This sweater features an elegant cable that flows from the neckline down the front and three quarter length sleeves. Finished bust: 34 (38, 41, 44)” Designed by Linda Cyr
Short sleeved pullover top features all-over zigzag cables and minimal finishing. Note: Many Ravelrers added extra rows to the neckline of the original pattern because it was too low. Designed by Jenna Adorno Sizes: XS (S, M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X). Pictured project by Shlaci
Leonora Aran Tee
Cable pullover sweater knit in two pieces. Quick knit in chunky yarn. Sizes: Bust 32-34 36-38 40-42 44-46 in
- Get the free knitting pattern (checkout with no payment and then download)
- Get the recommended yarn Stylecraft Life Chunky (15+ colors available) at Deramore’s
This pullover features a deep u-neck, ridged bodice, short drop-shoulder sleeves, and side seam slits..Great for layering! Designed by Berroco who rated it easy. X-Small, Small, Medium, Large, 1X, 2X
Francis Revisited Sweater
Pullover sweater features a cowl neck, seed stitch details, and elbow length sleeves. Top down construction that’s a fairly easy pattern in worsted weight. Designed by Beth Silverstein Sizes: XS (S, M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X). Pictured project by adrienneknits
- Get the free knitting pattern
- Get the Aran weight Lorna’s Laces Lion & Lamb yarn used in the pictured project on Etsy
This vintage pattern from the 1930s is a quick knit though most Ravelrers said it took longer than 3 hours. It’s a pullover sweater with short puffed sleeves, ribbed yoke and hem, and peekaboo closure. Pictured project by heliodor who made modifications. I recommend you check the Ravelry projects for notes.
Short sleeved top features an all over honeycomb cable pattern. Finished bust: 30 (33½, 38, 41½, 46)” Designed by Julie Farmer
Cowl Neck Slouchy Sweater
I love cowl necks! Cathy Payson’s sweater knits up quickly in broken rib pattern with Red Heart’s bulky Medley yarn. Stitches are picked up from the neckline to knit the cowl. Red Heart sent me a free sample of the bulky Medley yarn used for this hat. Although I haven’t had a chance to knit with it yet, it’s very soft and the colors are striking.
Schachenmayr’s sweater features three-quarter sleeves, ribbed shoulders and contrasting cuffs and neckline. Sizes: XS, S, M, L, XL
Patterns for Purchase
If you can knit, purl, cast on and bind off, you can knit this easy short sleeve cropped pullover top in seed stitch with buttons to close sleeves and define the shape. One size fits most – 15″ high x 33″ wide
Briar Rose Tunic
A delicate cable lattice grows out of a sleek column of ribbing in this tunic. Designed by by Elisabeth F. Parker. 30 (34, 38, 42, 46, 50)” bust circumference. Pictured project by Amy77
August Sky Pullover
This top down pullover is knit in an easy all over lace pattern, accented with ribbing, with elbow length sleeves. Finished Bust Measurements 27.5 (30, 32, 34.5, 36.5)(39, 41, 43.5, 47)” / 70 (76, 81, 87.5, 93)(99, 104, 110.5, 119) cm
Exquisite pullover top designed by Norah Gaughan featuring a central lace panel on a background of dropped stitches. To fit bust sizes 30(34-38-42-46-50-54)”. One of the patterns in Berroco: Norah Gaughan Vol 16
Love the staggered stripe pattern in this pullover sweater with three quarter sleeves. The intarsia technique minimizes ends for a quick, easy finish. 34 (37¼, 42¼, 46, 50¾)” bust circumference. Designed by Julia Farwell-Clay Pictured project by MadMad
La Cruz Top
I love the striking twisted wrapped front on this lace openwork pullover sweater with cables. Woman’s S through 3XL
Floral Finery Pullover
Inspired by Art Nouveau, this sweater features three-quarter sleeves with colorwork cuffs and wide-statement collar with colorwork and shaped points at both the front and back framing the V-neck. 34½ (38½, 40½) inches (87.6 [97.8, 102.9] cm) bust circumference
Desert Sands Tee
Short sleeved top features an easy chevron lace. Woman’s S through XL.
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!