Knitting patterns for cardigan sweaters with a stylish asymmetric front. Updated 4/28/23
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Lacy Wrap Sweater
Turn this cardigan into a shawl with sleeves by wrapping the long front panels over the shoulders. Trimmed in a lacy vine pattern. Sizes small/medium and large/XL. Sport weight yarn. Designed by Knitted Moon Designs
Cozy Wrapped Cardigan
Shawl collared cardigan with front edges that can overlap and belted. Sizes Chest: 36 (40½, 43½, 48)”. Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Cindy Taylor for O-Wool
Wrap cardigan with a frilled collar. Sizes 32" - 40" bust. Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Kim Hargreaves for Rowan Yarns
Double-breasted cardigan with a two color checked pattern closes at the waist for a flattering and fun silhouette. Sizes Bust (closed) – 32(36-40-44-48-52)”. Aran weight yarn. Designed by Cirilia Rose for Berroco
Shawl collared cardigan knit with overlapping front knit in stockinette and rib. Sizes Small, Medium, Large, X-Large, and 2X. Aran weight yarn. Designed by Italian Story Design Team
Ballet Wrap Cardigan
Wrap style cardigan with a tie front and long sleeves. Finished Bust 28 (31, 34, 37, 41) in. (71 (78.5, 86.5, 94, 104) cm). Aran weight yarn. Designed by Lily Chin for Lion Brand
Wrap style cardigan knit in floral arrowhead lace with a front that can be worn wrapped or open. Finished Bust Measurements: 38(45-52-59-66). Aran weight yarn. Designed by Emily Nora O'Neil for Berroco
Wrap style cardigan worked sideways and can worn open with draped collar or closed with asymmetric wrap front. 3 Sizes. DK weight yarn. Designed by Azize Sterling
Wrap-over cardigan worked from the top down with lace neckline. Sizes Finished bust measurements: 80 to 135 cm / 31 ½ to 53 ¼ inches. Fingering weight yarn. Designed by Marie Amelie Designs
More Free Patterns
Long-sleeved cardigan sweater knit sideways with asymmetric wrapped or open front. Sizes Chest: 32, 36, 40, 44, 48, 52, 56 inches. Fingering weight yarn. Designed by Laura Nelkin.
Cross Over Cardigan
Ballet style wrap cardigan sweater knit flat. Sizes XS S M L X. DK weight yarn. Cross Over in Bergere de France Cabourg - 22.
Cable Cardigan CB12-22
Short-sleeved cardigan sweater knit in cables and garter stitch with asymmetric buttoned closure. Sizes 34-36 (38-40) 42-44 (46-48) 50-52. Sport weight yarn. Designed by Cheval Blanc Official. Available in English, Dutch, French, German, Spanish.
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Ardsley Jacket Cardigan
Cardigan jacket knit in reversible 4 row repeat with asymmetric front, collar, and pockets. Sizes 2X, 1X, L, M, S. Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Lion Brand.
Asymmetrical cardigan sweater knit in one piece with a 2 row repeat broken rib stitch and fringe. Sizes XS - 2XL. DK weight yarn. Designed by Therese Chynoweth.
Asymmetrical cardigan sweater with a wide shawl collar of crisscrossed rib. Sizes X-Small, Small, Medium, Large, 1X, 2X. Aran weight yarn. Designed by Berroco Design Team. Pictured project by Sahfi
Heather Lodinsky’s cardigan features an asymmetrical front knit in double garter stitch.
Waterfall Wrap Cardigan
Long-sleeved sweater worked flat with a cowl collar. Sizes XS - 2XL. Designed by Therese Chynoweth. Worsted weight yarn.
Twist and Shout Cardigan
This long-sleeved, split collar sweater that wraps at the neck flatters all body shapes thanks to the combination of simple waist shaping, all-over ribbing, cables and the angled center panels. Four sizes from XS to 4X. Designed by Robynn Weldon for Knitty. Pictured project by rossity
Patterns for Purchase
Dapple Cardigan Jacket
No longer free. Cardigan with textured front edges and cuffs with an asymmetric front closure. Sizes To Fit Bust 32/34" 36/38" 40/42" 44/46" 48/50" 52/54". Designed by Sirdar. DK weight yarn. Yarn also available on pattern page.
Wide Collar Cardigan or Vest
Knit a cropped cardigan or long vest with a wide ribbed collar. Leave the shawl collar open to drape or wrap for a double breasted look. Size: To fit chest/bust: 80 (90, 100, 110)cm Designed by Jo Sharp. DK weight yarn.
Tierney Jacket with Long or Short Sleeves
Wrapover cardigan sweater knitted in a simple stretchy horizontal rib stitch. The jacket can be knitted in one piece or with a back seam, with either short or long sleeves, and shaping is worked in short-rows. Size: TO FIT BUST XS S M L XL (86 94 103 108 116 cm, 34 37 41 43 46 in) Designed by Jennie Atkinson. DK weight yarn.
Lace Front Wrap Cardigan
No longer free. Sirdar Toscana DK 7974 asymmetric wrap features a lace panel and knit lace edge. Option for long or short sleeves. Sizes Size 32/34 36/38 40/42 44/46 48/50 52/54 inches.
King Cole Cardigans
No longer free. Cardigan knit with a 2 row repeat. 2 styles: One with asymmetric front (shown) and another with center buttonband. Sizes To Fit Bust: 81cm to 107cm. Aran weight yarn. Designed by King Cole.
Cardigan sweater with asymmetric front and lace collar. Options for fewer buttons. Knit seamlessly from the top-down. Size: 29(32, 35, 38, 41, 45, 48, 51)” bust. Designed by Mary Annarella. Fingering weight yarn.
An easy slipped stitch, knit and purl repeat that is easy to memories is the staple motif for this gorgeously snuggly jacket sweater with deep ribbed collar. Size: To Fit Bust: 82cm to 107cm Designed by MillaMia. Worsted weight yarn.
Easy Hooded Jacket
This long sleeved cardigan with hood is a quick knit in garter stitch and bulky yarn. Size: S- M- L- XL