Knitting patterns for cardigan sweaters with decorative front edges. Most patterns are free. Updated 5/27/23
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I love the unique triangle shaped back of this bolero contrasting with the softness of the ruffles. Designed by Satu Ruokamo. Sport weight yarn.
Cozy Cable Hooded Cardigan
Long sleeved cardigan sweater with hood and celtic cable along the front edges. Sizes Bust: 28-34", 36-38", 40-42", 44-46", 48-54", 56-62". Designed by Bernat Design Studio. Aran weight yarn.
Cardigan with moss stitch edge knit flat with sleeves made with increases in the body. Quick knit in bulky yarn. Sizes Finished Bust: 38 (42, 46, 50, 54, 58, 64)”. Designed by Erica Jackofsky (Fiddle Knits).
Long sleeved cardigan sweater with a 2 row repeat broken rib on the sleeves and down the front edges. Sizes Bust: 28-30, 32-34, 36-38, 40-42, 44-46, 48-50 in/ 71-76, 81-86, 91-97, 102-107, 112-117, 122-127 cm. Designed by Sarah Hatton for West Yorkshire Spinners. DK weight yarn.
Long sleeved cardigan sweater with an 8 row repeat lace stitch down the front edges and sleeves, as well as a lace panel on the back. Sizes Bust: 38 (42, 46.25, 50.5, 54.5, 59.25, 62.5) inches / 96.5 (106.5, 117.5, 128.5, 138.5, 150.5, 159) cm. Designed by Valentina Cosciani for Knitty. Fingering weight yarn.
Long sleeved cardigan sweater with a 4 row repeat texture stitch down the front edges, on hems, and cuffs. Sizes Bust (closed)—35 (39, 43, 47, 51, 55, 59)". Designed by Alison Green for Berroco. Bulky weight yarn.
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Long sleeved cardigan sweater with cable border along front edges and cables down the back. Sizes Chest: 32, 36, 40, 44, 48, 52, 56 inches. Designed by Kirsten Kapur for Knitty. Fingering weight yarn.
Long sleeved cardigan sweater with pockets, cable border along front edges, and a diamond texture on body. Sizes S (M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL) 38” (42, 46, 50, 54, 58)” at bust. Designed by Cheryl Beckerich. Sport weight yarn.
Cabled Raglan Cardigan
Cardigan with a 4 row repeat honeycomb cabled pattern along the front edges. Aran weight yarn. Sizes XS (S, M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X). Designed by Heather Lodinsky for Lion Brand.
California Coast Cardi
Cardigan sweater with a waterfall draped front with a checkerbord texture. Sizes Chest: 34 (38, 42, 46, 50) inches. Designed by Jill Wright. DK weight yarn.
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Cardigan with wrapped collar, cable trim along front edge, with an overall 4 row repeat honeycomb stitch. Sizes S, M, L, XL, XXL. Designed by Ekaterina Filippova-Blanchard. DK weight yarn. Pictured project by Liana. Available in English and French
Cari Cable Trimmed Cardi
Cable-trim cardigan with three-quarter length sleeves is knit mostly in 4 row repeat moss stitch. Sizes 32-46 in/ 90-125 cm. Designed by Sarah Hatton. DK weight yarn. Pictured project by agsewnsew.
Designed by Nora Gaughan for Berroco, this bulky yarn jacket features a stunning cabled front, shortened sleeves and deep pockets, with sizes X-Small, Small, Medium, Large, 1X, 2X.
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Soiree Cable Edge Jacket
No longer free. Long sleeved cardigan sweater edged with cable. Sizes To Fit Bust 32/34" 36/38" 40/42" 44/46" 48/50" 52/54". Designed by Sirdar. Aran weight yarn.
Cabled Edge Cardigan
Long-sleeved cardigan sweater knit flat with a woven cable front edge and sleeve edges. Worked flat. Sizes S, M, L, XL, 2X, 3X. Designed by Andi Javori. One of the patterns in Knit Cardigans - 12 Luxurious Sweaters will Become Everyday Favorites. Available in ebook or paperback.
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Dreamy Weave Cardigan
Written pattern for a beautiful basketweave cable cardigan with cable edge. Oversized, relaxed fit. Sizes Body circumference: 42 in (S) - 49 in (M) - 53 in (L) Designed by KatrinesDesigns.
Cardigan features a front borders of dropped stitches with bold cables. The pieces are worked separately and seamed together. Sizes 33 1/2 (37, 41, 44, 48, 52)" Aran weight yarn. Named after mathematician Leonhard Euler. Designed by Linda Marveng.
Cocoon cardigan sweater with leaf lace border. Quick knit in bulky yarn. Designed by Laimute Vaiciuliene.
Cozy long sleeved cardigan sweater knit in garter stitch with braided cable edge. Quick knit in super bulky yarn. Designed by Laimute Vaiciuliene.