Free knitting patterns for pullover and cardigan sweaters knit with cables and lace. Many of the patterns are free. Updated 10/2/23
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Allegro Lace Cardigan
Women's long-sleeved cardigan with all over cable and lace design. Sizes Bust: 34¾“ to 52" / 88cm to 132cm. DK weight yarn. Designed by Sari Nordlund
Women's pullover with 3/4 sleeves, a slouchy turtleneck, oversized A-line shape, stunning cable and lace column. Sizes Bust: 36 (40, 44, 48, 52, 56, 60, 64)“. Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Norah Gaughan
Leaf Panel Cardigan
I love leaf lace so this long line women's cardigan that features leaf motifs framed with cables caught my eye, especially in the teal color of the pictured project. Sizes Finished Bust: 42 ins [107 cm] to 54 ins [137 cm]. Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Patons. Pictured project by Rox
Women's cropped pullover with lace diamonds, vines of cable and lace, and more textures. If you want to make the sweater longer (like I would) the designer recommends adding extra body repeats before starting armhole shaping. Sizes Bust: 32 inches to 50 inches. DK weight yarn. Designed by Marie Wallin
Cables and Lace Hoodie
A 12 row repeat creates a pattern of leaf lace alternating with rope cables on this cardigan with hodd. Sizes Bust: 28-34" [71-86.5 cm] to 56-62" [142-157.5 cm]. Aran weight yarn. Designed by Patons
Sanne Woman's Pullover
V-neck pullover sweater with a delicate cable and mesh stitch knit in a 2 row repeat without a cable needle. Sizes Bust: 32 t0 50 inches. Fingering weight yarn. Sanne Woman's Pullover in Schachenmayr Organic Cotton S10862. Available in English, Dutch, French
Cables and Lace Cardigan
Long-sleeved collared cardigan knit with an allover 12 row repeat cable and lace stitch. Sizes To Fit Bust: 36in to 60in. DK weight yarn. Designed by Melissa Leapman.
Zigzags and Diamonds Sweater
This pullover combines two of my favorite design elements in an elegant way: zigzag cables and geometric lace in the mesh diamonds merge in an elegant design. Sizes Bust: 81-86 to 122-127 cm / 32-34 t0 48-50 in. Bulky weight yarn. Jumper in Rico Essentials Mega Wool Chunky R2008
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Lace and Cable Sweater
Long sleeved pullover sweater knit in three pieces with cable and lace. The bottom front and back are knit bottom up in a 12 row repeat Lattice lace stitch. The yoke and sleeves are knit sideways in one piece in a 12 row repeat cable and lace. Sizes Bust: 33 to 51" / 82 to 127 cm. DK weight yarn. Pullover 7259 designed by Elle Yarns
Short-sleeved tee pullover sweater with v-neck framed in cables and lace sleeves. Sizes Bust: 34¼ to 58“ / 87 to 147.5 cm. DK weight yarn. Designed by Therese Chynoweth for Cascade Yarns
Double Breasted Cropped Cardigan
Women's long sleeved cardigan with with collar and cable and lace panels. Sizes S/M/L/XL/XXL. Super Bulky weight yarn. 2256 designed by Plymouth
Not Your Average Sweater
Exquisite cable and lace long-sleeved women's pullover features a diamond lace and cable design. Sizes XS (S) M (L) Bulky weight yarn. Designed by Fraya
Diamond Lace and Cable
Long-sleeved women's pullover features a diamond lace and cable design. Knit flat. No picking up stitches because neckband is knit separately and sewn on. Sizes To Fit Bust: 80cm/34in to 122cm/52in. DK weight yarn. Sweater in Phildar Phil Thalassa
Women's sweater knit with leaf lace framed with cables. Knit flat semi fitted textured sweater with 3/4 sleeves. Sizes S, M, L, XL, XXL. DK weight yarn. Designed by Marie Wallin
The diamond lace and cable design is featured on both the front and back of this women's sweater with smaller versions accenting the sleeves. Knit flat. Sizes 32 (36, 40, 44, 48, 52, 56)". DK weight yarn. Designed by Berroco Design Team
Slouchy Sampler Sweater
Pullover knit in panels of 8 row rope cables, 12 row repeat lace triangles, and 4 row repeat Little Boxes texture, and then assembled in a multi-directional top. Sizes 1X/2X, L, M, S. Designed by Melissa Leapman for Lion Brand. Worsted weight yarn.
Pullover sweater knit flat with an 8 row repeat cable pattern. 5 Sizes to fit bust: 82-127cm / about 33 inches to 51 inches. DK weight yarn. Elle 7902 Pullover designed by Saprotex International Design Studio.
Cables And Lace Cardigan
Cardigan sweater knit with a 4 row repeat lace and 8 row cable panels. Sizes Finished Bust 37 (40, 42, 47, 49) in. (94 (101.5, 106.5, 119.5, 124.5) cm). Bulky weight yarn. Designed by Lion Brand.
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Top-down, seamless cardigan with round neck and combination of cables, twisted stitches, and eyelets. The button bands are knit at the same time with the cardigan, so you do not have to pick up stitches at the end. Sizes 97 ( 100, 105 )( 108, 113, 124 ) cm / 38.25 ( 39.25, 41.25 )( 42.5, 44.5, 48.75 ) in. Designed by Irene Lin. DK weight yarn
Women's cropped pullover with a stunning lace, cable and twisted stitch design. Sizes Bust: 32 inches to 50 inches. DK weight yarn. Designed by Marie Wallin
Simply Sweet Sweater
Long-sleeved pullover sweater with wide neckline featuring a cable and lace design is a simple 21 stitch repeat over 8 rows. Sizes 32 inches to 46 inches. Simply Sweet Vintage Sweater designed by Sandy Schultz. Worsted weight yarn
Long-sleeved pullover sweater featuring cables and diamond motifs with a high ribbed collar. To Fit Bust : 81-86 92-97 102-107 112-117 cm (32-34 36-38 40-42 44-46 in). Aran weight yarn. Designed by Debbie Bliss
Pullover sweaters with cable and lace panel on the front with options for three-quarters or short sleeves. Sizes 61cm to 117cm / 24 inches to 47 inches. Girl's and Woman's Sweaters in Sirdar Country Style DK 7034. DK weight yarn.
Lace cardigan sweater worked in one piece from top to bottom and embellished front and back with lace and cable pattern like leaves, which can be worked either from charts or from written descriptions. Sizes to fit bust: 30 (34, 38, 42, 46, 50, 54, 58) inches / 76 (86, 96, 107, 117, 127, 137, 147) cm bust circumference. Designed by IrmianDesign. Worsted weight yarn.
Cardigan sweater with lace and cable design inspired by leaves or flames on front. Sizes to fit bust: 31 (33 3/4, 36 3/4, 40, 43 1/4, 48)". Designed by IrmianDesign. Sport weight yarn.
Romantic lightweight sweater, worked from the bottom up in a round and partially flat, with dropped lace sleeves and attached cable edging around the scoop neck and hem. Designed cropped, but the length can be easily adjusted. Bust sizes 74 84, 94, 104, 114, 124, 134, 144, 154) cm /29 33, 37, 41, 45, 49, 53, 57, 61 in. Designed by Teti Lutsak.