Knitting patterns for long-sleeved sweaters - cardigans, boleros, and jackets. Most patterns are free. Updated 9/7/23
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Must Have Cardigan
Cabled long-sleeved cardigan sweater with diamond and other cables. Sizes 28-34" [71-86.5 cm] to 56-62" [142-157.5 cm]. Designed by Gayle Bunn. Worsted weight yarn. A kit is also available.
Jacket With Pockets
Long-sleeved color-blocked cardigan sweater with pockets knit flat with a 2 row repeat slip stitch texture. Looks easy and there's no picking up stitches though the collar looks a little fiddly. Sizes S to XXL. Designed by Bergere de France. Aran weight yarn. Available in English and French
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Comfiest Knit Cardigan
Web version is free. Easy cardigan designed for beginners with pockets knit flat in one large rectangle for the back, two large rectangles for the front panels, and two lightly shaped sleeves. Sizes Small, Medium, Large, XL, XXL. Worsted weight yarn. A printable pdf are available on Etsy. A kit is also available. Designed by Jessica Reeves Potasz at Mama In A Stitch.
Long-sleeved cabled cardigan sweater with deep ribbing at the hem and cuffs. Sizes XS to 5XL. Designed by Nicole Winer for Yarnspirations. Worsted weight yarn.
Sweet Springs Cardigan
Long-sleeved lace sweater knit with a 12 row 12 stitch repeat lace pattern. Designed by Amy Christoffers. DK weight yarn. This pattern was featured in Season 10 of Knit and Crochet Now! and is free with registration at Annie’s
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Long-sleeved cardigan features a flattering V-neck and a lace stitch that starts at the yoke wraps around from the fronts to meet in the back. Worked seamlessly in one piece from the top-down. Designed by Madeleine Nilsson. Sizes XS (S, M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X). Available in English and Swedish.
Lace Yoke Cardigan
Classic long-sleeved cardigan is knit seamlessly in one piece from the top down. Sizes 30 ½ (32 ½, 34 ¼, 36, 38 ½, 40, 42 ½, 44, 46 ½, 48 ½, 50 ½) inches. Pattern and instructional video class by the designer Gudrun Johnston available for free with a free trial at Creativebug OR purchase pattern and class individually.
Long sleeved cardigan designed by Carol Lapin is knit in 10 garter stitch panels in bulky yarn and joined with three needle bind-off that create a piping effect. One size. Pictured project by indigirl
Designed by Marly Bird, this long sleeved sweater features oversized lace sleeves with fitted cuffs, a shawl collar, and interesting overall texture. 3 sizes. Pattern and instructional video class available for free with a free trial at Creativebug OR purchase pattern and class individually.
Letter Jacket Cardigan
Cute classic cardigan styled like school letter jackets. Customize with your own school colors. Designed by Jodi Lewanda. Sizes x small – 2X
Sarah Hatton designed this shaped cardigan with cables and moss stitch for Rowan. Requires registration to download. Sizes S, M, L, XL.
More Free Patterns
Pohjan Neito Cable Cardigan
Tuulia Salmela designed this flattering fitted jacket with lovely cable trim detail and high collar, this shape-flattering cardigan includes two different front neckline options. Body circumference:approximately 46″. Pattern also contains instructions for a coat.
Elegant and graceful, this cardigan designed by Berroco features a stunning floral lace back and edging. Sizes X-Small, Small, Medium, Large, 1X and 2X.
Cozy, top down, raglan cardigan with shawl collar, cable pockets, and beautiful back details is a quick knit in bulky yarn. Adult sizes 32(34, 38)/81(86, 97)cm. Designed by Melissa Schaschwary. Pattern is discontinued but still in the Internet archive.
Nora Gaughan designed this easy elegant garter stitch cardigan with shaping. XS (S, M, L, 1X, 2X)
Shawl Collar Cardigan
Designed by Crystal Palace Yarns, this cardigan is an easy sweater project. It has a lovely shawl collar but no complicated stitches. Super chunky yarn makes this a quick project. Sizes S, M, L
Designed by Berroco, this cardigan has a lovely corrugated shawl collar and fitted ribbed waist. Sized for X-Small, Small, Medium, Large and X-Large
Norah Gaughan designed this lace button-front cardigan for Berroco. Sized for X-Small, Small, Medium, Large, 1X and 2X
Designed by Lori Versaci for Knitty, this pattern has sizes XS to 5X (actual chest measurements from 32-60 inches).
Vera Sanon’s draped cardigan is knit from the top down, with a gradual reversed v-shaped-front that is very figure flattering with ¾ length or full-length sleeves. Fingering, Sport or DK weight yarn. Sizes: XS (S, M, L1, L2)(XL, 2XL, 3XL)
Veronik Avery designed this wrap cardigan with diagonal lace. Sizes XS[S, M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X]
Dainty rosebuds decorate this cardigan from Berroco. The rosebuds are difficult to see in this brown color but they are quite sweet and made with floral bobbles. Sized for X-Small, Small, Medium, Large, 1X and 2X
Silver Belle / Romy Cardigan
Debbie Bliss design featured on a Vogue Knitting cover is a masterpiece of cables and textured stitches. Sizes – Bust (buttoned) – 32 (36, 40)”/ 82 (92, 102)cm. Pictured project by RobynPearl
Patterns for Purchase
Long sleeved textured cardigan using bulky yarn and the lovely dot stitch with a sophisticated length, ribbed collar, and cozy pockets. Sizes Bust: (48, 56, 64, 72) to fit actual bust of (32-38, 40-46, 48-54, 56-62). Designed by AllAboutAmi.
Long sleeved elegant sweater combines classic design with feminine shaping featuring an allover lattice texture, cables, and shawl collar. Sizes XS (S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL). Designed by Vanessa Smith. Sport weight yarn. There is also a version for baby and child sizes.
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Long sleeved cardigan sweater with figure flattering flared cable detail on the front and matching cables on sleeves. Sizes XS (XS1, S, M, L, XL, 2X). Fingering yarn. Designed by Hanna Maciejewska. Pictured project by jettshin. Available in English, German, Polish
Cozy long sleeved cardigan sweater knit in garter stitch with braided cable edge. Quick knit in super bulky yarn. Designed by Laimute Vaiciuliene.
Long sleeved cardigan sweater features bracelet length sleeves and a swingy triangular lace insert. The easy lace pattern is also worked along the front bands and extended around the neck for the collar. Finished Bust: 33.25 (34.75, 36.25, 37.75, 39, 42, 45, 47.75, 50.75, 53.75, 56.5)”. Recommended yarn on pattern page.
The designer Val Love says this is a very easy jacket pattern, with a double thick shawl collar and wrap front. Worked in one piece with shoulder seams. Size: XS-XXL.
Cozy seed stitch cardigan with long ribbed collar and cuffs. Quick knit in bulky yarn. Sizes 28(30, 32, 34, 36, 38) in AND 40(42, 44, 46, 48, 50) in. Designed by Jane Richmond.
This draped front cardigan has an infinitely long collar that can be twisted and wrapped around the head like a scarf or placed over the sides, forming a luscious shawl collar. Sizes: Bust: 32 (36, 40, 44, 48, 52)” / 81.5 (91.5, 101.5, 112, 122,