Knitting patterns for shrugs, vests, and cardigans with a circular body that forms naturally draped or rounded front and natural shawl collar.
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Ribbed Collar Bolero
Easy shrug cardigan knit flat in one rectangle and seamed to form a circular shape and shawl collar. Quick knit in bulky weight yarn. Great showcase for self-striping or gradient yarn. Designed by Teresa Chorzepa for Lion Brand.
Lattice Cocoon Cardi
Cozy lace sweater Knit flat then in the round as you go to create the circle shape. 6 Sizes. Quick knit in super bulky weight yarn. Designed by Kt Baldassaro for Feza Yarns.
The circlular shape of this lace cardigan creates a wide shawl collar that can also be worn as a hood. Sizes Finished Bust 38 (44, 50) in. (96.5 (112, 127) cm). Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Vladimir Teriokhin.
Nebula Medallion Vest
Circlular sleeveless cardigan with a shawl collar, knit in the round. Sizes XS-3XL. Great way to showcase a super-bulky art yarn, either in the center back or in the shawl collar. Super Bulky weight yarn. Designed by Rebecca Hope Osborn
Royal Rib Sweater Wrap
The elegant shawl collared Royal Rib Turtleback cardigan is knit with a 4 row repeat stitch in a square with armholes and seamed. Bulky yarn. Woman’s small (medium, large, extra-large). Rated easy by the designer. Design by Frances Hughes.
More Free Patterns
This ribbed shrug is knitted with a back panel, and then extra stitches are cast on and the outer circle is knit in the round forming the armholes. Designed by SKEINO LLC. Sizes S - XXL (Chest - 32" - 54"). DK weight yarn. It helped me picture how this pattern works to look at one of the Ravelry projects that showed the shrug flat.
Textured Circle Shrug
This cardigan is knit with a ribbed front with seed stitch edge, and welted elbow lengtth sleeves. The back and sleeves are knit first and then the front is picked up and knit int he round. Worsted weight yarn. Sizes 32-34 to 52-54. Designed by Stefanie Japel for Lion Brand. Pictured projects by tchick and Wega
This circle sweater features a 4 row repeat Moss Stitch collar and draped front. The body is knit in the round in one piece and sleeves are added. Bulky yarn. Designed by Berroco Design Team. This pattern was featured in Season 8 of Knit and Crochet Now! and is free with registration at Annie’s
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Blue Moon Cardigan
DROPS Design’s long sleeved cardigan is essentially a circle with sleeves. Size: S – M/L – XL /XXL – XXXL
I love the shape of this coat! This pattern by Berroco creates a lovely draped coat with ingenious concentric ribbed circles.
Shawl Collar Vest
This easy circle shrug / vest by Jennifer Miller is knit in chunky yarn. Great for multi-color yarn. Pictured project byTelse
Patterns for Purchase
Lace Shawl Cardi
Lace cocoon cardigan. Worsted weight yarn. Designed by SusanKnitsDesign
This lace knit vest almost looks crocheted. It’s knit as a circle with armholes so construction is easy.