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Draped Cardigan Knitting Patterns

by | Dec 24, 2015 | Cardigans, Clothing

Knitting patterns for Draped Cardigans and Jackets, most patterns are free

I love draped front cardigans and jackets because the flowing lines seem so flattering and fluid.

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Free Knitting Patterns

Free Knitting Pattern for Fleur Cardigan

Fleur Cardigan

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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Free Knitting Pattern for Carrington Cardigan


Carrington Cardigan

This long sleeved sweater with flattering draped front is knit in a 4 row repeat textured stitch. Sizes: XS[S, M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X]. Designed by Amy Palmer for Knitty

Free knitting pattern for Amano Lupe Cardigan and more draped cardigan knitting patterns

Amano Lupe Cardigan

This sweater designed by Amano yarns features a flattering draped front AND a decorative back with an openwork cable design. To Fit Bust Size: 30(34-38-42-46-50)”

Free knitting pattern for Ballade Draped Front Jacket and more draped cardigan knitting patterns

Ballade Jacket

This flowing coat by DROPS Design is knit in stockinette and garter stitch. It gets its texture from boucle yarn.  Size: S – M – L – XL – XXL – XXXL

Free knitting pattern for Drape Front Cardigan and more draped sweater knitting patterns

Drape Front Cardigan

Julie Farmer designed this sweater for Red Heart in sizes from Small to XXL.

Free knitting pattern for Cirriform Cardigan in super bulky yarn and more draped front cardigan knitting patterns

Cirriform Cardigan

This top-down raglan sweater features long asymmetrical fronts in macro lace, and a small lace diamond on the upper back. The designer, Emma Welform, used Berroco Kodiak, and recommends that your yarn choice be lightweight and lofty. Sizes 35.75 [40, 44.5, 48.75, 53.25, 58.75, 63.05] inches

Free knitting pattern for Folded Squares Cardigan and more draped cardigan knitting patterns

Folded Squares Cardigan

Purl Soho’s ingenious design is three garter stitch pieces assembled to form a soft drape in six sizes available: 34 (38, 42, 46, 50, 54)

Free knitting pattern for Daedalus Cardigan and more draped cardigan knitting patterns


Jodie Gordon Lucas’s pattern features lace and cables on a rectangular shape with sleeves that flows when worn. Sizes XS [S, M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X]

Free knitting pattern for Radha coat shrug and more free knitting patterns for jackets and coats at


I love the shape of this coat! This pattern by Berroco creates a lovely draped coat with ingenious concentric ribbed circles.

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Free knitting pattern for Patons Short Sleeve Cardigan and more draped cardigan knitting patterns

Short Sleeve Draped Cardigan

Lace weight yarn on larger needles helps create this drape. The recommended yarn is Australian but other lace weight superwash merino yarns come close according to Yarnsub. Size: XS S M L XL

Free knitting pattern for Wayside Lace Cardigan and more draped front cardigan knitting patterns

Wayside Lace Cardigan

Schoppel-Wolle Design Team’s cardigan features cables and lace and is designed to be worn open or wrapped and pinned closed. XS/S, M/L

Free knitting pattern for Blue Moon Cardigan and more draped front cardigan knitting patterns

Blue Moon Cardigan

DROPS Design’s long sleeved cardigan is essentially a circle with sleeves. Size: S – M/L – XL /XXL – XXXL

Free knitting pattern for Directional Ribs Cardigan and more draped front cardigan knitting patterns

Directional Ribs Cardigan

Irina Poludnenko’s long sleeved cardigan creates a drape with its design of vertical and horizontal ribbing.

Free knitting pattern for Catherine Jacket and more draped front cardigan knitting patterns

Catherine Jacket

This flowing cardigan by Adele Cutten is just one stockinette rectangle with armholes created by seaming. The airy drape is created by knitting a worsted weight mohair blend yarn on size 11 needles.

Free knitting pattern for Tango short sleeve cardigan and more draped cardigan knitting patterns



Berroco Design Team’s short sleeve cardigan, knit in an openwork stitch, is really a rectangular shawl with sleeves. One size. Though the pattern calls for worsted yarn, the pictured project by flyingfingers11 used fingering weight yarn.

Free knitting pattern for Fly Away Cardigan and more draped cardigan knitting patterns

Fly Away

DROPS Design’s flowing cardigan is knit in stockinette with two strands of yarn held together.  Sizes S – M – L – XL – XXL – XXXL.

Timeless Grace Cardigan Free Knitting Pattern

Timeless Grace Cardigan

DROPS Design created this draped cardigan with lace trim. Size: S – XXXL

Bienvenidas Cardigan Free Knitting Pattern and more cardigan sweater knitting patterns

Bienvenidas Cardigan

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)

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Silk Rosa Dolman Cardigan Free Knitting Pattern and more draped cardigans

Silk Rosa Dolman Cardigan

Designed Pierrot yarns, this draped cardigan is knit in stockinette, seed stitch, and ribbing.

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Patterns for Purchase

Knitting Pattern for Lark Cardigan

Lark Cardigan

This classy cardigan has an easy fit, pebble rib stitch pattern, pockets and wide draped shawl collar. Sizes 34½ (38, 43½, 47, 52)” bust circumference.

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Knitting Pattern Alamere Cardigan

Alamere Cardigan

I love the way the lace drapes in this high low sweater. Modern openwork look created by a ladder lace pattern that looks like a waterfall pouring down the panels. Woman’s S (M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL)

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Knitting pattern for Multi-Drape Kimono and more draped front cardigan knitting patterns

Multi-Drape Kimono

This fluid wrap is knit seamlessly using fun multi-directional knitting techniques. Sizes from 31″ to 50″ actual bust.

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Knitting pattern for Convertible Draped Coat and more draped cardigan knitting patterns

Multiwear Convertible Coat

This is a knitted coat-transformer can be worn in many different ways!

Knitting pattern for Lithia Cardigan and more draped front cardigans

Lithia Park Cardigan

This fashionable yet relaxed cardigan is knit from the top down in a seamless, modular fashion. Finished chest sizes: 34 (36, 38, 41, 44, 48, 52, 56)”.

Knitting Pattern for Meridian Cardigan

Meridian Cardigan

Options for long or short sleeves, come with this casual cardigan sweater with a with draping of cascading lapels. XS (S, M, M/L , L , XL , XXL) Designed by Shellie Anderson

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Setsuko Cardigan

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,
132) cm

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Knitting pattern for Chickadee Cardigan and more draped cardigan knitting patterns

Chickadee Cardigan

An easy pebble rib pattern adds texture. Cardigan sleeves, collar, optional hood, and yarn weight are endlessly customizable. This version features three quarter length sleeves and a draped shawl front. 33½ (38½, 42½, 47, 52)” bust circumference.

Knitting Pattern Simple Knits Cardigan

Simple Knits Cardigan

The all-over honeycomb brioche stitch is simple to master but looks so sophisticated in this draped front cardigan by Rico Designs. One of 34 patterns in Simply Knitting December 2016. Sizes UK 8-18

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