Draped Cardigan Knitting Patterns
I love draped front cardigans and jackets because the flowing lines seem so flattering and fluid.
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Free Knitting Patterns
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
- Get the free knitting pattern with free registration at Annie’s
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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)”
Drape Front Cardigan
Julie Farmer designed this sweater for Red Heart in sizes from Small to XXL.
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
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)
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]
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
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
Blue Moon Cardigan
DROPS Design’s long sleeved cardigan is essentially a circle with sleeves. Size: S – M/L – XL /XXL – XXXL
Directional Ribs Cardigan
Irina Poludnenko’s long sleeved cardigan creates a drape with its design of vertical and horizontal ribbing.
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.
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
DROPS Design created this draped cardigan with lace trim. Size: S – XXXL
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)
- Get the free knitting pattern – requires registration
- Shop for fingering weight yarn for this project at Annie’s
Silk Rosa Dolman Cardigan
Designed Pierrot yarns, this draped cardigan is knit in stockinette, seed stitch, and ribbing.
- Get the free knitting pattern in English
- See the Ravelry page
- Shop for sport weight yarn for this project at Annie’s
Patterns for Purchase
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.
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)
This fluid wrap is knit seamlessly using fun multi-directional knitting techniques. Sizes from 31″ to 50″ actual bust.
Multiwear Convertible Coat
This is a knitted coat-transformer can be worn in many different ways!
- See more pics and get the knitting pattern on Etsy
- See more convertible multiwear patterns by this designer
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)”.
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,
- See more pics and get the knitting pattern at Etsy
- Shop for worsted weight yarn for this project at Annie’s
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.
- Get the knitting pattern at Interweave
- Also available in knit.wear Premiere 2011. See the patterns in that issue.
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
- See the patterns in this issue and get the digital issue at Zinio
- Get the paper version of this issue on ebay