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Easy Sweater Knitting Patterns

by | Oct 28, 2016 | Cardigans, Clothing, Featured, Pullover Sweaters, Sweaters

Easy Sweater Knitting Patterns. Most patterns are free

Patterns for pullovers, cardigans and vests that have been rated easy by their designers and/or your fellow knitters.

To get the knitting patterns, scroll down the page to the individual pattern you want and click on the link to that pattern.

These patterns are not my designs but links to other designers who have generously shared their patterns. If you have questions about how to knit a specific pattern, please contact the designer directly.

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Free Knitting Patterns

Free Knitting Pattern for Easy On The Double Pullover

On The Double Pullover

Quick easy long-sleeved sweater is knit in stockinette and rib using two strands of worsted weight yarn. The gradient color is achieved by using multi-colored yarn with the colorways staggered for contrast. Sizes XS to 5XL. The pattern does require picking up some stitches on part of the neckline. The top example uses the Blackberry Mousse colorway and the bottom example uses Poached Pear.

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Free Knitting Pattern for Easy Big Box Pullover

Big Box Pullover

Long-sleeved sweater is rated easy by the Bernat Design Team. It does require picking up a few stitches for the side of the collar. Sizes from XS to 5XL. Quick knit in super bulky yarn.

Free Knitting Pattern for Easy Sweater Scarf

Sweater Scarf

This easy cardigan wrap was inspired by a “sweater-scarf” from 1917, in the early years that women worked with the Red Cross. It is made from a knit rectangle and belt. Designed by Julie Farmer for Red Heart.

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Free Knitting Pattern for Chelsea Cape

Chelsea Cape

This easy cocoon cardigan is knit in a lace net that drapes beautifully. Designed by Alexandra Tavel for Two of Wands.

Free Knitting Pattern for Easy Quick Tee Pullover

T Shirt Pullover

The designer Mama in a Stitch says that this short sleeved sweater is as simple as it gets. Knit two pieces of stockinette with a pretty rib hem and seam. Quick knit holding two strands of worsted yarn together. S, M, L, XL.

Free Knitting Pattern for Cozy Car Coat

Cozy Car Coat

This easy cardigan jacket by Heather Lodinsky knits up quickly in super bulky yarn. I always wanted one of these!

Free Knitting Pattern for Envelope Cardigan

Envelope Cardigan

Easy sweater pattern features the Irish Moss Stitch and shawl collar. Knit in two pieces with the only shaping in the collar. From Patons Yarn. Sizes from XS to 5XL.

Free Knitting Pattern for Sasha Sweater


This oversized pullover by Debbie Bliss is four knit pieces with minimal shaping, mostly stockinette with cable detail. Stitches are picked up for the turtleneck collar but you could leave it off. Pattern seems easy to me. S/M, M/L

Free Knitting Pattern for Cloaked in Clouds Poncho

Cloaked in Clouds Poncho

Alexandra Tavel’s easy cardigan sweater was inspired by blanket ruanas and features a wide rib collar and a thermal stitch for warmth. Quick project in bulky yarn, it is rated easy by the designer and Ravelrers.

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 Relaxed Pullover

Relaxed Pullover

Easy sweater pattern in reverse stockinette. Great with multi-color yarn.

Free Knitting Pattern for Easy 4 Row Repeat Pullover

Easy-Going Knit Pullover

This tunic length long sleeved sweater by Bernat features a 4 row repeat texture and is rated easy by the designer. Quick knit in bulky yarn.

Free Knitting Easy Blanket Sweater

Easy Blanket Sweater

Jessica from Mama in a Stitch created this cocoon cardigan that she calls a wearable blanket. Quick knit with two strands of chunky yarn held together.

Free Knitting Pattern for Garter Stitch Swingy Cardigan

Garter Stitch Swingy Sweater

Jenn Pellerin’s simple asymmetrical top-down raglan cardigan is worked in all knit stitches. Rated as easy by more than 100 Raverlrers. Pictured project by lbeckste

Free Knitting Pattern for Big Comfy Sweater

Big Comfy Sweater

This easy pullover by Lorna Miser is constructed of two identical pieces. Both back and front are worked from the lower edge upwards. At underarm, stitches are cast on each side of piece for sleeves.

Free Knitting Pattern for Drape Front Cardigan

Drape Front Cardigan

This short-sleeved sweater from Universal Yarn looks great with buttoned in an asymmetric overlap, or open and draped or one side buttoned and the other draped. It’s knit in one piece from the top down mostly in stockinette with sleeves knit from picked up stitches. Small (Medium, Large, 1X, 2X)

Free Knitting Pattern for Tyburn Cardigan

Tyburn Cardigan

This cozy long-sleeved sweater by Sarah Hatton features mostly stockinette with ribbed sloped front and seed stitch set-in sleeves. Quick knit in bulky yarn. Rated easy by Ravelrers and skill level 2 by Rowan.

Free knitting pattern for Skappelgenseren pulllover sweater and more pullover knitting patterns


Very easy pullover sweater pattern that’s great for beginners and stylish by Dorthe Skappel. The pictured project is by guroskaar

  • Free knitting pattern for Cozy Lace Cardigan and more shorter sleeved cardigan knitting patterns

Cozy Lace Cardigan

Designed by Amy Gunderson, this cardigan is a quick knit in worsted yarn. Rated easy by the designer and by Ravelrers. Woman’s S, (M, L, XL, 2X, 3X) Recommended yarn is available on the pattern page.

Free Knitting Pattern Mom and Baby Pullover matching sweaters

Mom and Baby Pullover

What a perfect gift for the new mother! Easy pattern from Bernat for matching pullover sweaters with v-necks in baby and women’s sizes. Baby sizes from 3 months to 18 months. Women’s sizes from XS to 5XL.

Free Knitting Pattern for Sawtelle Cardigan

Sawtelle Cardigan

This easy sweater designed by Amanda Keep Williams  made entirely of knit stitches (garter stitch) and the only seaming is at the shoulders. Bust 32 (36-40-44-48-52)” in Pictured project by schmidtknits

Free Mixed Textures Pullover

Mixed Textures Pullover

Lorna Miser’s easy cowl neck sweater is knit with contrasting blocks of super bulky yarn.

Patterns for Purchase

Knitting Kit for Easy Krysten Ritter Sweater

Knitting Kit for Easy Krysten Ritter Sweater

Long sleeved pullover designed by Jessica Jones star and knitter Krysten Ritter in collaboration with We Are Knitters. Sizes S, M, L, XL. Rated easy by the designer.


Knitting Pattern for Easy Terra Garter Raglan Pullover

Terra Garter Raglan Pullover

Top down long-sleeved sweater is knit in stockinette with garter stitched panels that contour the body. Sizes 35 (37¾, 41¼, 44, 46¾, 50¼)” bust circumference. Designed by Carol Feller for Interweave. Rated easy by Ravelrers.

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Knitting Pattern for Easy River Braid Sweater

River Braid Sweater

This relaxed fit long-sleeved pullover is very easy according to the designer. It’s knit in one piece sideways in garter stitch. A continuous double cable runs up the sleeve, and splits for shaping the neckline.

Knitting Pattern for Crisscross Meshy Top

Crisscross Meshy Top

This wrap front cardigan sweater is rated easy by Annie’s and is great for layering. Sizes: S (M, L, XL, 2XL)

Knitting Pattern for Beginner Pullvoer Sweater

Beginner Pullover

The designer says that this long-sleeved sweater is a great pattern for beginners. Knit in the round from the top down, it includes sizes: 34″, 36″ & 38″ bust

Knitting Pattern for It's All About the Back Pullover

It’s All About the Back Pullover

Easy long sleeved sweater in worsted weight with something a little sassy across the back. S (M, L, XL, 2XL)

Knitting Pattern Hudson Valley Tunic

Hudson Valley Tunic

Garter stitch color blocks make this long sleeved pullover sweater stylish yet easy.

Saturday Sweaters

Saturday Sweaters: Easy to Knit, Easy to Wear

A dozen sweaters in styles including tunics, cardigans, pullovers, jackets, and more. Finished chest measurements range from 33″ to 60″

Knitting Pattern for Mont Blanc Cardigan

Mont Blanc Cardigan

This easy sweater is a quick knit in super bulky yarn. Does involve picking up stitches.

Knitting Pattern for Passionista Vest

Passionista Vest

Lena Skvagerson’s simple-to-stitch vest is a versatile accessory and easy enough for beginners looking to branch out.

Knitting Pattern for Montreal Cardigan

Montreal Cardigan

The designer says this draped front shrug is a super simple pattern, a great first garment for an advanced beginner looking to move beyond scarves and baby blankets. And a quick knit in super bulky yarn that the designer says can be finished in a weekend.

Knitting Pattern for Shades of Gray Sweater

Shades of Gray

This cowl neck pullover is one of the 30+ projects featured in Casual Circular Knits. Knit in stockinette and seed stitch, it is rated easy by the designer and very easy to easy by Ravelrers. It looks like the body and sleeves are knit from side to side with a front panel. Great for multi-color yarn!

Knitting Pattern for Veronica Vest

Veronica Vest

With unconventional shaping and construction, this vest also features a faux fur collar and a simple ridge pattern to create a very mod look. I couldn’t find any skill level indications on this sweater but it looks like it may be seamless construction on circular needles. That means mostly knit stitches with some ribbing. The collar is probably done with picked up stitches.

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Terry Matz

meTerry is a knitting late-bloomer, learning to knit as an adult from Internet tutorials, because she wanted a craft that was useful, fun, and portable. Knitting hats for cancer patients inspired her to design her own patterns—available for free at her blog, Terry met her husband Ken at a science fiction convention and moved to the Kansas City area to be with him more than 30 years ago. Terry supports her yarn stash by creating websites and other digital media. Terry firmly believes in Knitting in Public—it's a great conversation starter!

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