Knitting patterns for pullovers and cardigans knit with garter stitch. Many of the patterns are free
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So Easy Sweater
Knit in garter stitch, this pullover sweater features a graceful cowl neckline and slightly belled sleeves. Sizes Bust 38 (42, 46, 50, 54)“/ 96.5 (106.5, 117, 127, 137)cm. Designed by Marilyn Losee. Aran weight yarn.
Garter stitch v-neck pullover sweater knit flat in garter stitch. Sizes Finished Bust About 35 (39, 41 1/2, 46, 50) (54 1/2, 58 1/2, 62 1/2, 67) in. (89 (99, 105.5, 117, 127) (138.5, 148.5, 159, 170) cm). Designed by Tonja Pe Benito. 2 strands of worsted yarn held together. Web version is free. Kit available.
Garter stitch cardigan coat or jacket in 3 different lengths. Sizes S, M, L, XL. Designed by Irene Rasch for Hobbii. Bulky weight yarn.
Simple Knit Sweater
Easy sweater can be worked up in a weekend according to the designer. Knit flat mostly with garter stitch, only using a few rectangles, some seaming, and squishy yarn! Beginner friendly. Sizes XS-3XL womens. Web version is free. PDF is for purchase. Super Bulky weight yarn. Designed by Sewrella.
Cardigan sweater knit flat in garter stitch. Sizes XS/S, M/L, XL/2X, 3X/4X. Web version is free. PDF is for purchase. Bulky weight yarn. Designed by Stephanie Jessica Lau.
Magic Hour Sweater
V-neck pullover with relaxed fit knit flat in garter stitch with ribbed neck and cuff. Neckline is picked up. Sizes XS, S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL, 4XL. DK weight yarn. Web pattern is free. A printable pdf is available for purchase. Designed by Alexandra Tavel of Two of Wands.
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Striped cardigan sweater knit in garter stitch. Sizes 32-34 (36-38, 40-42, 44-46, 48-50)" 81-86 (91-97, 102-107, 112-117, 122-127) cm. DK weight yarn. Designed by Martin Storey.
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
More Free Patterns
Sideways Garter Vest
Designed by Purl Soho, this versatile vest / wrap is a rectangle of garter stitch with two well-placed slits for armholes, nothing could be simpler to make. Can be worn many different ways, with the collar up or down.
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- Get worsted yarn for this project on Etsy
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Sweater knit with striped garter stitch squares. Sizes 1X, L, M, S. Designed for at least 5 colors, it's great for stashbusting and leftover yarn. Designed by Mari Lynn Patrick for Lion Brand. Worsted weight yarn.
Long sleeved cardigan knit with garter stitch in simple rectangular shapes and tons of spare scrap yarn! The color-change tie offs at the end of the rows are integrated into the funky side fringe, eliminating the need to weave in ends. Size is customizable. Designed by Regina Weiss of Morale Fiber.
Short sleeved garter stitch cardigan knit with bulky yarn. Body knit in one piece. Sleeves knit separatedly. Neck edge is finished by picking up and knitting one row. Sizes S (M, L, 1X, 2X). Rated easy by the designer Irina Poludnenko.
Side Street Cardigan
This short sleeved cardigan is knit in one piece from side to side in garter stitch. Sizes XS to 5X. Quick knit in bulky yarn. Rated beginner level by Yarnspirations
Garter Stitch Jacket
Cardigan sweater with three-quarter length sleeves knit in garter stitch with ribbed lapels. Sizes To Fit Bust: 81cm to 127cm, 32-34, 36-38, 40-42, 44-46, 48-50". Designed by Debbie Bliss. DK weight yarn.
Long cardigan with elblow length sleeves is knit flat in garter stitch. Sizes XS/S, M, L, XL, 2/3XL, 4/5XL. Rated easy and suitable for beginners by designer Yarnspirations Design Studio. Quick knit in super bulky yarn.
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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
Nora Gaughan designed this easy elegant garter stitch cardigan with shaping. XS (S, M, L, 1X, 2X)
Garter Stitch Tank
This Bernat pattern is so easy it’s recommended for beginners. Quick knit in chunky yarn. Sizes XS through 5XL.
Patterns for Purchase
Easy Hooded Jacket
This long sleeved cardigan with hood is a quick knit in garter stitch and bulky yarn. Size: S- M- L- XL
Relaxed fit cardigan worked in garter stitch. 2 front pockets. 3 sizes.
Hooded Wrap Cardigan
Versatile sweater pattern knit in easy garter stitch designed by Audrey Wilson.
Dolman Sleeved Cardigan
Easy sweater pattern knit in garter stitch as one piece in just 500 grams of Aran weight yarn. Just two side seams. Designed by Audrey Wilson.
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- See more Short Sleeved Cardigan Knitting Patterns
This easy short sleeved pullover top is knit in garter stitch with drop shoulders, requiring little shaping and construction. The yarn gives it texture and color.