Knitting patterns for outerwear cardigan sweaters that are extra cozy and warm for cooler weather or cool nights in warmer seasons. Updated 6/14/2022
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Annie's Sweater Coat
Oversized sweater coat with cables and ribbing. Sizes Chest: 40 (44, 48, 52)”. Quick knit in Super Bulky weight yarn. Designed by Premier Yarns
Car Coat With Hood
Long hooded cardigan coat with an 8 row repeat zig-zag cable detail and empire structure. Sizes To Fit Bust: 71cm/28in to 157cm/62in. Bulky weight yarn. Designed by Patons
Long-sleeved cardigan jacket with pockets, knit with marled stripes with 2 strands of yarn held together for a tweedy effect. Sizes 3X, 2X, 1X, L, M, S. Designed by Lion Brand. Worsted weight yarn.
Falling Waters Duster
Lightweight, long cardigan with loose, airy fabric accented with delicate cascades of drop stitch. Optional fringe adds a bohemian touch to this quick and easy project. Sizes XS/S, M/L, XL/2XL, 3XL/4XL. DK weight yarn. Designed by Alexandra Tavel of Two of Wands. Web version is free. A kit is also available at Lion Brand.
Long-sleeved cabled cardigan with pockets, and diamond cables down the front, at the cuffs, and on the shoulder epaulets. Sizes To Fit Bust: 81cm/32in to 107cm/42in. Designed by Pat Menchini for Artesano. DK weight yarn.
Long-sleeved cardigan jacket with leaf lace and bobble berry design embellishing the mandarin collar, cuffs, and waist. Sizes 37½ (41½, 45, 49, 52½)". Designed by Cecily Glowik MacDonald. Aran weight yarn. Excerpted from New England Knits: Timeless Knitwear with a Modern Twist
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Tree of Life Jacket
Cable trees and bobble flowers embellish this statement coat inspired by the beloved Tree of Life blanket to transform a long-sleeved cardigan into wearable art. Designed by Nicky Epstein for Lion Brand. Worsted weight yarn.
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Cozy Long Cardigan
This long sleeved coat length sweater is a quick knit in jumbo yarn. Sizes Small to 2X. Designed by Christine Marie Chen for Red Heart. Great for multi colored yarn.
A cozy fall jacket with an wide shawl collar knit with waffle textured stitch. Sizes XS-2X. Aran weight yarn. Designed by Norah Gaughan. Pictured project by sknitty
Long sleeved cardigan sweater with plaid pattern designed by Inna M. Available in English and Russian. Sizes Chest circumference: 84 (88, 92, 96) cm [33 (34.6, 36.2, 37.8 in)]
Lion Brand designed this jacket construction with stripes made by alternating single and double stranded knitting. Sizes: Small, Medium, Large, 1X, 2X
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Lisa Grossman designed this warm cardigan with cable details. Size XS [S, M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X]
Snow Princess Jacket
DROPS Design created this hooded jacket with ragland sleeves, hood, and bamboo stitch. Size: S – M – L – XL – XXL – XXXL
Yarnspirations designed this pattern with sizes from S through 5XL. Super bulky yarn makes this a quick, plush project.
Kristen TenDyke designed this jacket a belted waist, a loose, drapey skirt, a hem, and a V cable detail down the back. Sizes XS[S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL] (shown in size M)
Simplicity Shawl Collar Jacket
Designed by Susan Bonell for Cascade Yarns, this cozy jacket features a ribbed shawl collar and pockets. Sizes 37 (40, 43, 46)
This cardigan by Karina Liu was inspired by the fashion of the ‘60s and features a chunky convertible collar that can be worn buttoned up or open and a textured rizotto stitch in bulky yarn.
I love the shape of this coat! This pattern by Berroco creates a lovely draped coat with ingenious concentric ribbed circles.
Danbury Hooded Sweater Jacket
Lion Brand designed this jacket with extra large hood, side slit pockets, dropped shoulder with straight sleeve-knit in Stockinette for body of sweater and ribbing for cuffs and hem.. Sizes: Medium, Large, 2X
Carol Feller designed this cardigan jacket pattern and the pictured project is by RiverPoet.
Luscious Leaves Coat
Susan Bonell designed this leaf lace motif coat for Cascade Yarns.
Cloud Classic Swing Coat
Linda Voss Plummer designed this jacket knit from the top down for Cascade Yarns. Actual size: 38 (42, 46, 50)
Designed by Nora Gaughan for Berroco, this bulky yarn jacket features a stunning cabled front, shortened sleeves and deep pockets, with sizes X-Small, Small, Medium, Large, 1X, 2X.
Designed by Melisssa Leapman for Cascade Yarns, this zippered jacket features an all-over cable pattern. Sizes Small (Medium, Large, 1X, 2X).
Patterns for Purchase
Colorful cardigan with stunning stranded flower design by Martin Storey. Sizes Bust: 32-34(36-38,40-42, 44-46, 48-50)" 81-86 (91-97, 102-107, 112-117, 122-127) cm. DK weight yarn. Design by Martin Storey.
Long-sleeved cardigan sweater with hood knit flat with textured front edge and sleeve edges. Worked flat. Sizes S, M, L, XL, 2X, 3X. Designed by Andi Javori. One of the patterns in Knit Cardigans - 12 Luxurious Sweaters will Become Everyday Favorites. Available in ebook or paperback.
The body of this cardigan is knitted flat, while the sleeves are worked in the round. The voluptuous cable braid is framed by reverse stocking stitch and double seed stitch. The coat is crowned by a large shawl collar in double seed stitch. Sizes Bust: 36 1/4 (38 1/2, 41 3/4, 45 3/4, 49 1/2)". Bulky-weight yarn. Design by Linda Marveng.
Joan Cable Ribbed Coat
Gorgeous long-sleeved knee-length cardigan with wide collar. Knit in worsted. Chest 37 (42)”. Joan's Cable Cashmere Coat Designed by Jennifer Wenger-Turchen
Pan Am Jacket
A modern-retro styling with chevron texture, trapeze silhouette, and mitered borders. Finished Size: 33½ (37½ , 40, 44¾ , 50½ )” bust circumference
Borderlines Pleated Trim Jacket
This beautiful knitting pattern for worsted yarn is one of 17 projects in Olga Pobedinskaya’s Knitting Pleats: Stunning Garments and Accessories book. Pleats detail continued down center back. Sizes Small, Medium, Large, Extra Large
This transformer coat can be worn in many different ways. Perfect for variegated yarn. Sized for L-XXL.
Cozy chunky cabled sweater coat knitting pattern is worked from the top down. The cables are carefully arranged to give a slimming silhouette without adding extra bulk. Sizes xs (s, m, l, 1x, 2x)
3 in 1 Convertible Coat
This transformer coat can be worn in many different ways. Perfect for variegated yarn. Sized for S-L.
A deep hood, a crinkly texture stitch, and an oversized fit give the Clasica Coat its rich tactile impact. Sizes 38 (42, 46, 50, 54)”. Pictured project is by lynn1purl2
Military Style Jacket
Sizes available are: 81-86 (92-97, 102-107) cm or 32-34 (36-38, 40-42) inches.