Knitting patterns for cardigan sweaters with wide sleeves, comfortable fit, and open or wrapped fronts. Many of the patterns are free.
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Drop Stitch Cotton Kimono
Two rectangular panels are knit in garter stitch and dropped stitches, then seamed at the center and sides to form the kimono. Beginner friendly pattern acoording to the designer. Sizes S/M, L/XL. Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Jessica Reeves Potasz for Mama In A Stitch. Also available in a kit.
- Get the free knitting pattern
- Get the printable pdf at Etsy
- Get the kit for less than $20
- Get the recommended 24/7 Cotton® Yarn (20+ colors)
Versatile cardigan knit in 2 panels with a variety of easy stitch patterns that make it pretty to look at and fun to knit. Rated easy by the designer and other knitter. Bulky weight yarn. Designed by Jessica Reeves Potasz for Mama In A Stitch. Also available in a kit.
More Free Patterns
Diamond Lace Kimono
This kimono style short sleeved cardigan is worked in one piece starting at the back. DK weight. One size fits most. Designed by Kaitlin Blasing of Originally Lovely
Bright and Breezy Kimono
Caron’s easy cardigan pattern features a lacy openwork design. Sizes from S to XL.
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Openwork Kimono Cardigan
Want! Knitting pattern for Openwork Kimono cardigan sweater jacket with shorter kimono sleeves.
- See more pics and get the knitting pattern on Etsy
- See more Short Sleeved Cardigan Knitting Patterns
Self-striping yarn adds style to this kimono style cardigan. Finished bust is 40 1/2 (44)”.
- Get the knitting pattern at Annie’s. Recommended yarn available on pattern page
- See more of Annie’s Cardigan Knitting Patterns
This fluid wrap is knit seamlessly using fun multi-directional knitting techniques. Sizes from 31″ to 50″ actual bust.