Free knitting patterns for cardigan sweaters in coat, duster, other longer silhouettes. Updated 11/27/23
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Long Cabled Cardigan
Women's cardigan in longer car coat length with wide collar and 24 row repeat cable panel. Sizes Finished Bust Measurement:37" to 56" / 95 to 143.5 cm. Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Patons.
Elegant Cabled Cardigan
Casual with an easy elegance, this longline cardigan knit in a sophisticated cable pattern and deep V-neck front. Sizes XS to L. Worsted weight yarn. Long-Cardigan in Schachenmayr Merino Extrafine Cotton 120 S8948. Available in English, Dutch, French, German
Classic v-neck cardigan with pockets. Button band is knit as you go, not picked up and added later. Sizes: 36" to 54” / 91 to 135 cm. Designed by LStine Hoelgaard for Hobbii Design.
Long-sleeved cardigan knit with an 8 row cable design and a shawl collar that is knit as you go, not picked up and added later. DK weight yarn. Designed by Lana Gatto.
Striped Boyfriend Cardigan
Duster length cardigan with pockets in stockinette and ribbing. Knit flat and front bands and collar are picked up and knit. Designed for at least 6 colors, it's perfect for stash busting. Sizes XS/S (M/L, 1X/2X). Quick knit in Super Bulky weight yarn. Designed by Heather Lodinsky for Lion Brand.
Textured Short Coat
Long-sleeved cardigan knit with a 12 row repeat textured stitch, sleeves in 2 row Faux Brioche Rib, and ribbed collar. Sizes: 37 to 44” / 93 to 109 cm. Bulky weight yarn. S9891 designed by Schachenmayr. Available in English and German
Long Weekend Cardigan
Easy cozy cardigan with pockets knit with a 4 row repeat Basket Rib. Sizes: 28 to 62” / 71 to 157.5 cm. Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Patons.
Duster cardigan coat knit with a variety of cables and textures. Sizes: 35 to 50” / 88 to 128 cm. DK weight yarn. Designed by Novita.
Shawl collared cable cardigan coat knit with a 4 row repeat cable and twisted stitch pattern. Sizes: 36 to 44” / 91 to 112 cm. Aran weight yarn. Designed by Sue Hanmore for Artesano.
More Free Patterns
Jacket length cardigan with wide lapels knit with a 4 row repeat double moss stitch. Sizes: 28 to 62” / 71 to 157.5 cm. Aran weight yarn. Designed by Patons.
Gorgeous cables knit sideways create a unique coat length cardigan with shawl collar. Sizes to fit 32-38, 40-50. Aran weight yarn. Designed by Debbie Bliss. Pictured project by GinaBKnits
Short-sleeved cardigan in coat length with a flattering pleated look and a chevron design on the yoke. Sizes: 33 to 43” / 84 to 110 cm. DK weight yarn. Jacke in Lang Yarns Linda designed by Lang Yarns. Available in English, Dutch, French, German
Round Yoke Cardigan
Women's cardigan a rayed stitches over a round yoke. Sizes=: 39in to 51in /97cm to 127cm. DK weight yarn. Cotton Wool Cardigan 1911-06 designed by Liv Stangeland. Available in English, German, Norwegian
Easy cardigan with pockets and textured borders, knit mostly mostly in one piece. Sizes To Fit Bust: 32in to 56in. Bulky weight yarn. Designed by Cheryl Beckerich
Pass the Honey Cardigan
A slipped stitch mock honeycomb texture in a 12 row repeat adds waffle coziness to this long cardigan. Sizes 38 to 70". Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Joy Friedman
Raglan coat cardigan with stylish ribbed collar and cuffs, practical pockets, and asymmetric overlapping front. Sizes To Fit Bust: 96cm/38in to 117cm/46in. Aran weight yarn. Designed by Artesano / Manos del Uruguay
Glamorous long line cardigan with flared bell sleeves and pleated look created with ribbing. Perfect for a special evening or at the resort or beach. DK weight yarn. 36 Coat in Lana Grossa Silkhair .
Woman’s Basketweave Coat
Calf length cardigan with shawl collar knit in a basketweave texture. Sizes 40(45, 50)”. Super Bulky weight yarn. Woman’s Coat in Plymouth Yarn De Aire 2368.
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Comfortably oversized sweater with pockets, a deep v-neckline, and raglan shaping. It is worked from the top down in super bulky yarn and a wonderfully textured double moss stitch. Designed by Jane Richmond
Longline Edge to Edge Cardigan
Long-sleeved cardigan featuring three distinct cable stitches between ribbed panels knit edge to edge. Sizes 32" to 54"/81cm to 137cm. Aran weight yarn. 10606 designed by Sirdar
This easy seed stitch coat is a raglan sleeved front open cardigan knitted flat. Super Chunky weight yarn. Designed by ThroughTheStitch
Super cozy long chunky cardigan coat. Front and back are knitted flat in one piece, sleeves are knitted flat, and the collar is finished at the end. 6 sizes XS to XXXL. Two strands of Aran weight yarn held together. Designed by Au Bout du Pré
A top-down knit cardigan, where the collar is knit at the same time. This raglan style cardigan is sleek, simple and long with a garter stitch detail on the sleeves and a long split hem. 9 sizes XS – 28-30” bust to 5XL – 60-62” bust. You will need to know how to provisional cast on, knit and purl both flat and in the round, increase, decrease and bind off. Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Chantal Miyagishima of Knitatude
San Francisco Cardigan
Color blocked cardigan sweater in duster length. Aran weight yarn. Designed by The Blue Mouse