Sweater knitting patterns constructed with sections going in different directions. Many of the patterns are free. Updated 12/6/22
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Lace pullover with front panels of diagonal eyelets and a 2 row vertical lace joined by a cable. Sizes Small (Medium, Large, 1X, 2X). Designed by Melissa Leapman. DK weight yarn.
Garter Stitch Top
Short-sleeved tee top knit flat and top-down in garter stitch with a sideways panel in front except for the sleeves that are knitted in the round. Great showcase for variegated yarn. Designed by Sybil Ra. Sport weight yarn.
Brielle Boatneck Tee
Short-sleeved tee top knit flat with the yoke worked sideways and rest knit top down. Sizes Bust: 38 (42, 46, 50, 54, 58)”. Great showcase for gradient or self-striping yarn. Designed by Premier Yarns Design Team . DK weight yarn.
Garter Stitch Bias Top
Short-sleeved tee top knit on the bias in one piece. This is NOT a row-by-row pattern but a tutorial to construct a similar garment yourself - explaining the measurements to take and the underlying calculations to make. Great showcase for gradient or self-striping yarn. Designed by Sybil R. DK weight yarn though can be adapted to other weights.
2 Square Tee Top
Sleeveless tee top constructed of 2 mitered squares you seam together. There is also an option for a one square halter top. Size is customizable. Great showcase for gradient or self-striping yarn. Designed by Barbara Santarelli as Quadro sfumato. Any gauge or weight yarn. Available in English and Italian.
Mitered Square Tank Top
Think outside the afghan with this ingenious sleeveless tank top constructed of mitered squares you usually see only in blankets. Size is customizable. Great showcase for gradient or self-striping yarn. Designed by Tara M. DK weight yarn.
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A stylish, modern, striped top with a hidden front pocket! Sleeveless pullover is knit in 2 pieces of 5 panels. Designed by Bobbie Fitzgerald for Lion Brand Yarn. Sizes S, M/L, 1X/2X. DK weight yarn.
Puzzle Pullover Sweater
Top with a unique construction is knit flat and seamed. Looks great in self-striping or solid yarns. Designed by Sandra van Scheijndel based on a vintage pattern. Sport weight yarn. Pictured projects by the designer and ivandeurzen
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Swingy sleeveless tank top featuring a flowy flattering front panel with drape and sharkbite hem. Great showcase for gradient or self-striping yarn. Bust Circumference: 32 (36, 40, 44, 48, 52, 56) inches. Designed by Berroco Design Team. DK weight yarn.
Zircon Lace Pullover
Zircon is designed by Nora Gaughan with a unique construction, knitted from side to side in two pieces, seamed, picked up and worked down. To Fit Bust Size 30(34-38-42-46-50)
Open Road Vest or Top
Graphic traveling stitches make way for a few strategically placed cable crosses in this layering piece or sleeveless top with cable details at the side and collar. Figure flattering shaping. Sizes XS (S, M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X, 4X, 5X). Designed by Amy Gunderson for Knitty. Worsted weight yarn.
Counterpane Floral Top
Ingeniously constructed modular pullover inspired by counterpane blankets. The sweater is created by knitting 8 Counterpane Blocks and 2 Half Counterpane Blocks worked separately, then sewn together to make the Top, including sleeves. Blocks can be worked by following the chart or the written instructions. Designed by Nicky Epstein for Lion Brand. DK weight yarn.
Flattering pullover with yoke and sleeves knit sideways in one piece from cuff-to-cuff with a 6 row cable repeat and then the body of the sweater knit down in the round with stockinette. Bust Circumference: 96.5 (107, 117, 127, 137, 147.5) cm / 38 (42, 46, 50, 54, 58) inches. Designed by Sonja Bargielowska. Fingering weight yarn.
Slouchy Sampler Sweater
Pullover knit in panels of 8 row rope cables, 12 row repeat lace triangles, and 4 row repeat Little Boxes texture, and then assembled in a multi-directional top. Sizes 1X/2X, L, M, S. Designed by Melissa Leapman for Lion Brand. Worsted weight yarn.
Berroco Design Team designed this sleeveless top with bias ribs and center cable detail. Small, Medium, Large
Cable Luxe Tunic
This dramatic sweater designed for Lion Brand is a gorgeous addition to any wardrobe, featuring a beautiful cabled yoke and a slightly belled body and belled sleeves. SIZE: Small, Medium, Large, 1X, 2X in two lengths.
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Knit 4 panels flat in a 24 row repeat lace to create the front, back and sleeves of this pullover. Finally everything is folded (as in origami) and sewn together. And best of all - all 4 panels are worked the same way! Sizes S, M, L-XL, 2XL, 3XL. Designed by conceptcreative.store. Sport weight yarn.
Tee top with a surprise feature in the back — two pieces that are crossed for an elegant wrap effect. Cap sleeves. Sizes 33½ (37½, 41½, 45, 49, 53)" bust circumference. Designed by Amy Palmer. DK weight yarn
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Fitted pullover with an eye catching asymmetric ribbing pattern and 3/4 sleeves. Worked seamlessly from the top down. The mock turtleneck can either be closed with a zipper, or casually be worn open. Sizes XS=27”, S=31”, M=35”, L1/L2=39”, XL1/XL2=43”, XXL1/XXL2=47”. Designed by Assel Knits.
Yes this is knit! Cropped lace tee top is knit with a horizontal lace border at hem and sleeves. Great for layering! Finished Size 34.75 (38, 41, 44.25, 47.25, 50.5, 53.75)“ bust circumference. Designed by Faina Goberstein for Interweave. Sport weight yarn
Easy striped tee is worked flat in multi-directional panels with minimal seaming. Sizes 39 (43, 48, 52½, 59)" bust circumference. Aran weight yarn. Designed by Lana Jois.
Prism Tank Top
Sleeveless top with a striped vertical panel worked sideways in garter stitch. The pattern includes 6 children sizes (from 1-2 y.o. to 10-12 y.o.) and 14 adult sizes for own bust cricumference of 82-153 cm/32-60”. Designed by Lyudmila Aksenik.