Free knitting patterns for pretty as a picture sweaters that have colorwork landscapes, animals, and more. Most patterns are free. Updated 9/18/23
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Queen's Gambit Sweater
Chess themed sweater with chess pieces and chess checkerboard pattern on yoke. Sizes Finished Bust About 34 (42, 51) in. (86.5 (106.5, 129.5) cm). DK weight yarn. Designed by Lion Brand. A kit is also available.
Northern Forest Sweater
This sweater's landscape design reminds me so much of a scene on the Old Dam Trail in the Adirondacks with the water and rocks in the foreground and mountain in the background. Sizes 39 (42,45) inch chest. Worsted weight yarn. Great stash buster. Designed by Lynne and Douglas Barr for Sweaterscapes.
Cat Sweater and French Bulldog Sweater
Adorable faces peer from these long sleeved pullovers, either a cat or a French bulldog. The cat face looks easy to customize with colors of your favorite feline. Sizes S to 4X. Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Lion Brand. A kit is also available.
Head In The Clouds Sweater
Dream sweater with sassy neckline with sweet side bow, and fun intarsia cloud motifs. Sizes To Fit Chest: 30 inches to 46 inches / 76cm to 117cm. Fingering weight yarn. Designed by Paintbox Yarns.
A lighthouse on a snowy coast lights up this sweater landscape. Sizes 42-45-48 inch chest. Worsted weight yarn. Great stash buster. Designed by Lynne and Douglas Barr for Sweaterscapes.
Face it! This bold graphic face sweater is the fashion statement you've been looking for. The face worked with a combination of intarsia and stranded colorwork on a drop shoulder pullover. Sizes To Fit Chest: 35 inches to 73 inches / 89cm to 185.5cm. DK weight yarn. Designed by Melissa Kennelly for Knitty.
Be You Sweater
The heart on this pullover contains a positive message for the wearer and anyone they meet: "Be You" Sizes To Fit Chest: 81-86cm/32-34 inches to 142-147cm/56-58 inches. Bulky weight yarn. Designed by Paintbox Yarns.
Mountain Landscape Sweater
An intarsia scene of mountains at sunset turns this sweater into artwork. Sizes S (M, L, XL, XXL). Fingering weight yarn. Great stash buster. Designed by Bergere de France. Available in English, Dutch, French
Raglan Sweater with Flower
Long-sleeved pullover with colorful flower up the side. Sizes 36/38 to 44/46. Aran weight yarn. Designed by Schachenmayr. Available in English and German
Autumn Aspens Sweater
Wear an inspiring landscape work of art with this scene of golden aspens lining a blue lake with purple mountains in the background. Sizes Chest 42 (45,48)". Worsted weight yarn. Great stash buster. Designed by Lynne and Douglas Barr for Sweaterscapes.
Fun intarsia sweater with a peaceful landscape, trees, and sheep. I think I might make the tree bobbles in colors to look like fruit. Sizes S (M) L. Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Knit Gang for Hobbii Design. A kit is also available.
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Cozy Campfire Sweater
This brings back memories! A friendly bonfire with roasting marshmallows lights up this pullover sweater. Sizes S/M, L/1X, 2X/3X, 4X/5X. Super Bulky weight yarn. Designed by Hollie Soave for Lion Brand. A kit is also available.
This Is Fine Meme Sweater
Knit sweater design inspired by the well-known meme of a dog sitting in a fire saying "This is fine" by KC Green. One size with 48” (122cm) but the designer is working on other sizes. Designed by Yu Jie 玉杰.
A bucolic scene of country cottage, cow, and sheep, in front of hills, create a picture on this sweater. Sizes S (M) L. Super Bulky weight yarn. Designed by Knit Gang for Hobbii Design. A kit is also available.
Farm Scene Cardigan
Striped cardigan with a surprise on the back: a farm scene with red barn, sheep, and white fence. Sizes S-L (Plus). Super Bulky weight yarn. Designed by Lion Brand. A kit is also available.
Beach Scene Vest
Sleeveless pullover sweater or vest with a beach scene complete striped umbrella and friendly crab. Sizes S-L (Plus). Super Bulky weight yarn. Designed by Lion Brand. A kit is also available.
Sleeveless top or vest knit flat using stockinette stitch with intarsia flower design. Sizes S (M) L (XL). Designed by AnxiousGirlKnits for Hobbii. Sport weight yarn.
Stegosaurus dinosaur pullover sweater jumper. Only 2 sizes! 8 years and Adult size M. DK weight yarn. Designed by Erna de Groot.
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Tutti Frutti Vest Tops
Fruit themed pullover vests or sleeveless tops with a bright watermelon, lemons, or strawberries, as well as a child versions for watermelon and lemon. Sizes S (M) L. Designed by Knit Gang for Hobbii. Sport weight yarn.
Lion King Cardigan
Cardigan with lion head design, shawl collar, cables, and colorful fair isle patterns. Size Finished Chest About 52 in. (132 cm). Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Nicky Epstein for Lion Brand Yarn. A kit is also available.
Wonder Woman Pullover Sweater
Natalie Bursztyn designed this homage to the quintessential female super hero. Sizes S, M, L
Welcome Shark Sweater
Long-sleeved pullover with intarsia shark jaws on a striped background. Sizes XS,S, M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X. Designed by Teresa Yoon for Knitty
Sweater knit with a forest woodland scene with squirrels in tree branches above mushrroms. Sizes XS(S)M(L)XL. Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Sisko Sälpäkivi for Novita.
Patterns for Purchase
Dinosaurs parade around the yoke of this pullover. Sizes Finished garment chest circumference: 29 to 67 inches / 73.5 to 170 cm. Designed by HuntHandKnits. DK weight yarn.
This artistic sweater features a pastoral scene of sheep frolicking beside a fruit tree, with a country cottage in the distance, and a lone cloud in a summer sky. It is knitted using the intarsia technique, and even includes bobbles. Sizes Bust circumference: 41(43, 45.5, 48, 50, 52.5) ins/104 (110, 115, 121, 127, 133) cm. Designed by Theodora Goes Wild. Bulky weight yarn.
Cherry Bomb and Daisy Crop Tops
A playful tank knitted top-down in the round with options for cherries and daisies. Customize the length by adding extra colorwork repeats or by extending the bottom hem. Sizes 28" - 60" (71cm - 152cm) bust. Designed by Tamara Jordan. DK weight yarn.
Sleeveless tank top with smiley face emojii. Can be knitted flat and then sewn together or knitted in the round. Sizes XS: 0/2 (32”-33”) S: 4/6 (34”-35”) M: 8/10 (36”-37.5”) L: 12/14 (39”-40.5”) XL: 16/18 (42.5”-44.5”) XXL: 20/22 (46”-48”). Designed by byjennaphipps. DK weight yarn.
Enchanted Traveling Cape
Hooded cape with a French countryside scene worked with intarsia including a moonlit château, complete with turrets and a drawbridge, cypress trees, wisteria, and fleur-de-lis. Designed by Nicky Epstein. DK weight yarn.
No longer free. Pullover sweater with a keyboard design created with intarsia with a little embroidery. 2 Sizes Bust circumference: 47¼(50½) inches / 120(128) cm. Designed by Heli Hottinen-Puukko. Available in English and Finnish. May only be free for a limited time.
Poor Yorick Cardigan
Skulls create an intriguing fair isle pattern on this cardigan sweater in women's sizes XS through 3X. Poor Yorick Cardigan designed by Kate Bellando. Sport weight yarn.
Tiger Ringer Tee
Classic ringer tee top with colorwork tiger. Sizes Bust: 32.75 (37.25, 40.75, 45.25, 48.75, 51, 55.5, 59)” / 83 (94.5, 103.5, 115, 124, 129.5, 141, 150)cm. DK weight yarn. Designed by Alexandra Tavel. A kit is also available
Cat Pullover Sweater
I did a double-take when I saw this sweater pattern! This v-neck pullover has a design of black and white cats in Escher style tiling. Pattern is written for sizes XS (S, M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X).