Quick Sweater Knitting Patterns
Quick patterns for cardigans and pullovers using chunky or super bulky weight yarn with easy stitch patterns
To get the knitting patterns, scroll down the page to the individual pattern you want and click on the link to that pattern.
These patterns are not my designs but links to other designers who have generously shared their patterns. If you have questions about how to knit a specific pattern, please contact the designer directly.
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Free Knitting Patterns
Textured Checks Cardigan
This long-sleeved sweater features an over sized check pattern and a shawl collar. It’s a quick knit in super bulky yarn. Designed by Bernat Design Studio. Sizes XS/S, M, L, XL, 2/3XL, 4/5XL
Cowl Neck Slouchy Sweater
I love cowl necks! Cathy Payson’s sweater knits up quickly in broken rib pattern with Red Heart’s bulky Medley yarn. Stitches are picked up from the neckline to knit the cowl. Red Heart sent me a free sample of the bulky Medley yarn used for this hat. Although I haven’t had a chance to knit with it yet, it’s very soft and the colors are striking.
Easy Blanket Sweater
Jessica from Mama in a Stitch created this cocoon cardigan that she calls a wearable blanket. Quick knit with two strands of chunky yarn held together.
Long Striped Cardigan
This long-sleeved sweater lets you mix different colors of yarn including multi-color and self-striping. Great stash buster. Quick knit in super bulky yarn. Designed by Shiri Mor for Red Heart. Sizes Small-2X
Cozy, top down, raglan cardigan with shawl collar, cable pockets, and beautiful back details is a quick knit in bulky yarn. Adult sizes 32(34, 38)/81(86, 97)cm. Designed by Melissa Schaschwary
Cloaked in Clouds Poncho
Alexandra Tavel’s easy cardigan sweater was inspired by blanket ruanas and features a wide rib collar and a thermal stitch for warmth. Quick project in bulky yarn, it is rated easy by the designer and Ravelrers.
Shawl Collar Cardigan
Designed by Crystal Palace Yarns, this cardigan is an easy sweater project. It has a lovely shawl collar but no complicated stitches. Super chunky yarn makes this a quick project. Sizes S, M, L
This cozy long-sleeved sweater by Sarah Hatton features mostly stockinette with ribbed sloped front and seed stitch set-in sleeves. Quick knit in bulky yarn. Rated easy by Ravelrers and skill level 2 by Rowan.
Bold and Bulky Mini Cardigan
This cropped cardigan with mod styling is fitted and a quick knit in bulky yarn on large needles. Small, Medium, Large, 1X. From the book FITTED KNITS by Stefanie Japel
Patterns for Purchase
Easy Swing Coat
One-button cardigan jacket is knitted from the top down in one piece. Quick knit in super bulky yarn.
Flattering cropped cardigan with short sleeves made with a simple, modular construction. Quick knit in super bulky yarn. Great with multi-color yarn! XS (S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL). Designed by Amy Christoffers
Easy Hooded Jacket
This long sleeved cardigan with hood is a quick knit in garter stitch and bulky yarn. Size: S- M- L- XL
Oversized Cable Sweater
A quick and cozy knit sweater, designed with extra room for comfort in super bulky yarn. Sizes 30 (32, 34, 36, 38, 40, 42, 44, 46, 48) inches
The designer says this can be finished in a weekend. Sweatshirt-style hooded pullover with kangaroo front pockets is a quick knit in super bulky yarn. Sizes: 40″, 44″, 48″, 52″, 56″, 60″ chest circumference
Cozy long-sleeved sweater features zippers for fun. Quick knit in super bulky yarn. Finished bust measurements are 34 (38, 42, 46, 50, 54, 58)”.
Top-down super bulky sweater with a funnel neck and chunky garter stitch cuffs and hem. SIZES To Fit Bust: 28(30, 32, 34, 36, 38, 40, 42, 44, 46, 48)in 71(76, 81.5, 86.5, 91.5, 96.5, 101.5, 106.5, 112, 117, 122)cm
Hilary Smith Callis designed this shrug that is a knit quickly top down in seed stitch and super bulky yarn for Knitscene Winter 2012. 33 (36½, 40½, 44, 48, 52)” bust circumference. One warning — the photo on the pattern page is not really flattering. The photo above is the designer’s photo of her own pattern.
Mont Blanc Cardigan
This easy sweater is a quick knit in super bulky yarn. Does involve picking up stitches.
Terry is a knitting late-bloomer, learning to knit as an adult from Internet tutorials, because she wanted a craft that was useful, fun, and portable. Knitting hats for cancer patients inspired her to design her own patterns—available for free at her blog, intheloopknitting.com. Terry met her husband Ken at a science fiction convention and moved to the Kansas City area to be with him more than 30 years ago. Terry supports her yarn stash by creating websites and other digital media. Terry firmly believes in Knitting in Public—it's a great conversation starter!