Quick patterns for cardigans and pullovers using chunky or super bulky weight yarn with easy stitch patterns.
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Knit with two strands of bulky yarn on large needles, this quick a-line cardigan sweater is knit flat and seamed. Rated easy by Ravelrers and the designer though it does require picking up stitches. Sizes X-Small, Small, Medium, Large, 1X, 2X. Designed by Berroco Design Team.
First Snow Sweater
This long-sleeved pullover is a quick knit in reverse stockinette and super bulky yarn. It features large 12 stitch cable out of several smaller cables that splits at the neckline to form a flattering wide v neckline. Designed by Naomi Odean for Knitty. XS [S, M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X]
This sweater is a quick knit in a 4 row repeat moss stitch and super bulky yarn. Designed by Alexandra Tavel for Two of Wands. XS/S, M/L, XL/XXL
Easy pullover in reverse stockinette with exposed seams. Quick knit in bulky yarn. Designed by Jodi Lewanda for Red Heart. Sizes Small-2X
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
- Get the free knitting pattern
- Get the recommended Bernat Softee Chunky yarn on Amazon (Prime options available)
Oxford Boyfriend Cardigan
This easy casual cardigan by Alexandra Tavel for Two of Wands knits up quickly in super bulky yarn. S/M and L/XL
- Get the free knitting pattern
- Get the recommended yarn on Amazon
- See more patterns by Two of Wands
- See more Easy Sweater Knitting Patterns
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.
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- See a free tutorial on picking up stitches
- See more Multi-Colored Yarn Knitting Patterns
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.
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
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Easy-Going Knit Pullover
This tunic length long sleeved sweater by Bernat features a 4 row repeat texture and is rated easy by the designer. Quick knit in bulky yarn.
Raglan Coatigan & Separate Cowl Collar
This long sleeved-cardigan with cables is a quick knit in super bulky yarn. Sizes 6-26
Slouchy Sweater Dress
This versatile tunic features a 4-row repeat basket rib waffle texture and pockets for convenience. Quick knit in bulky yarn. Sizes XS/S M L XL 2/3XL 4/5XL Designed by Bernat Design Studio
Cozy Car Coat
This easy cardigan jacket by Heather Lodinsky knits up quickly in super bulky yarn. I always wanted one of these!
Silver Haze Jacket
This cardigan from DROPS Design knits up quickly in super bulky yarn and has easy ratings from Ravelrers. S – M – L – XL – XXL – XXXLL . Pictured project by Susanne
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
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 Oversized Scoop Sweater
Cocoon cardigan knits up in about 14-18 hours according to the designer. Difficulty level: Super easy, beginner. 4 women's sizes: S, M, L & XL. Knit flat and seamed in super bulky yarn. Designed by Jennifer Thompson who allows you to sell finished sweaters from this pattern.
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
- See more pics and get the knitting pattern at Annie’s
- See more Cropped Cardigan Knitting Patterns
- See more of Amy’s patterns in New American Knits
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.
- Get the knitting pattern at Interweave
- See the other patterns in Knitscene Winter 2012
- See more Easy Shrug Knitting Patterns
Mont Blanc Cardigan
This easy sweater is a quick knit in super bulky yarn. Does involve picking up stitches.