Quick patterns for cardigans and pullovers using chunky or super bulky weight yarn with easy stitch patterns. Updated 6/7/23
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This casual cardigan with pockets knits up quickly with two strands of Worsted yarn held together for a marled look. Sizes Bust circumference: 37.75 to 69.75”/96 to 177 cm Designed by Alexandra Tavel for Two of Wands.
Garter Stitch Cardigan
Garter stitch cardigan knit flat. Sizes To Fit Bust/Chest: 32/34", 36/38", 40/42". Quick knit in super bulky weight yarn. CY1210 Cardigan in Cygnet Whopper Cotton designed by Cygnet.
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Easy seamless cardigan is a quick knit in bulky yarn. Sizes Small/Medium, Large/XL, 2X/3X, 4X/5X. Rated easy by Ravelrers. Designed by Stephanie Jessica Lau for All About Ami. Web version is free.
10187 Longline Cardigan
Quick cardigan sweater is knit flat in super bulky yarn and seamed. Sizes Bust circumference: 45.25 to 65" / 115 to 165 cm. 10187 Longline Cardigan designed by Sirdar.
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]
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
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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
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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.
More Free 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.
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.
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
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
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.
Cozy cardigan sweater knit in English Rib which is usually a 2 row repeat. SIZES: XS-3XL. Rated easy by the designer. Quick knit in super bulky yarn. Designed by ESNQknit who also offers the finished sweater.
NO LONGER FREE! Easy one-size-fits-all cardigan jacket in garter stitch designed by by Julie Tootill. Quick knit in super bulky yarn. Ravelrers have rated it very easy and easy. Pictured project by devaknits
Long-sleeved cardigan knitted in cable and moss stitch is a quick knit in Super Chunky yarn. Sizes To Fit Bust 32/34", 36/38", 40/42", 44/46", 48/50", 52/54". Designed by Sirdar.
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Oversized long-sleeved pullover knit in garter stitche with lace panels on front and sleeves. Quick knit in super bulky yarn. Designed by Laimute Vaiciuliene of Bummbul.
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.
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
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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
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
Mont Blanc Cardigan
This easy sweater is a quick knit in super bulky yarn. Does involve picking up stitches.