with shawl collars Many of the patterns are free.
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Boxing Day Cardigan
Cardigan sweater with a shawl collar and cables on the sleeves and front. Sizes 34 (38, 42, 46, 50)”. Quick knit in Bulky yarn. Designed by Premier Yarns Design Team.
Quick cardigan sweater with color blocking, bishop sleeves, and a cozy shawl collar. Sizes Extra Small (Small, Medium, Large, 1X, 2X, 3X, 4X, 5X). Quick knit in Super Bulky yarn. Designed by Rachel Brockman.
Cardigan with shawl collar knit in one piece in 2 row repeat broken rib and ribbed cuffs and collar. Sizes Finished Bust 36 (48, 56) in. (91.5 (122, 142) cm). Worsted yarn. Designed by Lion Brand.
Textured Checks Cardigan
Cardigan with shawl collar and texture of blocks of garter and stockinette with little cables. Sizes XS/S, M, L, XL, 2/3XL, 4/5XL. Quick knit in Super Bulky yarn. Designed by Bernat Design Studio.
Striped cardigan with stranded colorwork and oversized ribbed shawl collar. Knit flat. Sizes Extra Small (Small, Medium, Large, 1X, 2X, 3X, 4X, 5X). Quick knit in Bulky yarn. Designed by Rachel Brockman for Universal Yarn.
Oversized sweater with a drop shoulder, cocoon shape worked in a 4 row repeat Irish Moss stitch pattern. Designed by Julia Madill for Yarnspirations. Sizes XS, S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL, 4XL, 5XL. Quick knit in Super Bulky yarn.
Easy Relaxed Marled Cardigan
Knit flat in one rectangle and then folded and seamed to create a cozy cocoon sweater. Beginner friendly. Designed by Jessica from Mama in a Stitch. 2 sizes. Quick knit with two strands of chunky yarn held together.
More Free Patterns
Cheryl Beckerich designed this beautiful asymmetrically wrapped cardigan with cable border and shawl collar. Sizes XS, S, M, L, XL, 2X. Recommended yarn available on pattern page
- Get the free knitting pattern for free registration at Annie’s
- Get the video class for this and 2 other patterns for $3.99 – not necessary to get the free pattern
Designed by Marly Bird, this long sleeved sweater features oversized lace sleeves with fitted cuffs, a shawl collar, and interesting overall texture. 3 sizes. Pattern and instructional video class available for free with a free trial at Creativebug OR purchase pattern and class individually.
- Get the knitting pattern and class for free trial at Creativebug
- Or purchase pattern and class for $9.95
Easy sweater pattern features the Irish Moss Stitch and shawl collar. Knit in two pieces with the only shaping in the collar. From Patons Yarn. Sizes from XS to 5XL.
Simplicity Shawl Collar Jacket
Designed by Susan Bonell for Cascade Yarns, this cozy jacket features a ribbed shawl collar and pockets. Sizes 37 (40, 43, 46)
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. Pattern is discontinued but still in the Internet archive.
Cozy Car Coat
This easy cardigan jacket by Heather Lodinsky knits up quickly in super bulky yarn. I always wanted one of these!
Muse N. Cardigan
Shawl collar cardigan with 3 quarter sleeves that are finished in knitted rounds is knit in bulky yarn.
- Get the free knitting pattern
- View the pictured project by kirbystone
- Shop for bulky yarn for this project at Annie’s
Chill Begone Sweater Wrap
This shawl collared cardigan is knit side to side in two pieces and seamed/grafted and then the collar and hem are knit from picked up stitches. Sm/Med and Med/Lrg Designed by Linda Braley
Rachel Søgaard designed this versatile cardigan that can be worn in at least two ways: either as a shorter waist length style or as a longer hip length one, just by turning it upside down. The collar can also be worn as a shawl or cowl collar. Sizes S/M (L) XL/XXL Available in English, German, and Danish
Patterns for Purchase
Bee's Knees Cardigan
Cardigan sweater featuring bold cables and a shawl collar. Sizes To fit bust 34.5(37.5,40.5,43,46.5,49.5)(52,55,58,62.5)”/ 87.5(95.25,103,109.25,118.25,125.75)(132,139.75,147.5,158.75)cm. Designed by Thea Colman. Worsted weight yarn.
Cardigan sweater featuring a geometric cable texture, deep shawl collar,inset pockets, and folded sleeve cuffs worn. Sizes To fit bust 30 (34, 38, 42, 46, 50)“. Designed by Emily Greene. Bulky weight yarn.
Tweedy Fog Cardigan
Raglan top down open front cardigan with a generous ribbed shawl collar and twisted stitch elbow patches. Sizes XS(S, M1, M2), (L, XL, 2XL), (3XL, 4XL, 5XL). Designed by SweaterFreak. DK weight yarn.
Long sleeved elegant sweater combines classic design with feminine shaping featuring an allover lattice texture, cables, and shawl collar. Sizes XS (S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL). Designed by Vanessa Smith. Sport weight yarn. There is also a version for baby and child sizes.
- See more pics and get the knitting pattern at Lovecrafts
- Get the BABY AND CHILD SIZES knitting pattern
Veronika Cocoon Cardigan
This sweater wrap features an oversized shawl collar and textured ridge stitch body that is knit in one piece. 3 sizes.
Class Reunion Cardigan
This open-front shawl-collar cocoon cardigan is knit in a striking diagonal lace pattern with a long lean profile. Short rows within the garter stitch collar and border provide shaping and add a stylish design element. Sweater is worked flat in one piece from the top down with sleeves worked flat and then seamed. Sizes 30, 33, 37, 41, 45, 49, 53 in. Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Carol Sunday.