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Short Sleeve Cardigan Knitting Patterns

by | Sep 21, 2015 | Featured

Knitting patterns for Short Sleeved Cardigans, most of the patterns are free

Knitting patterns for cardigans that are perfect for layering or for light covering in warmer weather.

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Free Knitting Patterns

Free Knitting Pattern for Gaia Cardigan

Gaia Cardigan

Short sleeved sweater with lace bodice knit seamlessly in one piece. Designed by Kristen TenDyke. Sizes XS, S, M, L, 1X, 2X. Worsted yarn. This pattern was featured in Season 8 of Knit and Crochet Now! and is free with registration at Annie’s

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Free Knitting Pattern for Touch of Lace Cardi

Touch of Lace Cardi

This classic stockinette sweater features lacy detailing on the three-quarter length sleeves. Designed by Melissa Leapman for Red Heart. Women’s S (M, L, 1X, 2X)

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Free Knitting Pattern for Battine Cardigan

Battine Cardigan

This sweater features a 4 row repeat open-work stitch pattern, a wide-ribbed neckline, and elbow-length sleeves. Quick knit in bulky yarn. Sizes: Bust (closed) – 32(36-40-44-48-52)”. Designed by Donna Yacino

Free Knitting Pattern for Vita Cardigan

Vita Cardigan

Designed by Martin Storey, this short-sleeved cardigan features a delicate all over cable pattern. Sizes S -XXL. Download free digital version at Deramore’s by adding to cart and checking out without paying for it.

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 Free Knitting Pattern for Turpan Cardigan

Turpan Cardigan

Exquisite cardigan with three quarter length sleeves knit in the trinity stitch, cables and a unique sleeve and hem border.   SIZES: Small (Medium, Large). Designed by Deborah Newton. Pictured project by barta

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Free knitting pattern for Cozy Lace Cardigan and more shorter sleeved cardigan knitting patterns

Cozy Lace Cardigan

Designed by Amy Gunderson, this cardigan is a quick knit in worsted yarn. Recommended yarn is available on the pattern page.

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Knitting Pattern for Easy Spring Swing Cardigan

Simple Spring Swing Cardigan

Easy short-sleeved cardigan with garter stitch yoke by Jodi Snyder for Red Heart. Free video knit-along tutorials. Small (Medium, Large, 1X, 2X). Pictured project by catcouch

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Free knitting pattern for Lavender Cardigan

Lavender Cardigan

schneckenstrick’s sweater is knit in the round from top-down with with optional button detail on the sleeves. In English, French, or German.

Free knitting pattern for Knitted Ribbed Cardigan with asymmetrical closing

Ribbed Cardigan

Heather Lodinsky’s cardigan features an asymmetrical front knit in double garter stitch.

Free knitting pattern for Johannes Short Sleeved Cardigan

Johannes Cardigan

This flattering short sleeved cardigan by the Berroco Design Teamfeatures a waving openwork stitch pattern. Sizes X-Smal, Small, Medium, Large and X-Large. Designed for oversize fit.

Free knitting pattern for Shalom Cardigan with short sleeves and triple yoke

Shalom Cardigan

Meghan McFarlane’s striking triple yoked cardigan is knit seamlessly from the top down.

Cap Sleeve Cardigan Free Knitting Pattern and more short sleeve cardigan sweater knitting patterns

Cap Sleeve Cardigan

A single-button cardigan with horizontal lace panels and garter-stitch edging, first featured in Prima May 2012. Sizes XS(S:M:L)

Muse N. Cardigan Free Knitting Pattern and more short sleeve cardigan patterns

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Muse N. Cardigan

Shawl collar cardigan with 3 quarter sleeves that are finished in knitted rounds is knit in bulky yarn.

Free knitting pattern for Anisette Cardigan and more short sleeve cardigans

Anisette Cardigan

Julie Farmer designed this cabled cardigan for Red Heart.  Women’s S (M, L, 1X, 2X)

Free knitting pattern for Topside Cardi

Topside Cardi

Designed by Vickie Howell, this cardigan features cable detail down one side and cap sleeves. Small (Medium, Large, 1X, 2X)

Free knitting pattern for Hint of Lace Cardigan cropped cardi with three quarter sleeves

Hint of Lace Cardigan

Deborah Newton designed this cropped cardi with three quarter sleeves and lace detail. Recommended yarn available on pattern page.

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Free knitting pattern for Mitered Square Jacket

Mitered Square Jacket

Julie Farmer’s colorful cardigan is designed for multi-color yarn.

Free knitting pattern for top down summer lace cardigan with diamond lace and short sleeves

Top Down Summer Lace Cardigan

Vera Sanon’s cropped short-sleeved cardigan is knit seamlessly and features a diamond lace detail. S (34-36), M(38-40) L/XL(42-46)” XXL(47″)

Free knitting pattern for Leilani Cardigan with draped front and short sleeves

Leilani Cardigan

Berroco Design Team created this asymetrical short sleeve cardigan with a draped front. Bust (closed) – 38(42-46)”

Leaf Lace Cardigan Knitting Pattern and more short sleeve cardigan sweater knitting patterns

Leaf Lace Cardigan

Designed by Universal Yarn Design team in sizes Extra Small/Small (Medium/Large, 1X/2X) . Knit in crochet thread.

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Free knitting pattern for Sapporo Cardigan with short sleeves and chevron pattern

Sapporo Cardigan

Designed by Anne E. Smith for Caron, this cardigan features a chevron patterned yoke.

Free knitting pattern for short sleeved lace cardigan

Lace Merino Worsted Cardigan

Leanne Prouse’s cardigan features Lilly of the Vally Lace, deep ribbing on the waist and sleeves, and a scooped neckline. Bust 80-90 95-105 110-120 / 31 ½ -35 ½ 37 ½ -41 ¼ 43 ¼ -47 ¼ in

Patterns for Purchase

Knitting Pattern for Annie Cardigan

Annie Cardigan

This easy short-sleeved cardigan sweater features a flattering shape and chevron hem. S (M, L, XL, 2XL). Designed by Kennita Tully. Rated easy the designer.

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Knitting Pattern for Shorebird Cardi

Shorebird Cardi

This short-sleeved cardigan sweater features eyelet mesh lace front panels with drape fronts and an eyelet hem around the back neck and sleeves. S (M, L, XL, 2XL)

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Knitting Pattern for Ruffle Me Up Lace Cardigan

Ruffle Me Up Lace Cardigan

The lace skirt of this short-sleeved cardigan is gathered into a flattering ruffle. Sizes XS, S, M, L, XL which ranges to fit a 32-40″ Bust.

Knitting Pattern for Short Sleeved Cardigan

Just a Couple of Skeins Cardin

This pretty short-sleeved cardigan is rated easy by the designer and takes no more than 880 yards of sport-weight yarn. One of the more than 30 patterns in 1, 2 & 3 Skein Solutions, available in digital and print form. S (M, L, XL, 2XL)

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Knitting Pattern for Lace Front Wrap Cardigan

Lace Front Wrap Cardigan

Sirdar Toscana DK 7974 asymmetric wrap features a lace panel and knit lace edge. Option for long or short sleeves. Sizes Size 32/34 36/38 40/42 44/46 48/50 52/54 inches.

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Knitting pattern for Camber Cardigan featuring short sleeves and lace detail

Camber Cardigan

Bust: 30 (34, 38, 42, 46, 50, 54)”

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Lilas Cardigan Knitting Pattern and other short sleeve cardigan knitting patterns

Lilas Cardigan

This cardigan knit from the top down in one piece and requires no seaming. Its big, floppy collar and relaxed style make for a chic and versatile piece that looks fantastic layered. Quick and simple, this is a GREAT sweater for beginning knitters. Sizes: Women’s XS (S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL)

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Knitting with Rosamund Cardigan with short sleeves and braided cable

Rosamund’s Cardigan

An eight-stitch reversible cable embossed onto the edges and yoke of a simple reverse-stockinette body lets the collar of Rosamund’s Cardigan lie flat in lapels or stand up as a funnel neck. Andrea Pomerantz planned for edges that look finished, whether they’re swinging open or cleanly closed with hidden hook-and-eye fastenings. Sizes 341/2 (37, 401/2, 44, 48, 511/2)” bust circumference,

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