Free cardigan knitting patterns with stripes of color, stitches, and more. Updated 5/9/23
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Women's cardigan with wide sleeves knit with garter stitch and drop stitch stripes in 4 colors. Sizes 32/34 (36/38, 40/42, 44/46)“. Sport weight yarn. Short Cardigan S10525 designed by Evelyn Hase for Schachenmayr.
Summer Breeze Cardigan
Striped and color blocked cardigan knit in three colors with a 6 row repeat texture. Sizes 32-34 36-38 40-42 44-46. DK weight yarn. Designed by Mary Maxim.
Quick easy cardigan knit flat in stockinette with garter stitch stripes. No picking up stitches! Sizes XS to 2X. Quick knit in Super Bulky weight yarn. Designed by Vladimir Teriokhin for Lion Brand.
High Plains Cardigan
This long-sleeved sweater with pockets is knit in a 4 row repeat moss stitch. 5 pieces (back, 2 fronts, and 2 sleeves) and then seamed. The designer Heather Lodinsky and Lion Brand Yarn rate this a Level 2 Easy (beginner +) pattern. Sizes 1X, 2X, L, M, S
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Long sleeved cardigan knit with garter stitch in simple rectangular shapes and tons of spare scrap yarn! The color-change tie offs at the end of the rows are integrated into the funky side fringe, eliminating the need to weave in ends. Size is customizable. Designed by Regina Weiss of Morale Fiber.
Long sleeved cardigan knit entirely in garter stitch. Worked sideways to create the vertical stripes. Sizes To Fit 34.5” (37.75”, 40”) Bust. Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Faina Goberstein for Skacel.
Long sleeved-cardigan knit in a 2 row repeat 1x1 rib in stripes. Designed for 5 different colors so it's also a great stashbuster. Knit seamlessly from the top down. Sizes Sweater, chest: 92 (100) 108 (118) 126 cm (36 in to 50 in). Sport weight yarn. Designed by Annette Danielsen for Filcolana. Available in English, Danish, French, German