Free knitting patterns recently added to In the Loop Knitting including cardigans, vests, baby sweaters, shawls, and more. Most patterns are free. Updated 7/17/23
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Top Down Cardigan
Easy one-piece cardigan knitted top down without seams and no picking up stitches. Sizes Baby 12 Months, Child 2 Years, Child 3 Years. Designed by Lion Brand. Worsted weight yarn.
Sleeve Interest Pullover
Easy sweater knit flat with wavy drop stitch seafom on the sleeves. The bottom has a crochet edging but I might replace that with a knit edging to keep it from rolling. Sizes S/L (1X/2X). Bulky weight yarn. Designed by Lion Brand.
Top buttoned sleeveless baby cardigan vest with columns of lace and flounces around sleeve opening. Sizes 3 mths 6 mths. Fingering weight yarn. Designed by Go Handmade for Hobbii.
Fringed Pocket Shawl
Easy shawl with spacious pockets knit in 2 row repeat linen stitch for an attractive woven look. Sample knit with gradient cake yarn, alternating stands for striping effect. Quick knit in Super Bulky weight yarn. Designed by Clickety Sticks.
Cable socks inspired by Bach's Caffee Cantata (librettist Picander), a mini comic opera that tells the story of a young woman named Lieschen who loves coffee. Designed by Caoua Coffee who wrote the summary in the image, too. 2 sizes. Fingering weight yarn.
Directional Color Afghan
Easy throw blanket knit in 20 striped garter stitch squares. Designed for 15 colors it's great for leftover yarn and stash busting. Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Irina Poludnenko for Lion Brand.
Chill Out Cardigan
Knit flat in two rectangles with a 6 row repeat, this cardigan is about as easy as it gets. The one new technique for some would be drop stitches, but those are fun to learn. Perfect summer beach and pool cover up. Sizes UK 6-12 14-20 22-28 US 2-8 10-16 18-24. DK weight yarn. Chill Out Zone Cover Up Sirdar 1056.
Cable Accent Cardigan Vest
I love this sleeveless cardigan or vest with its delicate cable accents on the yoke and flatterning wide draped collar. Sizes To Fit Bust: 77cm/31in to 117cm/47in. DK weight yarn. 7014 Cardigan designed by Elle
More Free Patterns
Cat Cable Sweater
Pullover with cabled cat motif around the yoke. You could easily use this motif for other knitting projects. Aran weight yarn. Designed by Bracadabra. Pictured project by krickett
- Get the free knitting pattern. Page also contains instructions for mitts
- See the Ravelry page
- See more Fun Cable Knitting Patterns
Color Blocked Dishcloth
Colorful dish or wash cloths knit in garter stitch with 3 colors. Perfect for leftover or scrap yarn. P334 Wash Cloths Designed by cold comfort knits for Lincraft. Worsted weight yarn.
Raglan Sweater with Flower
Long-sleeved pullover with colorful flower up the side. Sizes 36/38 to 44/46. Aran weight yarn. Designed by Schachenmayr. Available in English and German
Do The Twist Blanket
Quick and easy throw blanket knit with a 4 row repeat slipped stitch similar to the bamboo stitch. Size Approx 49"x 58". Designed by Bernat. Super bulky weight yarn.
Easy Playtime Set
Striped baby and toddler cardigan and hat knit in garter stitch. Sizes 9 months to 3 years. Great stash buster! Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Lion Brand.
Rings Of Saturn Poncho And Wristers
Welted stripes create three dimensional "rings" for this cropped poncho shoulder cozy and matching cowl. Super Bulky weight yarn. Designed by Marie Van Camp for Lion Brand.
Climbing Rose Wrap
Shawl or scarf knit with a diamond eyelet and cable design that looks like a flowering trellis. 2 sizes Scarf or Shawl. Sport weight yarn. Designed by Mari Tobita for Purl Soho.
Circular Yoke Vest
Gorgeous cardigan vest with richly cabled yoke and body in tunic length. Sizes S/M (L/1X). Super Bulky weight yarn. Designed by Lion Brand
Fun intarsia sweater with a peaceful landscape, trees, and sheep. I think I might make the tree bobbles in colors to look like fruit. Sizes S (M) L. Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Knit Gang for Hobbii Design. A kit is also available.
Emma Hat and Cardigan
Garter stitch baby and toddler cardigan with pockets and matching hat. Sizes 9 months to 2 years. Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Lion Brand.
Patterns for Purchase
Versatile accessory knit flat in one piece with buttons that allow you to change the look by buttoning in a different ways to create a shrug, poncho, shawl cape, ruana, or scarf. Knit in stripes of color and drop stitches. Sport weight yarn. Designed by Laura Nelkin.
Cherry Bomb and Daisy Crop Tops
A playful tank knitted top-down in the round with options for cherries and daisies. Customize the length by adding extra colorwork repeats or by extending the bottom hem. Sizes 28" - 60" (71cm - 152cm) bust. Designed by Tamara Jordan. DK weight yarn.
Baby Jacket, Bonnet and Blanket Layette
Matching knit baby set of cardigan, hat, and blanket with a cable, bobble, and eyelet design. Sizes Newborn to 2 years. Aran weight yarn. Baby Jacket, Bonnet and Blanket Sirdar 5165. A kit is also available.