7 Free Knitting Patterns for Cardigans

After the scarves, and the hats are done, knitters just might start dreaming of the perfect cardigan that he or she might knit someday. From a cozy cable knit to luminous lace, there’s so many patterns to choose from to help make that dream come true.

That’s exactly why we hand selected these seven knitting patterns for cardigans, as our gift to you. These designs are perfect for cool mornings, chilly nights, or blustery winter days. Whether you pick a favorite or make an entire wardrobe of perfect sweaters, these knitted cardigan patterns are sure to keep you coming back again and again.

Now you can find your next essential cardigan sweater, and knit it to fit you perfectly. Best of all, these patterns are absolutely FREE to download today!

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Each of these patterns was selected to stand-out in its own class. Whether you imagine cables twining up the sleeves or gracefully flowing lace, each knitted cardigan pattern will spark your fiber imagination. From beginner to experienced, lightweight, layer-friendly patterns to graceful stripes, each of these patterns are both a delight and a challenge.

Katharine Hepburn Jacket by Kathy Zimmerman

Pattern #1

Katharine Hepburn Jacket by Kathy Zimmerman

Lace and cables. Cables and lace. However you pair the two, you’re bound to come up with a winning combination of knitted cardigans. Kathy interpreted this classic combo in two lengths—cropped and hip—in this year-round knitted jacket. What is not to love about these cable knit cardigans in soft merino yarn and rich jewel tones!

Amber Beaded Cardigan by Michele Rose Orne

Pattern #2

Amber Beaded Cardigan by Michele Rose Orne

Capture the look of hay fields drying in the sun with a shade of gold hand dyed silk yarn. A sprinkling of gold matte beads mimics the texture of field seeds in this luminous knitted cardigan.

Aran Duffle Coat by Judith L. Swartz

Pattern #3

Aran Duffle Coat by Judith L. Swartz

Based on a duffle shape, this oversized cable knit cardigan features deeply cuffed sleeves, dropped shoulders, roomy pockets, and toggle closures. This pattern is easy to knit, and still highly textured.

Refined Aran Jacket by Pam Allen

Pattern #4

Refined Aran Jacket by Pam Allen

A classic style, worked in classic yarn, this versatile cable knit cardigan is designed with gorgeous detailing. Calling upon Aran techniques, this pattern yields cardigans that are uniquely feminine and positively stunning. One of our favorite knitted jackets!

Sienna Cardigan by Ann E. Smith

Pattern #5

Sienna Cardigan by Ann E. Smith

This slender knit cardigan is worked in an easy garter stitch, with a clever bind off along the collar. Simple styling, a bordered waist, and sleeves that finish with a neat bind-off edging keep the focus on the stitch details.

Side-way Ribs Cardigan by Norah Gaughan

Pattern #6

Side-way Ribs Cardigan by Norah Gaughan

Take a bulky-weight yarn, add large needles, lots of wide ribs, and plenty of stockinette, and you have an easy knitted cardigan. Cast on a few stitches and before you know it you’ll have a fun cardigan completed.

Curry Cabled Cardigan by Cathy Payson

Pattern #7

Curry Cabled Cardigan by Cathy Payson

Wide and narrow cables form flattering vertical “stripes” in this appealing cable knit cardigan sweater. Just large enough to be cozy and just fitted enough to be flattering. Why wait for cold weather, grab your yarn and needles and download this free cardigan knitting pattern.

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With these knitting patterns for cardigans, you will be able to show off your new collection of gorgeous knitted cardigans. But which will you begin first?

  • Choose the Katherine Hepburn sweater for a classy, lace-based 1950’s style cardigan.
  • Or knit the quick and easy Side-way Ribs Cardigan for a fun and fashionable sideways design.
  • Try the popular knitted jacket pattern, Refined Aran Jacket, which is equally at home in casual and dressy settings.
  • Or, on a blustery winter’s day, snuggle into the Curry Cabled Cardigan, a perfect cable knit cardigan sweater.

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