7 FREE Knitting Patterns for Men

Knitting for men has come a long way since humble beginnings with Arabian merchants and sailors. In fact, when the first knitting trade guild was formed in Paris, knitting was considered a male-only occupation. These days knitting is shared and enjoyed by both men and women, and we’re here to help everyone find great patterns.

This wonderful collection of free men’s knitting patterns has something for everyone. These knitting patterns were hand selected for design and superior quality as our gift to you. No strings attached!

Whether you pick a favorite or make them all, each design will keep him coming back again and again. You’ll find a functional cable knit for the “handy” man, a warm knit gansey for winter days, and a handsome scarf for that extra touch. So guys, this one’s for you! Find the perfect pattern with 7 Free Knitting Patterns for Men. Best of all, it’s absolutely free!

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From sweaters to accessories, knitting for men just got easier thanks to this free download.

Discover functional men’s knitting patterns and fill up his wardrobe with this free collection!

Inside this exclusive free download you’ll find visual tutorials and detailed instruction for each men’s knitting pattern. Each knit sweater pattern was selected to fit the specific needs of men’s sweaters. The knit gloves and men’s knit scarf pattern are essential accessories that satisfy simplicity without boredom. From beginner to experienced, each of these FREE knitting patterns for men can be both a delight and challenge.

Old Way Gansey by Ann Budd

Pattern #1

Old Way Gansey by Ann Budd

The gansey sweater has stood the test of time because of its practicality and unique construction. These sweaters were developed in 19th-century England as hard-wearing garments for hard-working fisherman. This men’s knitting pattern is a classic interpretation that gives the freedom to choose yarn, gauge, finished size and pattern to give the desired look. This is definitely a knitting pattern men will love.

Charcoal Ribbed Cardigan by Kate Kuckro

Pattern #2

Charcoal Ribbed Cardigan by Kate Kuckro

This pattern features set-in saddle shoulders which emphasize the stately ribbing at the shoulder line. Ribbing at the hem and cuffs blend smoothly into a garter rib pattern that creates drama without making the sweater pull in. A classic sweater pattern men can wear year after year.

Basketweave Scarf by Ann Budd

Pattern #3

Basketweave Scarf by Ann Budd

The interplay of horizontal and vertical ribs produce an undulating, curved effect that adds texture to a relatively simple stitch pattern. This men’s knit scarf pattern can be worked up in any shade to match the seasons. Bring him along to pick out the yarn so you can start knitting this scarf for him.

Rhapsody in Tweed by Kathy Zimmerman

Pattern #4

Rhapsody in Tweed by Kathy Zimmerman

A true live-in garment, this men’s sweater combines wide and narrow open cables with mini-cable ribs for a truly musical composition. The rustic tweed yarn and reverse stockinette-stitch background play to create a rhythmic pattern throughout this men’s sweater pattern.

Striped Pullover by Norah Gaughan

Pattern #5

Striped Pullover by Norah Gaughan

Earth tones blended with warm red tones make this men’s knit sweater perfect for the fall. A simple slip-stitch pattern makes for easy two-color knitting. A classic for the man in your life that you can start knitting today.

Nicholas's Fingerless Gloves by Sandi Wiseheart

Pattern #6

Nicholas’s Fingerless Gloves by Sandi Wiseheart

These unisex textured knit gloves are perfect for warming cold hands while letting fingers free to work or play. Knit in soft alpaca, these men’s knit gloves are perfect for fall or winter. Or, for a warm, hardier pair knit these fingerless gloves for men in wool. Once they see them, all the men in your life will be asking you to knit them a pair.

Woven Bands Pullover by Hana Jason

Pattern #7

Woven Bands Pullover by Hana Jason

Linen adds a simple, straightforward embellishment to this stylish men’s sweater pattern. The designer slips stitches all the way up the sleeves of this pullover, working it in one piece from cuff to cuff. Try this pullover in many colors for every look from relaxed weekend to business casual.

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Thanks to the input of knitters just like you we came up with is this fabulous download, sure to please every man in your life! Nothing fussy or complicated, just great designs that he’s sure to enjoy.

Inside you’ll find five sweater patterns and a couple of accessories, all chosen with men in mind. Men are sure to enjoy these patterns as much as those who have the pleasure of knitting them up! Each knit sweater pattern was selected for function and style. The scarf and fingerless gloves for men are both essential accessories that satisfy simplicity without boredom. Find the men’s knitting pattern you have been searching for with 7 Free Knitting Patterns for Men. Best of all, it’s absolutely free!

Just one of seven free men's knitting patterns to choose from!