5 Free Knitting Patterns for Women

Knitting for the ladies in your life doesn’t have to be complicated; with the right pattern and instruction, knitting for women can be as much fun as any other knitting project. Plus, if you’re knitting for someone else, you’ll have the added joy of their excitement as you deliver your handmade delight. We love to explore all sorts of knitting patterns for women, and want to get your collection started with a few handpicked favorites.

For comfort and style we included a beautiful cardigan that’s warm without a lot of weight, and looks great dressed up or down. The second cardigan pattern is easy to knit and utilizes waist shaping to create tailored back detail. We couldn’t help but add a shawl/knit wrap pattern to the collection, and we know you won’t be able to resist making one (or two) of this stunning design! For a knitted skirt pattern that truly accommodates a variety of body shapes, look no further than the design we’ve included. Finally, slip into the silky loveliness of the a lace tank top, made even more indulgent by using a bamboo yarn. Celebrate the beautiful form and shape of women with this collection of five free knitting patterns for women, yours to download for free!

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Women's knitting patterns are all about variety and this free collection has a wonderful range for you to enjoy!

From beginner to advanced, knitters of all abilities are sure to enjoy exploring each of these patterns!

Women’s knitting patterns are designed celebrate the beautiful features that make up the form and personality of each unique woman. From a skirt to knitted wrap pattern, tank top knitting pattern to cardigan, this collection has a little bit of everything for the women in your life. Download this free eBook to get started or keep reading to learn about each pattern.

Knit Tops for Women: Casual Flair Cardigan by Anna-Liza Armfield

Pattern #1

Knit Tops for Women: Casual Flair Cardigan by Anna-Liza Armfield

This causal cardi was designed with comfort in mind and is both stylish and flattering. The cotton/silk/wool blend gives warmth without a lot of weight, and the lines make it work with skirts and jeans alike. The perfect combination of fit and luxury, this knit top pattern will become a favorite in no time. Wow yourself with a new weekend top when you download this free pattern.

Knit Tops for Women: Tweed Cardigan by Rebecca L. Daniels

Pattern #2

Knit Tops for Women: Tweed Cardigan by Rebecca L. Daniels

Challenged to create a staple piece of weekend wear, Rebecca knew it had to be a cardigan. She designed this piece to be simple and easy to wear, but not boring. It’s much easier than it appears thanks to the seamless design and a bit of waist shaping that doubles as tailored back detail. From weekend to office to a night on the town, this design is sure to become a staple in your wardrobe.

Knit Shawl Pattern: Icelandic Lace Shawl adapted by Carol Rasmussen Noble

Pattern #3

Knit Shawl Pattern: Icelandic Lace Shawl adapted by Carol Rasmussen Noble

If you are looking for a classic knitting pattern, look no further than this shawl/wrap knitting pattern. Our pattern was adapted from the original which has been preserved in the Icelandic Craft Council’s collection of textiles. That piece is thought to have been knitted by Thórdís Egilsdóttir, a resident of a small fishing village on the west coast of Iceland. Well known for her craftsmanship and skill with handspun yarns, it’s obvious that a great attention to detail was paid as the design was knitted.

Knit Skirt Pattern: Flirty Skirty by Ivy Bigelow

Pattern #4

Knit Skirt Pattern: Flirty Skirty by Ivy Bigelow

This next little number is sassy but still elegant. Knitted in the round from the waist down, this knit skirt pattern features pleats at the hem and belt loops at the waist. To accommodate a variety of shapes and needs, we suggest using a wool yarn that allows some movement and stretch. Enjoy knitting up this body-hugging knitted skirt pattern!

Knit Tops for Women: Lace Nightie by Carrie Bostick Hoge

Pattern #5

Knit Tops for Women: Lace Nightie by Carrie Bostick Hoge

After accepting a challenge to make something feminine, Carrie came up with the perfect basic lingerie ingredients. A dash of feminine lace, a pinch of color, and a whole bunch of open back, and this sensual tank top knitting pattern was born. Knitted in the alluring, silky comfort of bamboo yarn, this is as much a joy to knit as to indulge in wearing.

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This wonderful collection of women’s knitting patterns has something for everyone. Both functional cardigans are perfect for your gal pals looking for a year-round layering option. The skirt knitting pattern is the perfect blend of class and sass, featuring a wool yarn that provides a surprising amount of stretch. What is more classic and elegant than a lace shawl? This shawl doubles as a wrap knitting pattern, and includes helpful charts to keep you on track throughout. Finally, treat yourself to some luscious bamboo with the knit tank top pattern, featuring simple styling and easy repeats. Whether you choose to make one or all five of these designs, you are sure to enjoy these women’s knitting pattern.

Knitting for women can be tricky, but we want to make it easy with this collection of free patterns.