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Free Knitting Patterns For Sweaters


Bed Jacket
Pattern can be easily modified into a cute bolero or cropped cardigan. Bed jackets are thoughtful for those who are ill and equally functional for reading in bed on cold nights.

Cable Cardigan
Light weight, short sleeved sweater is perfect for warmer weather. The cables on each side are reversed. Four sizes.

Cabled Polo Collar Sweater
Featuring several different stitch patterns for lots of texture, it's knit in cotton to really show off stitch definition.

Cloverleaf Eyelet Pullover
Beautiful self striping yarn and a cloverleaf design which may be omitted highlight this long sleeved pullover. Three sizes.

Crew Neck Pullover
Long sleeved pullover sweater features an interesting zig zag chevron stitch pattern.

Diagonally Knit Pullover
Self-striping yarn often results in uneven horizontal stripes. This sweater, available in four sizes, takes advantage of the color changes by knitting panels diagonally.

Diamond Placket And Collar Pullover
An easy diamond pattern highlights this short sleeved pullover.

Drop Stitch Pullover Sweater
This easy sweater knitting pattern features a simple drop stitch, rolled collar and 3/4 sleeves. Four sizes.

Easy Cotton Short Sleeved Pullover
Knit in cotton, this short sleeved pullover sweater for women features a central panel of an easy knit and purl design on the front and sleeves.

Knot Stitch Sweater With Lace Ribbing
This sweater pattern highlights Knot Stitch, creating simple overall texture. The Lace Ribbing is feminine and is used on the bottom and collar bands as well as the sleeves.

Lace Pullover Sweater
An openwork sweater for warm weather, this pattern features an easy all over lace pattern. The drop sleeves makes it easy to maintain the lace pattern because there are no decreases. It has a wide deeply ribbed neck. Two sizes.

Lace Tank Top
Beautiful light weight lace pattern. Six sizes.

Long Sleeve Cropped Cardigan
An easy lace edging along the bottom and sleeves creates a slight scallop effect and highlights this easy to knit cropped cardigan sweater. Simple crochet button is used for the closure. Four sizes.

Long Sleeve Mosaic Zig Zag Pullover
The use of one variegated yarn in this sweater pattern turns an easy mosaic stitch into a spectacular look! Try it with two solid colors or experiment with two variegated yarns and watch the magic happen.

Odd Ball Sleeveless Shell Or Vest Pullover
You can wear this as either a vest or a sleeveless shell. It has a scoop neck in the front. If you plan to wear it as a shell, you can knit the back the same as the front if you wish for a scoop in the back as well.

Raglan Sleeve Boat Neck Sweater
Raglan sleeves, a boat neck, and interesting strap details highlight this short sleeved pattern featuring an eyelet stitch pattern. Four sizes.

Royal Quilting Cardigan
This two color slip stitch pattern resembles a diamond quilting pattern; it features long, drop sleeves.

Ruffled Jacket
This cute jacket is knit with light weight yarn. Ruffles trim the sleeves, neck, bottom and front openings. Four sizes.

Shawl Collar Cardigan
This easy knitting pattern is a good pattern to try for your first sweater. It has lots of style because of the lovely collar, but there are no complicated stitch patterns to follow. It's knit in a soft and warm wool yarn. Three sizes.

Short Sleeve Mosaic Pullover
V-neck utilizes an easy to knit mosaic stitch pattern in a number of possible color variations.

Short Sleeve Lace Pullover
Light weight, drop sleeve lace pattern. Available in four sizes for women.

Side To Side Jacket With Vertical Stripes
This easy jacket is knit back and forth in one piece on circulars from side to side. It features easy to knit vertical stripes that can be omitted if desired.

Sleeveless Shell
Easy sleeveless shell knitting pattern features a rolled bottom and neck and is a great pattern for beginner and expert knitters alike. Mesh tape is used to knit this project and is light weight but knits up quickly at a big gauge. Three sizes for women.

Squares Pullover
This crew neck pullover features three different sized squares for a very textured look in a multi-colored wool yarn. Three sizes.

Trellis Stitch Shawl Collar Cardigan
Warm cardigan sweater features a highly embossed pattern stitch.

V-Neck Cardigan
A plunging v-neck highlights this cardigan sweater with drop sleeves.

V-Neck Short Sleeved Odd Ball Sweater
Use your yarn stash for this pattern knit with left over yarn.

Warm Cardigan
This is a super simple pattern in two sizes. It's knit in garter stitch and features a different color for the ribbing. Picture can be seen here.

Estimated Yarn Amounts For Women's Pullover Sweaters
Estimated number of yards and meters to knit a woman's long sleeved pullover sweater over a variety of gauges, for chest sizes 36-46 inches.

   Men (suitable for women as well)

Cabled Pullover
This long sleeved sweater features a big, bold cable.

Lattice Sweater
Fits medium/large men. Square, inset sleeves are knit from the top down.

Mosaic Pullover
Crew neck, long sleeved pullover knit in cotton.

Mosaic Pullover II
Equally appropriate for full figured women, long sleeved sweater looks complex but knits up easily.

Also see Knit A Bit, for patterns by Barbara Breiter including sweaters and vests