18 Free Sweater Knitting Patterns- Experience the joy of knitting your own sweater with these beginner-friendly knitting patterns!
These 18 Free Sweater Knitting Patterns are perfect for anyone who wants to learn how to knit a garment. The patterns are simple and easy to follow, with basic stitches and techniques that are perfect for beginners.
The materials required for these projects are also beginner-friendly, with a bulky weight yarn and larger needles that make it easy to see your stitches and work quickly. With these patterns, you’ll be able to create a cozy and stylish sweater that’s perfect for lounging at home or running errands on a chilly day. Give it a try and discover the joy of knitting your own sweater!
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18 Free Sweater Knitting Patterns
A classic sweater that’s knit top down with no seaming! Ideal for Beginner+ knitters.
If you dislike sewing seams, this is the pattern for you! This sweater is knit on circular knitting needles. The pattern begins at the yoke, then the sleeve stitches are put on a holder and finished off after you are done with the body. The sweater is knit in one piece and there are no seams to sew.
Beginner-friendly pattern for this cute wrap sweater! The sweater consists of 3 pieces- the back, the left front and the right front. There’s minimal shaping and it knits up relatively fast with size US 8 needles.
Get ready for spring with this simple and stylish short sleeve sweater knitting pattern. Perfect for beginners or those looking for a quick and easy project to knit in no time!
This easy spring sweater knitting pattern is perfect for those who are new to sweater knitting or looking for a simple and stylish project to work on during the warmer months.
This sweater features loose fit with a textured, moss stitch pattern.
A classic, boatneck sweater that’s easy to knit!
If you’re new to knitting, or you just want an easy project, this baby sweater is it! This sweater is knit entirely in Garter Stitch and it is worked as one piece. Instead of having to sew 4 pieces together (2 sleeves, front, and back), you just fold this sweater over and sew under the arms and side seams. There is some simple casting on and binding off for the sleeves and neck. This is a straight-forward knit that’s ideal for beginners!
Make use of your leftover yarn with this easy sweater knitting pattern. Ideal for beginners!
For this V-neck sweater, I decided to make use of my abundant scrap yarn instead of purchasing new skeins. This kid’s sweater features a ribbed hem, ribbed cuffs, v-neck collar, and a relaxed shape. It is knit in 4 separate pieces using a basic stockinette stitch. If you’ve never knit a sweater before, this is a great one to try!
A breezy summer tank knit using the softest bamboo yarn.
This lightweight tank is perfect for summer. It is knit using Lion Brand Yarn Truboo which is 100% bamboo. It’s silky soft and it has a beautiful drape.
This tank is knit in two pieces using the garter stitch which makes it ideal for beginner knitters.
A lightweight weight summer top knit in nylon/cotton yarn. The pattern is ideal for beginners!
This Garter Stitch Tank Knitting Pattern is an easy basic to get you through the spring season. This sleeveless top features a relaxed shape with a scoop neckline. It’s the perfect addition to your summer wardrobe. Best of all? This tank is unbelievably easy to knit! It’s knit in Garter Stitch and there’s minimal shaping (only the neck hole).
This Bernat Home Decor yarn is perfect for spring knitting projects. It’s a cotton and nylon blend with a tubular feel (like t-shirt yarn). It’s chunky without being too heavy, has a great drape and it knits up fast!
An easy sweater that’s knit top down with no seaming!
Usually knitting a sweater involves making 4 different pieces on single point needles (sleeves, front, and back) and then sewing them together.
This sweater is knit using circular needles. You start at the collar and work your way down. The sleeve stitches are put on a holder and finished off after you are done with the body. The sweater is knit in one piece and there are no seams to sew!
This sweater is a quick and easy knit that uses only 1 skein of yarn. It has 3/4 length sleeves and a loose fit.
Beginner-friendly pattern for a classic raglan sleeve sweater.
This raglan sweater features a ribbed hem, ribbed sleeves and collar, and a relaxed shape. It is knit in 4 separate pieces using a basic stockinette stitch. If you’ve never knit a sweater before, this is a great one to try!
I decided to make use of some of my scrap yarn for this sweater, but it can easily be knit in a solid color.
This sweater is a breeze to knit! The body is stockinette stitch with ribbed hem, cuffs, and collar. This sweater has raglan sleeves which are sleeves that extend in one piece fully to the collar, leaving a diagonal seam from underarm to collarbone.
I used Lion Brand Mandala Tweed in Lucky Penny for this Beginner Kids Sweater Knitting Pattern. It’s a self-striping yarn with long colorways. The medium weight is ideal for spring mornings.
The Drop Stitch creates a pretty open weave that’s ideal for lightweight tops and scarves/wraps. This Drop Stitch sweater knitting pattern is as easy as they come. Two identical pieces are knitted (front and back), then they’re sewn together at shoulders and sides. There’s no complicated shaping which makes this pattern completely beginner-friendly.
A breezy, loose-fitting tank knit using cotton yarn and a Stockinette stitch. This pattern is ideal for beginners!
A fast and easy knitting pattern for a classic Garter Stitch cardigan.
This Garter Stitch baby cardigan is ideal for beginner knitters. It is knit in one piece (from the bottom up) on straight knitting needles, then folded over and seamed. The ties are knit separately and then sewn on. No buttons or buttonholes are needed!
This classic baby knit cardigan is a quick knit and it makes a great gift!
A beginner-friendly project for a classic baby sweater!
If you’re looking for a fast and easy knitting pattern for a baby sweater, look no further! This sweater is knit using Stockinette Stitch (knit one side, purl the other). The shaping is very minimal. This baby sweater pattern is ideal for beginner knitters and it makes a great gift!
A classic design in a fun, color block pattern.
This Baby Hooded Sweater is worked in a basic Stockinette Stitch with ribbed hem and cuffs. There are some basic increases/decreases. The hooded is worked on circular needles.
A classic, raglan sweater with a relaxed shape and a rolled neck.
This toddler sweater is a simple knit that works up relatively fast thanks to the bulky yarn and larger needles. This easy knitting pattern is ideal for beginner knitters.
The body is stockinette stitch with ribbed hem, cuffs, and a rolled collar. This sweater has raglan sleeves which are sleeves that extend in one piece fully to the collar, leaving a diagonal seam from underarm to collarbone.
A beginner-friendly project for the perfect spring sweater!
This Kids Hooded Poncho Knitting Pattern is knit in Stockinette Stitch with a Garter Stitch trim. It requires minimal shaping and the relaxed fit can accommodate a variety of sizes. You can adjust the pattern for older children by adding to the length. The front and back are knit separately using an identical pattern. Then the stitches are picked up and knit around the collar to create the hood.
Knitting sweaters is usually a complicated and time consuming process. Not this one! This loose fitting sweater consists of a basic Stockinette Stitch. There’s no armhole shaping or adding sleeves. The entire sweater is knit on single point needles, so it’s beginner-friendly.
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