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Cardigan & Jacket Knitting Patterns

As the weather turns cooler, prepare to bundle up using these free cardigan knitting patterns and free jacket knitting patterns. Light layers are prefect for unpredictable fall weather and cardigans such as the Arbutus Swing Jacket help you achieve a chic layered look.

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Patches & Pockets
Patches, pockets, fun stripes and bright colors make up this adorable cardigan, topped off with a zipper. Any child will love it! This e-pattern was originally published in the September 2012 issue of Creative Knitting magazine.

Size: Includes Child's 2 through 12. Made with medium (worsted) weight yarn and size 7 (4.5mm) straight and double-pointed needles.

Skill Level: Intermediate
Designed by
Lorna Miser
Pistachio Ripple Cardigan Knitting Pattern
This easy cardigan knitting pattern uses bulky weight yarn and large needles. Choose a yarn with a cotton/nylon blend. Instructions include Woman's size: medium and large with size 10 & 11 needles.

Skill Level: Easy
Designed by
Melissa Leapman
Red & Ready Toddler Cardigan Knitting Pattern
This vibrant toddler cardigan pattern is knit from the nec down and features raglan sleeves. Fits toddler sizes 1-3.

Skill Level: Advanced
Designed by
Diane Zangl
Retro Flower Cardi
Garnish a classy cardigan with lavish knitted blossoms. Turned-back cuffs accentuate fashionably wide ribbing on sleeves, shoulders and bottom edge. This e-pattern was originally published in the March 2011 issue of Creative Knitting, magazine.

Size: Includes Woman's S through 2XL. Made with medium (worsted) weight yarn and sizes 8 (5mm) and 9 (5.5mm) needles.

Skill Level: Intermediate
Designed by
Mihaela Manitu
Savoir-Faire
Elegant lines and a dramatic sweep to the neckline create intrigue in this becoming piece. This e-pattern was originally published in Perfectly Plus.

Size: Includes women's X-large through 5X-large. Made with medium (worsted) weight yarn and sizes 8 (5mm), 9 (5.5mm) and 10 (6mm) 24" circular needles.

Skill Level: Intermediate
Designed by
Kristin Hansen and Sharon Wittenberg
Sideways Knit Striped Cardigan Pattern
Stash-buster cardigan! Dig into your yarn stash to find yarns with similar weight and eye-catching color combinations for this garter-stitch cardigan. You'll change yarn color every row. By weaving in your ends as you go, you'll have very little finishing in the end! Woman's Size: small (medium, large).

Skill Level: Intermediate
Designed by
Kennita Tully
Slip-Stitch Sampler Jacket Knitting Pattern
Featuring a lovely, shawl collar, this jacket knitting pattern is sure delight. Woman's Size: extra-small(medium, large, extra-large).

Skill Level: Easy
Designed by
Ann E. Smith
Smart Cotton Lace Cardigan Knitting Pattern
This summer cardigan looks much more difficult than it actually is with a deceptively simple lace pattern. This free cardigan knitting pattern uses worsted weight cotton yarn, size 6 & 7 knitting needles and a size G crochet hook. Fits Woman's size: extra-small through extra-large.

Skill Level: Intermediate
Designed by
Kathleen Power Johnson
Spring Fling
Contrast bands define the gentle curves of this knit jacket.

Size: Includes women's small to 2X-large. Made with medium (worsted) weight yarn and size 7 (4.5mm) straight and 24" circular needles.

Skill Level: Intermediate
Designed by
Ann E. Smith
Sublime Lines
You can knit this stunning jacket with its asymmetrical shaping and wide textured collar in no time. This e-pattern was originally published in the January 2012 issue of Creative Knitting magazine.

Size: Includes Woman's S through 2XL. Made with bulky (chunky) weight yarn and size 10 1/2 (6.5mm) 24" circular and double-pointed needles.

Skill Level: Intermediate
Designed by
Jae Koscierzynski
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Free Cardigan & Jacket Knitting Patterns

Browse dozens of free knitted cardigan and jacket designs at Free-KnitPatterns.com. We have free knitting patterns to make cardigans and jackets for all seasons of the year.

For fall fashion, knit the Autumn Rust Cardigan, which looks beautiful in earth tones or jewel tones and features elegant embellishments at the cuffs. The Sublime Lines Jacket is a wonderful sweater jacket for wearing on walks to enjoy the colors of the leafs. We also have free cardigan knitting patterns for kids sweaters, men's sweaters and more women's fashions. You can create trendy or classic cardigans personalized for each member of your family when you choose the yarn and pattern that best reflects their tastes. Check out our Free Vest Knitting Patterns for more ways you can knit layers of clothing this autumn.

For the warm-weather months, you can stitch the Smart Cotton Lace Cardigan, Trellis Lace Cardigan or Lacy Cropped Jacket. If you would like to make one of these free knit projects, all you have to do is sign up for a membership to Free-KnitPatterns.com, download the patterns you like, gather your supplies and get started!

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