Cardigan & Jacket Knitting Patterns

Knit cardigans and jackets are not only a stylish addition to any wardrobe, but are also wonderfully practical for the chilly days of early spring. Short-sleeved, long-sleeved, button-up, or wrap style, browse our selection to find the perfect free cardigan knit pattern for anyone in your life.

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Hyacinth Leaf Cardigan Knitting Pattern
Looking for a challenge? This cardigan knitting pattern will stretch your lace knitting skills. It's perfect to wear for chilly spring days and cool summer nights. Woman's size: small(medium, large).

Skill Level: Advanced
Designed by
Lois S. Young
Lacy Cropped Jacket Knitting Pattern
Create a cute, cropped jacket with this knitting pattern. Make one for yourself or to give to a loved one. Ladies' size: small, medium, large and extra large.

Skill Level: Intermediate
Designed by
Ann Emery Smith
Rainbow Lace Jacket Knitting Pattern
This free jacket knitting project is knit from cuff to cuff. With its round neckline and spacious sleeves, this is one very comfortable knitted jacket. Woman's size: small(medium, large).

Skill level: Intermediate
Designed by
Nazanin S. Fard
Sizzles Cardi Knitting Pattern
Knit an easy, one-button cardigan with this free knitting pattern. This cardigan knitting pattern uses DK weight cotton yarn for most of the design and novelty yarns for the trim. Woman's size: small to 2X-large.

Skill Level: Easy
Designed by
Kennita Tully
Think Spring Cardigan Knitting Pattern
This cheery, cardigan knitting pattern is sure to lift your spirits on a rainy, spring day. Woman's size: small through extra-large.

Skill level: Easy
Designed by
Ann E. Smith
Almost Aran Jacket Knitting Pattern
Create a bold, rustic sweater with this free jacket knitting pattern. This jacket pattern is quick-to-knit and includes Woman's size: small through large. It's made using bulky and worsted weight yarns, size 10.5 and 11 needles, circular and double-pointed needles.

Skill Level: Advanced
Designed by
Dawn Brocco
Arbutus Swing Jacket
Strategic color play and texture make this hooded jacket a joy to stitch and flattering to wear. This e-pattern was originally published in the November 2011 issue of Creative Knitting magazine.

Size: Includes Woman's S through 3XL. Made with medium (worsted) weight yarn and size 7 (4.5mm) straight and 24" or 32" circular needles.

Skill Level: Intermediate
Designed by
Megan Goodacre
Autumn Elegance Sweater Knitting Pattern
Knit this beautiful cardigan with lacy edgings and an antique look. Woman's Size: small through extra-large.

Skill Level: Intermediate
Designed by
Melissa Leapman
Autumn Glow Cardigan Knitting Pattern
Download this free cardigan knitting pattern to make a warm, hooded jacket featuring a classy, cabled design. Fits Adult size small through extra-large.

Skill Level: Intermediate
Designed by
Ann E. Smith
Autumn Rust Cardigan
This simply eloquent sweater is a snap to make with color and texture. This e-pattern was originally published in Creative Knitting September 2009.

Size: Includes Woman's S through 2XL. Made with bulky weight yarn and sizes 9 (5.5mm), 10 (6mm) and 10 1/2 (6.5mm) needles.

Skill Level: Easy
Designed by
Cecily Glowik MacDonald
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