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Short-Sleeved Sweater Knitting Patterns

When you want the perfectly light sweater for spring, you'll want to explore our free short-sleeved sweater knit patterns. You'll find tunics, cardigans, and simple short-sleeved tops that will surely add just the right amount of style and warmth for spring. You'll be able to show off your style and your knitting skills at the same time.

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Drop Stitch Dazzle
A subtle metallic sheen adds just the right amount of glimmer to this gently flared tunic dress. This e-pattern was originally published in the March 2012 issue of Creative Knitting magazine.

Size: Includes women's small through 2X-large. Made with medium (worsted) weight yarn, size 5 (3.75mm) 16" and 24" circular needles, and size 7 (4.5mm) 32" circular needle.

Skill Level: Intermediate
Designed by
Brooke Nico
Easy Tank Top
Easy to knit sleeveless, square-neck tank top. Make it for yourself or as a gift. Sizes extra-small (small, medium, large). Woman's extra-small (small, medium, large).

Skill Level: Easy
Designed by
Lorna Miser
Fashion Forward Pullover
This fitted, cropped top worked in color blocks is right in style for your teenager. Woman's Size: extra-small(small)(medium)(large).

Skill Level: Intermediate
Designed by
Jean Schafer-Albers
I-Cord T-Shirt
Get ready for warmer weather with a top that's anything but ordinary. Fits Woman's size small through 3X-large.

Skill Level: Easy
Designed by
Kathy Perry
Lace Stripe Top
Narrow stripes of color set off a variety of lace designs in this cool summer top. Fits ladies' size: small(medium)(large).

Skill Level: Intermediate
Designed by
Diane Zangl
Nautical Sailor Top
Slip stitch is a wonderful way to add color to a project without the worry of carrying two colors of yarn. Fits woman's size: extra-small(small)(medium)(large).

Skill Level: Intermediate
Designed by
Ann E. Smith
Pretty Bows Top
Dainty bows knit into the design and a unique back neckline are the focal points of this elegant, feminine top. Woman's Size: small(medium)(large).

Skill Level: Intermediate
Designed by
Diane Zangl
Rich Fronds Top
Pair this lacy sweater with a tank top for stylish, warm-weather fashion. This cap sleeve top is sure to be a summer favorite. Stitch this free knit pattern using a chart and worsted weight yarn. Size: Includes Woman's S through XL..

Skill Level: Intermediate
Designed by
Diane Zangl
Ripple Effect
This atypical tee is a must for the warm-weather months. The flattering vertical stripes are formed by working the yoke in an unexpected side-to-side construction. This e-pattern was originally published in the Spring 2014 issue of Creative Knitting magazine.

Size: Includes Woman's S through 3XL. Made with fine (sport) weight yarn and size 4/3.5mm 16" and 24" circular needles.

Skill Level: Intermediate
Designed by
Kim Haesemeyer
Slip-Stitch Style Dog Sweater
Doggie will love to step out in style with this dapper sweater. Fits dog sizes: small(medium, large, extra-large)

Skill level: Intermediate
Designed by
Laura Polley
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Short-Sleeved Sweaters Show Spring Style

With a variety of stylish short-sleeved sweater knit patterns to choose from, you'll surely be able to completely refresh your wardrobe for spring and summer. Make the Take It Easy Tunic to wear over a long-sleeved shirt on cool days or over a solid-colored tank top on warm summer days. For a great floral touch, try the Daisy Pullover. Or, for a fun and glitzy date night, consider Drop Stitch Dazzle. Find your favorite patterns by signing up for a free account today at free-knitpatterns.com.

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