14 Cardigan Knitting Patterns for Ladies

A cardigan is a type of sweater. However, not all sweaters are cardigans. Cardigans have an opening in the front that makes them easy to get on. Some cardigan knitting patterns for ladies are designed with buttons or zippers. While other patterns are meant to hang open.

Do you consider yourself a fancy, stylish girl? Do you get this strong urge to look stylish even when you are stepping out for something as mundane as grocery shopping?

Well, you’ll be delighted at how good these cardigan knitting patterns for ladies looks. They are guaranteed to turn heads and spark conversations everywhere you go.

14 Knitted Cardigan Patterns

Below are 15 beautiful cardigan knitting patterns for ladies. They are perfect for keeping warm while staying stylish.

1. Chunky Easy Long Cardigan Knitting Pattern by DaisyAndPeace

This beautiful cardigan knitting patterns for ladies is the perfect balance of comfort and elegance. The stitches used add texture and form straight lines. 

This downloadable pattern includes detailed instructions with illustrated images.  The pattern is easy and can be completed by a beginner. There are instructions for sizes x-small, small. Medium, large, x-large and xx-large.

Chunky Easy Long Cardigan Knitting Pattern by DaisyAndPeace

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2. Ribbed Cardigan Knitting Pattern by MamaInAStitch

The oversized fit and cosy ribbing make for an amazing fall cardigan. Rib stitching is used in this easy long cardigan knitting pattern. It would look super cute with jeans and your favourite t-shirt.

This easy knitted cardigan pattern has minimal shaping and works up quickly. The author of this pattern uses basic explanations and pictures instead of knitting terms. This may make it easier for beginners to follow.

Ribbed Cardigan Knitting Pattern by MamaInAStitch

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3. Autumn Afternoons Cardigan Knitting Patterns for ladies from Lion Brand

This long cardigan knitting pattern is free from Lion Brand. The sweater has a classic design and universal appeal. It will go with almost any outfit.

The finished sweater will fit bust size 127 cm/50 in. to 157 cm/62 in. It uses super bulky yarn and 13 mm knitting needles.

Find the Pattern from Lion Brand HERE

4. Oversized Cardigan Knitting Pattern by DaisyAndPeace

Here is a girly cardigan that looks good with a pair of jeans or a skirt. It is the perfect accessory for those cool autumn days.

This beginner-friendly pattern includes sizes XS, S, M, L, XL, and XXL. It uses 120m/100g bulky

yarn, size 4mm circular knitting needles, size 5 mm circular needles, 4 – 2 ½  cm buttons, scissors, tapestry needle, measuring tape, and 2 knitting markers.

Oversized Cardigan Knitting Pattern by DaisyAndPeace

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5. Bomber Jacket Knitting Pattern for Cardigan by HobiholikFashion

If you are looking for a warm knitted cardigan pattern with a lot of texture, this one is magnificent.

This sweater is knit in the easy top-down raglan style using circular needles. It is worked back and forth for seamless simple construction. The techniques involved include purl stitch, knit stitch, m1r, m1l, increases, k2tog decrease, working in the round and seaming.

Bomber Jacket Knitting Pattern for Cardigan by HobiholikFashion

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6. Scoop Sweater Knitted Cardigan Pattern by Broomefields

Cuddle up with a cup of hot cocoa in the oversized cardigan. It will keep you warm and comfy. 

The written pattern includes twelve sizes. It is a beginner-level pattern that is easy to complete. And to make it even easier, there is a bonus video. To complete this unique cardigan pattern, you need to know the knit flat (Back and Forth), knit and purl stitches, and clean edge techniques.

Scoop Sweater Knitted Cardigan Pattern by Broomefields

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7. Field Day Knitted Cardigan Pattern by Ozetta

If you are looking to make a classic cardigan knitting pattern, this one would be a good choice. It features a V-neck design and oversized buttons.

The Field Day Cardigan is worked from the top down. It is closed in the front with four large buttons. The sleeves are designed to be loose and tapered. It is the perfect cardigan for keeping the chill off in mild months.

Sizes – XS (S) M (L) XL (2XL) 3XL (4XL) 5X

Field Day Knitted Cardigan Pattern by Ozetta

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8. Cliffside Free Knitted Cardigan Pattern from Two of Wands

This free knitted cardigan pattern is perfect for fall. It is super chunky and works up quickly. And, unlike many cardigans, it has pockets!

This long cardigan knitting pattern is free. To complete it, you will need to know cast on, knit, knit 2 together, purl, repeat, right side, slip slip knit, stitches and wrong side.

Cliffside Free Knitted Cardigan Pattern from Two of Wands

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9. Bubble Sleeve Cardigan Knitting Patterns for ladies by Girlthatmakes

Make a statement with this bubble sleeve cardigan. It uses stocking stitch, knit stitch and bubble stitch. The finished pattern creates a beautiful, cropped cardigan with billowy bubble sleeves.

This is an intermediate-level pattern that can be completed by a confident beginner with some patience. It includes women sizes small, medium, large and extra-large.

Bubble Sleeve Cardigan Knitting Patterns for ladies by Girlthatmakes

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10. Knitting Pattern for Cardigan by TheDesignStudioKnits

Here is a beautiful chunky cardigan that screams elegance. It is a very easy knitting pattern that is knitted in one piece and works up quickly. 

The pattern is for one size: 34” –46” chest. chunky Merino yarn, 2 pairs of 8mm (US 11) knitting needles, 1 shawl pin, 1 stitch holder, and 1 tapestry needle. The pattern was designed and written for beginners and for the more experienced knitters who enjoy working on quick projects.

Knitting Pattern for Cardigan by TheDesignStudioKnits

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11. Centaury Cardigan Knitting Pattern by KristenDykeDesign

This classic button-down cardigan is worked seamlessly from the bottom up. The body is worked flat, and the sleeves are worked in the round. It features raglan sleeves and waist shaping.

We would recommend this pattern for an intermediate-level knitter. The downloadable PDF pattern includes 8 pages of written and charted instructions, a schematic with metric and imperial measurements, and colour photography.

Centaury Cardigan Knitting Pattern by KristenDykeDesign

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12. Bubble Stitch Free Knitted Cardigan Pattern by Paintbox Yarns

This fun bubble stitch cardigan pattern is free. The two-tone design and bubbly pattern will make this one of your favourite cardigans to wear. It would also make a great gift.

To make this squishy, super chunky cardigan, you will need intermediate level knitting knowledge. It uses 8 mm (US 11) single point needles and 8 mm (US 11) circular needles.

Bubble Stitch Free Knitted Cardigan Pattern by Paintbox Yarns

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13. Serene Cardigan with English Rib from ESNQknit

You can make this gorgeous chunky cardigan with this beginner level pattern. This sweater will be a head-turner, and everyone will want one.

The front pieces and back piece are made separately. They are knitted back and forth on a straight needle from the bottom up. The sleeves are worked back and forth with a straight needle from the top-down.

Once all pieces are completed, they are sewn together. The pattern includes sizes XS-3XL.

Serene Cardigan with English Rib from ESNQknit

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14. The Memories Sweater Knitting Pattern for Cardigan from  Thevelvetacorn

This particular piece is nothing short of stunning and is a go-to in any weather or season. You can choose from colors such as grey, classic black, and cream. Therefore, really you have the choice to create it in any color you desire.

You may, however, also experiment with a couple of fun accents or even throw in your favorite colors and textures. It is a timeless wardrobe must-have that is designed for comfort and everyday wear.

The pattern is written in concise American English with the written instructions using standard US knitting terms.

Cardigan Knitting Pattern Materials

  • Any brand of super bulky weight yarn preferably Lion Brand Hometown USA Solids and Neons brands.
  • Needle gauge 15(US) which is 10mm, 13(US) which is 9mm.

Sizing For This Cardigan Knitting Pattern

The sizing for this long sleeve cardigan knitting patterns for ladies includes children aged between 1 to 2 years straight through to adult 4X large size.

The finished sweater sizes are designed with a positive allowance of approximately 1 to 4 inches. The sweater circumference is measured when the sweater is placed flat on a table after blocking.

The Memories Sweater Knitting Pattern for Cardigan from Thevelvetacorn

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IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR A SWEATER THAT LOOKS STYLISH AND WILL KEEP YOU WARM, TRY ONE OF THE ABOVE CARDIGAN KNITTING PATTERNS FOR LADIES.

Knitted cardigans are an essential cold weather accessory. They are stylish while being warm and cosy. They are versatile pieces of clothing that can be worn with a dress as well as jeans.

Instead of a knitted cardigan you can also have a knitted shrug for cover up. Also, check out these 29 Knitted Cowl Patterns, 31 Infinity Scarf Knitting Patterns and 25 Knit Mitten Patterns perfect for cold winter days.

If you are new to knitting and are intimidated by cardigans, we have included beginner-friendly knitting patterns for you. These patterns will work up quickly while improving your knitting skills.

We want every knitter to be able to enjoy making a handmade cardigan. So, we have included cardigan knitting patterns for ladies in every skill level.

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