Best Knit Sweater Patterns

Discover the best sweater knitting patterns! These knit patterns were our most popular long sleeve pullovers, cozy jumpers, cardigans, short sleeve sweaters, and tees. A wonderful mix of old favorites and new handknit garment designs featuring everything from bulky yarns to fingering weight yarns – we guarantee you’ll find your next knitting project here!


by Ksenia Naidyon, knit in Wool of the Andes Tweed
We’re stretching our sweater definition here, because this poncho knitting pattern was the most popular garment! The inspiration for this piece was drawn from the ancient Celtic Dara knot. Meant to represent the root system of a sacred oak tree (“doire”), it is a symbol of wisdom and inner strength. Aran cables on the poncho intertwine, embellishing it with its very own Dara knots.

Professor Meow

by Claire Slade, knit in Wonderfluff
This short sleeve sweater pattern was made with cat lovers in mind! Professor Meow is a leading authority on the study of the adorable, with a specialty in the correlation between softness and cuteness. Professor Meow is happy to help you with all your cozy queries and infurmational needs.

Cascades Tee

by Emily Kintigh, knit in CotLin DK
This gorgeous tee features a lovely lace pattern that resembles mountains, starting at the neckline and continuing over the shoulders and along the top of the back. It has simple eyelet borders at the bottom hems and around the sleeves. This beautiful and versatile tee can easily be worn with skirts or jeans.

Spring Garden Cardigan

by Mari Tobita, knit in Comfy Fingering
It is always exciting to greet the spring with a new handknit! After a long winter, spring comes, and the sprouts grow upwards from the ground, creating new energy with the sun. This cool and comfy open-front cardigan will add a bit a warmth when you need it on spring days!

Autumn Lines Pullover

by Marina Storm, knit in Gloss DK
This long sleeve pullover sweater is a tribute to autumn! Autumn Lines is worked top-down with a comfortable positive ease; a lacy stitch pattern is on the yoke and the ends of the loose long sleeves, and a short sleeve option is included as well, for warmer autumn climates. The design is simple enough for an adventurous beginner, yet still interesting for advanced knitters.

Eldfell Pullover

by Bridget Pupillo, knit in Wonderfluff
The simple beauty and harmonious color gradations of a traditional Icelandic circular yoke sweater get an update with a chic palette and sleek contemporary silhouette. Combined with the soft and airy Wonderfluff, this unisex sweater pattern will be a surprisingly light and warm addition to any wardrobe.

The Frost Pullover

by The Velvet Acorn Designs by HeidiMay, knit in Aloft and Swish Worsted
The Frost Pullover is a raglan style sweater knit on circular needles from the top down. The sleeves are picked up and completed after the body of the sweater is finished. The workhorse yarn Wool of the Andes is held together with the luxurious Aloft Mohair lace yarn for a sturdy and soft garment. Pattern is written in 15 sizes from child to plus size so everyone will be able to have a new, cozy pullover!

Susurrus Cardi

by Kelly Powers, knit in Wonderfluff and Wonderfluff Ombre

The Susurrus Cardi (named after the sound of rustling leaves), is a sweater coat knitting pattern inspired by cooling weather and practicality. Knit in the suggested alpaca and wool blend blown-spun yarn, it’s warm but lightweight, perfect for an autumn walk, running errands, or chilling at home with a cup of tea.

Lavender & Thyme

by Brooklyn Downer, knit in Swish Worsted
A basic raglan knitting pattern in sizes for the whole Family! Surprisingly, the hardest thing for many knitters to find is a simple pullover sweater pattern for men, women, and children of all ages – a wardrobe staple. Lavender & Thyme offers two construction options and is designed with 1-4″ of positive ease. Infant and youth sizes (0-3 mos to 16) are designed with approximately 4″ of ease to allow room for growth.


by Megan Gonzalez, knit in Twill
The Campfire pullover is the perfect fast and fun knit. This bottom-up sweater flies off the needles with its front panel of seed stitch and back panel and set-in sleeves in stockinette. Indulge in a few quick short rows and a luxurious shawl collar for the ultimate style and warmth. It can be worn with positive or negative ease based on your style preference. And though it was designed with adult men in mind, Campfire is a unisex pullover to be enjoyed with the whole family with Campfire Mini.


by Mollie Conrad, knit it in Swish Bulky
The bulky sweater coat knitting pattern is so cozy that you’ll feel like you’re secretly wearing your favorite blanket. Knit with two strands of bulky wool yarn held together to create a super bulky knitting gauge, Wicker is the squishiest handknit cardigan around!

Cinna Top

by Ksenia Naidyon, knit in Lindy Chain
Beautiful fields of cinna grass colored golden by the sun during long summer days were the inspiration for this linen knit tee pattern. Playful vertical stripes, boat neck, simple straight silhouette make Cinna top a nice addition to any summer wardrobe.


  1. Judie / December 27, 2022

    I made the Dara poncho for a local kitty rescue to put in a silent auction. I love beautiful patterns to use for this purpose!

  2. Ann Barker / December 27, 2022

    Love these designs! How can I get the instructions for the poncho?

    • Andi Satterlund - Marketing Manager / December 28, 2022

      Hi! If you click the pattern name in the post, it will take you to the page where you can read more about the pattern and purchase it.

  3. Anne / December 27, 2022

    I have made three of the Dara poncho and I just love it.

  4. Carola / December 26, 2022

    I made the Cascade Tee for my daughter and it turned out lovely. What a great pattern!

  5. Betty Clarkson / December 26, 2022

    Fabulous patterns Must for knitting this winter