What is the best site for free knitting patterns?
Lots of websites and yarn companies offer patterns for free. Here are five to get you started.
The patterns are made with their yarn in mind, but that doesn't mean you can’t chop and change yarns. Make sure you make a gauge swatch using the new yarn to match the pattern's requirements. Adjust your needle size if necessary to achieve the correct gauge.
Additionally, if you are going to swap yarn or can’t find the yarn mentioned in the pattern, consider the fibre content of the original yarn and the substitution yarn, as well as the yardage and yarn weight.
But first, here are our top picks for free knitting pattern sweaters available online.
7 free knitting patterns for sweaters
This sweater pattern is a must-have inspired by the Harry Styles cardigan by designer Wes Anderson. This limited edition design is easier to knit than it looks and is perfect for beginners. (If it’s the original Wes Anderson pattern you’re after, you can find that here.)
They also have it in a cardigan pattern too.
This intermediate-level pattern is available as a free downloadable PDF by Phildar. There are instructions to knit this sweater in a range of sizes from 34 to 52. So what are you waiting for?
This free jumper knitting pattern is for intermediate knitters and is made using Paintbox Yarns Wool Blend Worsted. Whether you prefer a cropped or longer-line design, the pattern caters for both preferences.
This simple and oversized jumper is designed to be beginner-friendly, allowing you to easily knit your first sweater.
This pattern is designed using Lana Grossa Ecopuno yarn. With its detailed instructions spanning over three pages, you'll have all the guidance you need to create this stylish sweater.
If you’re looking for a simple raglan-style sweater to knit, this is for you.
This raglan-style sweater is worked in the round from the top down, featuring an expanding rib neckline, simple rib hem, and long, dramatic sleeve cuffs. The wide circular neckline and a modern boxy silhouette give this sweater a vintage yet contemporary feel, making it a versatile addition to any wardrobe.
This Meryl Stripe Sweater pattern is a free advanced knitting pattern that will satisfy experienced stitchers. This super soft and stripey roll neck sweater is made with Wool and the Gang’s Sugar Baby Alpaca yarn, and is perfect for your next knitting project.