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Knit from the Top Down: 9 Sweater Knitting Patterns


Free Sweater Knitting PatternsDon't you hate it when you finish a sweater only to find that it doesn't quite fit your body?  Let me introduce you to a type of knitting pattern that will change your life: top down patterns.  Just as it sounds, these types of projects are made from the top down, meaning you'll be able to try it on as you're making it.  Along with the ability to try it on as you go, comes the chance to make the necessary, last-minute alterations to the pattern once you find it doesn't fit.  This means if you stick to knitting top down patterns, you're sweater knitting patterns will always fit and flatter your body in the best away possible.  Sounds like a good deal, doesn't it?

On AllFreeKnitting, we have a variety of top down patterns, especially sweaters.  In this special selection of knits, I've compiled a few reader favorites for you to enjoy.  From casual short-sleeved sweaters to cozy, long-sleeved sweaters, you'll find a new pattern that's just right for you.




Knit from the Top Down: 9 Sweater Knitting Patterns

Shorter Sleeved Sweater Knitting Patterns
Easy Knitting Patterns for Cozy Sweaters



Shorter Sleeved Sweater Knitting Patterns

Whether or not you're in need for a pattern to don on a cool, breezy day, you'll love this group of short-sleeved designs.  My personal favorite is the Paris Market Raglan Sweater.  It's such a versatile pattern, that I can see it worn anywhere from the grocery store to an afternoon out with family and friends.

Top Down Spring Sweater
















Top Down Spring Sweater

Paris Market Raglan Sweater

Simple Top Down Baby Cardi

Cherry Bomb Jacket

Easy Knitting Patterns for Cozy Sweaters

Keep warm in style with these classic patterns that are meant to fit effortlessly into your current wardrobe.  Don't miss the Mad Men Joanie Sweater below.  A natural color palette, bold cables and a buttoned collar—what more could you want in a knit sweater pattern?

Nutmeg Raglan Sweater














Nutmeg Raglan Sweater

Falling Stars Sweater

Mad Men Joanie Sweater

Rhapsody in Blue Sweater

Top Down Cardi


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