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Knit a Sweater Cardigan Style: 11 Easy Knitting Patterns

Evening Allure SweaterWe all remember what it's like to be a beginner. We've learned this amazing new skill and hobby, and just want to knit everything under the sun, but even after hours of practice on scarves, afghans, and even hats, the simplest of sweaters seem like too much to tackle. Even you newer knitters can knit a sweater. We've gathered some easy knitting patterns for cardigans for you to try as your first big project. There's no reason to confine yourself to small, straightforward projects when there are easy knitting patterns like these out there.


It's important to remember that knit cardigans take a lot of time and dedication, and it's easy to get lost and confused among the mess of instructions. To knit a sweater is a big commitment, especially when it's your first one. Therefore, we've chosen these knit cardigans based on the skills necessary to complete them. If you don't forget to take things slow and read the instructions carefully, then these easy knitting patterns will be a breeze for you. If you rush through expecting them to be as mindless as your average scarf or shawl pattern, you'll be ripping out stitches left and right.


Knit a Sweater Cardigan Style: 11 Easy Knitting Patterns

Knit a Sweater Cardigan Style: 11 Easy Knitting Patterns

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Multicolor Cardigans

Solid Color Cardigans


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Multicolor Cardigans

Walk in the Park CardiWe picked out these easy knitting patterns for those of you who love color. Luckily, many of the yarns used in these patterns are variegated, so you won't have to switch colors, and others have only a couple of colors you have to worry about. With these patterns, you can knit a sweater that looks like an advanced knitting pattern! Little will everyone know that it's one of the easiest cardigan patterns out there. There's nothing quite like the first sweater you complete, so make it one you'll be proud of!



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Solid Color Cardigans

Coastal Blue CardiganThese single-color easy knitting patterns are better for those who are looking for a quicker project that will be more of a staple in their wardrobe. If you're looking to knit a sweater that's both easy and simple, this is the section for you. Of course, just because these cardigans are one color doesn't mean they're bland or boring! Often times, simpler is better, and your outfit will be more cohesive and easy on the eyes when you leave out the extra colors in your layers. Take a look at some of these easy knitting patterns for simple cardigans and pick whichever one speaks to you.

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As I don't particularly like cardigans, I seldom save patterns for them, then comes the time when a cardigan would be ideal - enter this collection when next I need a cardigan pattern I shall have several interesting ones from which to choose. Thank you.


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