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How to Knit a Sweater or Top for Any Season: 305 Free Knitting Patterns

Browse this collection of free knit sweater patterns to find your next favorite top for any season.

By: Kristina Kittelson, Editor,
Updated January 30, 2018
How to Knit a Sweater or Top for Any Season 305 Free Knitting Patterns

Knitters, get ready for the be-all end-all of knit tops list. We've collected here for you 305 knitted sweaters and tops to keep you busy for ages. Choose your favorite of all of these patterns to learn how to knit a sweater and get a really adorable top out of the deal.

Sweaters are often the intermediate knitter's first big project, and for many, a rite of passage. It's only natural that you would want a selection to choose from to learn how to knit a sweater or top for the first time.

Even for seasoned knitters, this choice is a big one. After all, you're investing a lot of time (and at least a little money) into this project, so you want to choose just the perfect one. Luckily, we've made a ton of collection pages on how to knit a sweater or top, from ones that encompass every season to season-specific collection.

You can learn how to knit a sweater cardigan-style with any of our cardi-focused collections, or teach yourself how to knit a tank top if you're looking for warm-weather knits.

Sweaters and Tops for Any Season

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These collection pages will teach you how to knit a sweater, cardigan, shrug, or top for any occasion. They have, combined within them, patterns for warm, cold, and transitional weather, along with plenty that can be worn in any season.

This section is the one you want to look at if you're looking to learn how to knit a sweater with real versatility. We even have some top-down knit sweaters and vintage patterns, so you won't be at a loss for variety. For those of you with little patience, we also have some quick-knit sweaters and shrugs.

Sweaters and Tops for Spring and Summer

10 Lightweight Knit Sweater Patterns

Many knitters cite spring and summer as the hardest season to knit for, and we understand. Yarn is known most commonly for being warm and cozy, and that's the last thing you're thinking about when the sun is beating down on you! It may come as a surprise, but you can actually learn how to knit a sweater for the warmer seasons.

The key is finding a lighter weight yarn and shorter sleeves. You'll be thanking us for these patterns when you step inside and the air conditioner is blasting! Learn how to knit a sweater or top to combat the tricky warmer weather with these knit top collection pages.

Sweaters and Tops for Autumn and Winter

22 Super Cozy Knit Sweater Patterns

When the clouds cover the sun and snow drifts down to the earth, it's time to learn how to knit a sweater that will keep you warm no matter how low the temperature drops. These collection pages are made up of just the warmest pullovers for men and women to shield you from the frigid winter air and chilling autumn breezes.

If you want to teach yourself how to knit a sweater before the cold weather sets in, these pages are the ones to look through. Once you get a hang of it, you'll have sweater patterns to last you through a hibernation!

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Such a great selection - my dream now is for a month-long vacation in a quiet place with all the yarn and needles I need for the four hundred or so patterns I have selected so I could get them done -- if I were to knit 20 hours a day -- oh, yeah, throw a cook into that dream


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