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21 Knit Sweater Patterns for Fall

These 21 knitting patterns for sweaters will keep you toasty warm during the autumn months.

By: Rachel Pomeroy, Editor,
21 Knit Sweater Patterns for Fall

There’s nothing cozier than cuddling up in a brand new knitted sweater when the weather gets cold. Relaxing on the couch with a new sweater knitting pattern when it gets blustery outside is pretty great too. Since sweaters are so perfect for cooler weather, take your time browsing this collection of 21 Knit Sweater Patterns for Fall and find your new fall knitting project.

While sweaters are awesome, they can be intimidating. But, you can peruse this collection of free knitting patterns with confidence because the sweater knitting patterns included here are sorted by difficulty. If you’re just learning how to knit a sweater, there are several easy knitting patterns that will suit your skills just fine. If you’re an intermediate or advanced knitter, there are knit sweater patterns here for you to love as well. So what are you waiting for? Whether you're a beginner or advanced knitter, you'll find something in this list that you'll want to start knitting right away. 

Easy Knit Sweater Patterns

These easy knitting patterns are ideal for beginners or those with basic knitting experience because they use simple stitches and techniques. These easy sweater knitting patterns are designed to be quick and simple so that you can enjoy the results of your work ASAP. These free knitting patterns are also perfect for fall because they marry vibrant colors with not-too-bulky design, like the Painted Glass Knitted Sweater Pattern (pictured). If you adore cozy fall sweaters, you'll simply love these patterns. Pair any of these sweaters with jeans for a simple, dressed-down look, or dress them up with slacks and jewelry of your choice. You'll love your cozy, stylish new wardrobe staples. You'll also love how accomplished you feel after finishing one of these easy knitted sweater patterns. 

Intermediate Sweater Knitting Patterns

These knit sweater patterns are slightly more complex, making use of intermediate techniques to achieve gorgeous texture, color, and comfort. If you're an intermediate knitter, there's sure to be something here you'll want to knit immediately, like the Walking Bird Knit Sweater Pattern (pictured) with its stunning combo of fall colors and drapey design. From bright colors to simple, classic design, there are sweater knitting patterns here to please every personality. With a little time, you'll have a brand new sweater (or two, or three) to keep you cozy this fall. You'll want to wear your new knit sweater again and again and maybe even make one in every color. 

Advanced Knitting Patterns for Sweaters

These knit sweater patterns are for the experienced knitters out there. If you've mastered colorwork, can work up brioche knitting in your sleep, and find cabling a breeze, these are the sweater knitting patterns for you. These free knitting patterns combine advanced knitting techniques with gorgeous design to produce these beautiful sweaters you'll want to wear time and time again. With just enough bulk to keep you warm in the autumn and enough flair to keep you stylish, these knitted sweaters, like the Rosie the Riveter Knit Cardigan (pictured), will be staples in your autumn wardrobe in no time. You'll love these knit sweater patterns so much that you may want to make more than one for your closet, or make a second one as a gift for a friend. They're just that good. 

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all these patterns in one place - an embarrassment of riches! After an intense session of work knitting is such an escape and some of these sweaters will play right into my plans. Thanks.


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