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36 Free Sport Weight Knitting Patterns

These beautiful knitting patterns use weight 2 yarn for optimum beauty AND stitch definition!

Updated August 06, 2019
Free Sport Weight Knitting Patterns

From socks to scarves and sweaters, these patterns are some of the best of the best for sport weight yarn. This versatile yarn weight is one of the more popular ones for a good reason -- it's right in that sweet spot of stitch definition and coziness.

If you're a beginner knitter, sport weight yarn might not seem to be the friendliest of yarns. It's pretty thin and can sometimes be tricky to work with, but there's a pattern in this collection for even the most beginner knitters out there who just want to try to create something pretty.

Try one of these patterns and let us know in the comments how it turned out!

Sport Weight Hat Patterns

Sport weight yarn isn't often used for hats, but if you're looking for a hat that's nice and slouchy for a certain styled look, these patterns are exactly what you're looking for. This lighter weight of yarn makes hats that that are great for early fall and late spring.

Sport Weight Sweater Patterns

Sport weight yarn is perfect for sweaters, especially sweaters that are on the slightly lighter side of the knitwear spectrum. The thinnier weight of this yarn will give you a smaller gauge that has a really nice stitch definition. Because of that, many yoke sweater patterns use sport weight yarn.

Sport Weight Sock Patterns

Second only to sock weight yarn, this is the most common yarn weight for sock patterns. It's thin, which makes it great for those smaller types of garments, but it's slightly thicker than sock weight yarn, so these socks are perfect for chilly winter evenings.

Sport Weight Scarf Patterns

The lovely designers who came up with these scarf patterns had a very good reason for choosing this thinner weight of yarn. Many scarves (especially recently) are designed with big, bulky yarns, but a thinner, sport weight yarn allows for better stitch definition and more intricate patterns without creating a scarf that's chilly or too cumbersome.

Other Sport Weight Knitting Patterns

Got some extra sport weight yarn lying around and need some inspiration for ways to use up that yarn? These patterns are just what you've been waiting for.

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