5 Taylor Swift Cardigan Knitting Patterns


5 Taylor Swift Cardigan Knitting Patterns

Missed the boat on the merch, and looking to find yourself a Folklore Cardigan pattern? These Taylor Swift cardigan dupes are second-best only to the real thing.

Taylor Swift Cardigan Knitting Patterns

As a music enthusiast myself, I always recommend buying merchandise directly from the performer to support your favorite artists. However, sometimes we miss our opportunity or simply can't afford the more luxurious side of musical fandom. In that case, why not make it yourself? If you're a knitter and a Taylor Swift fanatic, look no further. These Taylor Swift cardigan dupes are the closest you'll find to the real thing. Whether you're rocking out to Reputation in your bedroom or managed to snag a highly-sought-after ticket and are heading to a live show, you won't regret knitting any of these patterns.

Do be aware that a lot of these Taylor Swift cardigan knitting patterns will take some improvisation, which may not be a big deal for seasoned knitters, but could prove difficult for newbies. If you're having trouble figuring out how to add a cable here or a black trim there, feel free to join and post in our AllFreeKnitting community. Our readers are some of the kindest and most talented out there and will no doubt be happy to help you figure out how to make your Taylor Swift cardigan DIY really shine.

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Without further ado, check out our top 5 Taylor Swift cardigan knitting patterns below:

1. Folklore Cardigan Pattern

If you've got the knitting chops to breeze through cables and color changes, why not knit the folklore cardigan pattern itself? This incredible dupe from Lion Brand is the closest you'll get to the real thing. If you purchase yourself some gray button patches (or embroider them yourself), you'll literally never be able to tell the difference.

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Folklore Cardigan Pattern

2. Classic Stripe Blanket Sweater

Maybe your knitting skills haven't reached the level necessary for a fully cabled-out cardigan, but you love the sleek, minimalist design of the black-on-cream. If this sounds like you, the Classic Stripe Blanket Sweater is your perfect fit for a Taylor Swift cardigan DIY. Swifties who are a little more experienced with knitting but are looking for something more loosely-inspired by the cardigan rather than a full-on Taylor Swift cardigan dupe will be happy with this iteration.

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Classic Stripe Blanket Sweater

3. Eleni Cozy Cardigan

If you knit this cardigan in cream and use black buttons, can you really tell the difference? This pattern sports the same deep-V as the Taylor Swift cardigan sweater, and the rows of texture give it the same cozy feel without sacrificing your sanity. Plus, did I mention it has pockets? Need I say more?

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Eleni Cozy Cardigan

4. Aidez Fitted Cardigan

Cabled? Check. Cream? Check. Cute as heck? Check. Just throw in some black trimming and embroidered stars, and you've saved yourself a crapton of money while still showcasing your love for T-Swift herself. This Taylor Swift cardigan dupe is a little more on the fitted side, so I'd recommend sizing up if you want the slouchy look. Don't forget to throw in three buttonholes spaced evenly down the front opening so you can attach buttons later.

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Aidez Fitted Cardigan

5. Cozy Cabled Sweater

Much in the same way as the Aidez Fitted Cardigan above, this pattern only needs a few small embellishes to be nearly indistinguishable from the Taylor Swift knit sweater. However, this pattern is better for those who are a little less comfortable altering a pattern, as it already includes buttons and buttonholes. Even if you decide to not use this pattern to dupe your girl's cardigan, you should knit this, anyway. It's just too stunning to pass up.

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Cozy Cabled Sweater

BONUS! All Too Well Scarf Pattern

If you're looking for the Folklore cardigan pattern, you probably also know that Taylor Swift has a gorgeous red scarf for sale called the All Too Well scarf. Guess what? You can knit that, too! Check out the free video pattern for this super-simple red seed stitch scarf with tassels that'll make you wonder why you didn't knit it sooner.

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All Too Well Scarf Pattern

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