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9 Easy-to-Wear Pullover Sweater Knitting Patterns

Pullover sweaters are my favorite to stitch — and to wear. I love the variety of construction options that pullover sweater knitting patterns offer, from top-down to bottom-up and even some seamless knits.

Plus, patterns for pullovers create a garment that’s perfect for days when you’re in a hurry to get out the door. Just slip it on with a skirt or pants and you’re ready to battle the cold.

You’ll find plenty of different construction options and fun textures in this collection of pullover sweater knitting patterns.


River Braid Sweater Knitting Pattern

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1. River Braid Sweater

It’s tough to pull off a comfortable yet fashionable sweater, but the cable wrapping around the neck and down the sleeves of this loose-fit sweater is a win-win situation. It’s knit from cuff to cuff, a construction that’s a little more unique than the usual bottom-up or top-down styles.

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Rainbow Trail Sweater Knitting Pattern

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2. Rainbow Trail

This sweater is all about color. If you’re substituting yarn, choose a variegated yarn that has long color repeats so you can really see that gradient color in the stripes. The sweater is seamless, so it’s great for knitters who detest seaming.

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FREE Springtime Tunic Knitting Pattern

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3. Springtime Tunic

This tunic is knit in cotton for spring weather, but you could also knit it up in a cozier wool for winter. You’ll need cable needles for that pretty border, and there’s a chart to help make the border easier. 

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Man's Large Aran Sweater Knitting Pattern

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4. Men’s Large Aran Sweater

Knitting a pullover for a dude? This beautiful classic sweater was designed with positive ease for something that’s stylish and comfortable. If you already completed your first cable project and are itching for more, this would be an ideal follow up!

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Lodgepole Pullover Sweater Knitting Pattern

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5. Lodgepole Pullover

The sweater you knit for a kid will be worked up in no time compared to adult-sized patterns! This sweater was designed for either boys or girls and features simple charted colorwork for the border. Let kids in on the creative process by asking them to choose their sweater colors.

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Karida's Neighborhood Sweater Knitting Pattern

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6. Karida’s Neighborhood

This sweater features the logo of Baltimore’s Neighborhood Fiber Company, but you don’t have to be familiar with the shop to appreciate the awesome design. The sweater is worked from the bottom up with very little finishing, so when you finish the only thing you’ll need to do is sew the underarm stitches and weave in the loose ends.

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Grainline Sweater Knitting Pattern

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7. Grainline

I love it when pullovers add just the right amount of texture so that the sweater is simple to knit but still interesting. This is one of those sweaters! The kimono-inspired sleeves, boatneck and textured hems make this sweater more than just your usual stockinette-stitch raglan.

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Caora Sweater FREE Knitting Pattern

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8. Caora Sweater

Whether you’re knitting your very first sweater or just looking for a simple sweater knit, this knit-and-purl stitch sweater is a solid choice. The sweater was designed to show off beautiful handspun yarn, but I could see this sweater working with any lofty yarn like a wool-mohair blend or maybe even some soft alpaca.

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Bosco Sweater Knitting Pattern

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9. Bosco

Talk about a comfy knit. This pullover is oversized and knit with cozy, chunky yarn. Thanks to the loose boxy silhouette, you don’t have to worry too much about fit. Top off the coziness with a loose cowl that keeps your neck cozy but not uncomfortable.

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One Comment

Patricia Wiebe

Do you have trendy knitted patterns for pullover sweaters to fit a small 13 yr old who thinks more like a 16 or 17 year old. She saw an oversized pullover done in a Fishermen’s Rib knit , sloped shoulders, long sleeves you could roll up into a large cuff, boat neck that she would like me to knit for her, but I cannot find patterns in her size, she wears a girl’s size 12 or 14 in clothes, she is quite petite.

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