Modern Cardigan Knitting Patterns

If you’re looking for modern cardigan knitting patterns, I have a great collection of trendy patterns to share with you.

These knitted cardigans are perfect for keeping you warm in the fall and winter months. They’re also great for lounging around the house or keeping you warm on a cool summer night.

If you’re new to knitting, make sure you check out the “How To Knit A Cardigan” tutorial by Mama in a Stitch. This cardigan is beginner-friendly and perfect for newbies.

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Vogar Cardigan


This is a free cardigan pattern from Lion Brand. You’ll find the free download link below the “add to cart” button. This is a beginner plus pattern, meaning if you’re new to knitting, you’ll be able to make this cardigan for yourself. Get the pattern for the Vogar Cardigan.

How To Knit A Cardigan

How To Knit A Cardigan

This free knitting pattern from Mama in a Stitch will show you how to make your very own cardigan. This is an easy, beginner’s pattern, that’s great for anyone. Get the tutorial for How to Knit a Cardigan.

Chunky Braid Cardigan


This chunky braid cardigan is so unique and cozy, you’re sure to love this pattern. The skill level for this cardigan is intermediate and the finished product will yield an oversized cardigan. Get the pattern for the Chunky Braid Cardigan.

Maja Cardigan

Maja Cardigan

This Maja sweater is a cropped yoke cardigan with a modern twist. It is designed by Helene Magnusson, an Icelandic designer, and author who runs popular hiking and knitting tours in Iceland. Get the pattern for this Maja Cardigan.

Bubble Sleeve Cardigan


I’m loving this bubble sleeve cardigan. If you’re looking for something unique to wear out, this is the sweater for you. The pattern sizes available are small, medium, large, and extra-large. Get the pattern for the Bubble Sleeve Cardigan.

Freya Cardigan

Freya Cardigan

The Freya Cardigan is knit with medium-weight yarn that has an easy level of difficulty. This cardigan will make the perfect addition to your wardrobe. Get the pattern for the Freya Cardigan.

Let’s Boogie Raglan Cardigan

Let's Boogie Raglan Cardigan

If you’ve ever been intimidated by top-down knitting, you’ll want to make this raglan cardigan. This pattern will walk you through how to make this garment and includes plenty of photos. Get the pattern for the Let’s Boogie Raglan Cardigan.

Bubble Stitch Cardigan

bubble stitch cardigan

If you want to wear something that stands out from the crowd, you’ll love this bubble stitch cardigan. This Bubble Stitch Cardigan is available as a free pattern.

Star Style Cardigan


This Star Style cardigan is totally my style. I love patchwork patterns, and the cardigan is just stunning. It’s a beginner’s pattern, so don’t let the appearance intimidate you. Get the pattern for the Star Style Cardigan.

Harrie Cardigan


The Harrie cardigan is a great beginner knitting pattern. This is a one-size-fits-most pattern, but it can be made larger or smaller with simple adjustments. Get the pattern for the Harrie Cardigan.

Back to Basics Knit Cardigan

Back to Basics Knit Cardigan

I love this back-to-basics knit cardigan. It’s oversized, warm, and super cozy. This sweater is made with super bulky weight yarn and is great for beginners. Get the pattern for the Back to Basics Knit Cardigan.

Truro Cardigan


I absolutely love this Truro cardigan. This oversized cardigan will be your go-to sweater this winter. It’s also perfect for wearing while you’re lounging around the house. Get the pattern for the Truro Cardigan.

Danbury Hooded Sweater Jacket


This hooded sweater jacket is absolutely stunning. This definitely looks like something that you would purchase from a department store. This is a free vintage pattern that I know you’ll love. Get the pattern for the Danbury Hooded Sweater Jacket.

Remington Cardigan

Remington Cardigan

This beautiful sweater is an intermediate pattern. Be sure to keep that in mind if you would like to make this piece. It’s knitted using a gorgeous medium-weight cotton yarn. Get the pattern for the Remington cardigan.

Folklore Cardigan


This Folklore cardigan is so modern and trendy. The skill level is intermediate, so keep that in mind if you want to make this cardigan. Get the pattern for the Folklore Cardigan.

Le Pouf Cardigan

Le Pouf Cardigan

This simple top down stockinette cardigan will allow you to get creative with your yarns. You’re going to love how this cardigan looks once it’s complete. Get the pattern for the Le Pouf Cardigan.

Wild Side Sweater


This Wild Side sweater would look great with different color palettes; however, I’m loving the off-white and camel-colored yarn used here. You can find the free download link below the “add to cart” button. Get the pattern for the Wild Side Sweater.

Openlands Cardigan

Openlands cardigan

You’re going to love making and wearing this openlands shawl collar cardigan. It’s a quicker project and is great for advanced beginner knitters. Get the pattern for the Openlands Cardigan.

Betty Cardigan


Sewrella always comes up with the best knitting and crochet patterns, and this knitted Betty cardigan is no exception. This cardigan is chic, comfortable, and easy to make. Get the pattern for the Betty Cardigan.

Graphite Berry Cardigan


I’m loving this Graphite Berry cardigan. If you’re looking for something unique to wear out, this is the sweater for you. This sweater is so warm and cozy, you won’t want to take it off. Get the pattern for the Graphite Berry Cardigan.

Cosy Rosy Cardigan

cosy rose cardigan

This cozy rosy cardigan is a free pattern that you’re going to love. The piece is worked from the top down, with raglan and ¾-length sleeves. The pattern is available in sizes S-XXXL. Get the pattern for the Cosy Rosy Cardigan.

Strawberry Cardigan

knit strawberry cardigan

Don’t you just love this strawberry cardigan? If you want to wear a statement piece that will get you so many compliments, this is the pattern for you. Get the pattern for this Strawberry Cardigan.

Cotton Candy Easy Cardigan

easy beginners knit cardigan

This easy knit cardigan is a great pattern for beginners. Not only that but it’s so soft and fluffy, just like tasty cotton candy. You can get the free pattern for the Cotton Candy Knit Cardigan from Mama in a Stitch.

Malibu Chunky Cardigan

malibu chunky knitted cardigan

Here’s a chunky knitted cardigan pattern that’s perfect for making while you’re binge-watching your favorite TV show. Get the pattern for the Malibu Chunky Cardigan.

Maplewood Cardigan

maplewood cardigan

This knit cardigan pattern is made with lightweight yarn and is a great intermediate-difficulty pattern. Get the pattern for the Maplewood Cardigan.

Moonbow Slouchy Chunky Cardigan

moonbow slouch cardigan

Here’s an easy knit cardigan that’s oversized. It’s made on large knitting needles with chunky yarn. Enjoy choosing your colors for the Moonbow Slouch Chunky Knit Cardigan.

Cloud Cardigan

knit cloud cardigan

This cloud cardigan is perfect for any occasion. It’s a balloon-shaped cropped cardigan that you’re going to love wearing. Get the pattern for the Cloud Cardigan.

Bulky Knit Cardigan

Bulky knit cardigan

Stay cozy all winter long with this irresistibly soft and warm cardigan. Perfect for snuggling up on those chilly days. Get the pattern for the Bulky Knit Cardigan.

Shannon Cardigan

shannon cardigan

The Shannon Cardigan is a knit cardigan pattern made with jumbo-weight yarn. It’s an easy pattern that beginners will love knitting. Get the pattern for the Shannon Cardigan.

Night and Day Cropped 80s Style Cardigan 

80s cropped cardigan

This cute cardi is a great project for the intermediate crocheter or adventurous beginner. This pattern uses intarsia knitting. Get the pattern for the Night and Day Cropped Cardigan.

Rainbow Cardigan

Rainbow Cardigan

This rainbow cardigan is cute, soft, and comfy. Knit your sweater using your choice of yarn colors. Get the pattern for the Rainbow Cardigan.

Long Weekend Cardigan

free knit cardigan pattern

Stay warm and cozy during the colder months with this long weekend cardigan. Make your cardigan as long or as short as you’d like. Get the pattern for the Long Weekend Cardigan.

Lost Road Trip Cardigan

lost road trip cardigan

This chunky knit sweater is knit on sizes 15 and 25mm straight needles. It has a soft and squishy feel and looks great with your favorite pair of jeans. Additionally, it has a slight distressing that’s featured throughout. Get the pattern for the Lost Road Trip Cardigan.

Oxford Boyfriend Cardigan

Oxford Boyfriend Cardigan

This Oxford boyfriend cardigan will become your next fall staple. This is an easy level knitting pattern. Get the pattern for the Oxford Boyfriend Cardigan.

Big Comfy Ribbed Cardigan

Big Comfy Ribbed Cardigan

You can never go wrong with a pattern from Mama in a Stitch. This cardigan has a cozy oversized fit and will become your new favorite fall and winter sweater. Get the pattern for the Big Comfy Ribbed Cardigan.

There you have it! Now, you have the perfect modern cardigan knitting patterns for any occasion.

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