The Best Knitted Sweaters for Women for Cold Season 2023/24

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If you’re looking for some hygge this fall, learn how to knit a sweater. Handmade clothing is of the highest quality and lasts for years. Plus, the process of making something relaxes you and allows you to be alone. Fall is perhaps the best time to start crafting, and here’s your chance. These women’s sweater designs could inspire you to start the creative journey. And we’re sure these knitted sweaters will fit well any wardrobe.

Take a look at the examples below and search for links to free patterns under the pictures.

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1. 243-24 Outdoor Escape Sweater

Long sleeve design that will instantly capture your heart. It has a comfortable fit and soft fabric that makes the experience of wearing the best. The long neck is designed to keep you warm and prevent you from catching a cold. Whether you’re a beginner or an intermediate knitter, the project will go. Feel free to follow the step-by-step sweater knitting pattern.

  • DESIGNED by DROPS design
  • PROJECT TYPE knitted pullover
  • CRAFT knitting
  • SKILL LEVEL upper beginner
Two pictures of a woman wearing a beige knitted sweater.

Photos by DROPS design / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on garnstudio.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

2. Härd – Women’s Knitted Sweater

The calm Scandinavian vibes of knitted sweaters like this one make it easy to match with other pieces of clothing. It’s also good on its own and will be great for everyday wear as well as special occasions. We suggest you choose the recommended fabrics to get a photo look, but feel free to experiment. The step-by-step knit sweater pattern is free.

  • DESIGNED by Stine HoelgaardJohansen
  • PROJECT TYPE knitted pullover
  • CRAFT knitting
  • SKILL LEVEL intermediate
Two pictures of a woman wearing a knit sweater in nordic style.

Photos by Stine HoelgaardJohansen / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on jarbo.se, or read more about it on Ravelry.

3. Tukuwool Juntu Light Knitted Sweater Free Pattern

A simple monochromatic sweater for those who appreciate simplicity. This knitting pattern is just a winter essential, and you need it in your wardrobe. Easy sweater knitting pattern will help you on your journey. Find a comfortable place and give yourself a few hours to create something from your heart. The free knitting tutorial is easy to follow.

  • DESIGNED by Titityy
  • PROJECT TYPE knit sweater
  • CRAFT knitting
  • SKILL LEVEL intermediate
A model wearing a brown sweater and a tan skirt.

Photos by Titityy / titityy.fi

Find the original free pattern on titityy.fi.

4. Horseshoe Lace Pullover

This classic design of the knitted pullover is perfect for school and college. If you like the light academic style, consider adding this project to your to-do list. If you’re an intermediate knitter, you won’t find anything difficult, while beginners may find it a bit challenging and interesting. Either way, the free knitted sweater pattern makes it easy for everyone. Get started today!

  • DESIGNED by Premier Yarns
  • PROJECT TYPE knitted pullover
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL intermediate
Two pictures of a woman wearing a dark blue knitted sweater with lacy cable design.

Photos by Premier Yarns / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on premieryarns.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

5. Pull ajouré col rond Betty

This delicate knit sweater is a must for aesthetic outfits. Easy to make and with a store-bought look, it’s a great project for beginners to feel the excitement of making something with their own hands. The easy-to-follow pattern makes it quick to complete, even for those who don’t have much skill. Visit the original website for a free knitted sweater pattern and get started.

  • DESIGNED by Bergère de France
  • PROJECT TYPE sweater
  • CRAFT knitting
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner
A woman is sitting on a couch wearing a pink sweater.

Photos by Bergère de France / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on bergeredefrance.fr, or read more about it on Ravelry.

6. Ravenna – Knitted Sweater

The pretty texture and two-tone color scheme make this knit a versatile piece for cold winter days. The rather voluminous texture is perfect for cozy outfits. The long neckline and sleeves also add a touch of coziness to the design. Follow the free step-by-step knitting instructions and get started right away. Give it a try and it will grow on you.

  • DESIGNED by Anna Hidesjö
  • PROJECT TYPE sweater
  • CRAFT knitting
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner
A woman is sitting on a bed wearing a knitted sweater and reading a book.

Photos by Anna Hidesjö / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on svartafaret.se, or read more about it on Ravelry.

7. Juliet Pullover

If you haven’t tried cable design before, now is the time. Designed for experienced knitters, it’s a nice project to take your skills to the next level. Don’t be afraid to start! If you’re an intermediate knitter, give it a try. The easy to follow instructions make it really interesting. Check out the knitted pullover pattern for free on the original website and get started.

  • DESIGNED by Marcos Filho
  • PROJECT TYPE sweaters
  • CRAFT knitting
  • SKILL LEVEL advanced
a woman wearing a pink knitted sweater on a boat

Photos by Marcos Filho / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on circuloyarns.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

8. V neck Top

This cozy design is a must for fall looks. With the warm yarn and the right color choice, it will work for late fall as well as winter. The project is suitable for intermediate knitters who have worked with projects like this before. Check out the details on the original website and get started. The free knitted sweater pattern will help you along the way.

  • DESIGNED by Gorete Andrade
  • PROJECT TYPE sweaters
  • CRAFT knitting
  • SKILL LEVEL intermediate
a woman wearing a brown knitted sweater

Photos by Gorete Andrade / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on circuloyarns.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

9. 244-24 Autumn Reflections Sweater

This Scandinavian-style knit is sure to keep you warm on the coldest of evenings. The stunning design is easy to follow and the project is suitable for knitters of all levels. Start your winter knitting journey with this piece and you won’t regret it. The knitted sweater pattern will help you along the way. Just follow the directions and see what happens.

  • DESIGNED by DROPS design
  • PROJECT TYPE sweaters
  • CRAFT knitting
  • SKILL LEVEL upper beginner
A woman wearing a knitted sweater.

Photos by DROPS design / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on garnstudio.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

10. Angus Knitted Vest

This colorful knit vest is a fall and winter essential. Easy to make and versatile to design, this piece will work with most of your outfits. It’s also a great way to brighten up your look for those who appreciate formal or dark academic-style clothing. Don’t be afraid to get started, the easy-to-follow pattern will guide you through the process.

  • DESIGNED by Renee Kulling
  • PROJECT TYPE vests
  • CRAFT knitting
  • SKILL LEVEL upper intermediate
A woman wearing a red argyle vest.

Photos by Renee Kulling / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on knitty.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

11. Starlet Pullover

Discover the charm of the Starlet sweater, a cozy blend of knitwear craftsmanship. This elegant creation harmoniously blends two shades of coziness to create a timeless color-work sweater. Discover impeccable neckline contouring through meticulous short-row shaping that ensures a snug fit. Embrace the lightweight warmth ideal for any fall or winter occasion. Experience style and comfort seamlessly woven together. Effortlessly elevate your wardrobe with this enchanting knit.

  • DESIGNED by Vanessa Coscarelli Black
  • PROJECT TYPE sweaters
  • CRAFT knitting
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner
A woman wearing a knitted sweater.

Photos by Vanessa Coscarelli Black / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on yarnalia.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

12. Flax DK Knitted Pullover

Knit effortlessly with Alexa and Emily! The Flax DK Sweater is a key part of The Simple Collection, a comprehensive learn-to-knit series. Access exceptional free patterns and easy-to-follow tutorials. Whether it’s your first scarf or stylish seamless knits for the family, you’ll master everything from mittens to socks. Start your knitting journey today! The free knitted sweater pattern will help you every step of the way.

  • DESIGNED by tincanknits
  • PROJECT TYPE sweaters
  • CRAFT knitting
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner
A woman wearing a knitted yellow sweater.

Photos by tincanknits / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on Ravelry.

13. Camelia Knit Turtleneck Pullover

The pastel hues of this knit sweater will keep you comfortable even on the grumpiest of days. Its sophisticated look and perfect fit will make you stand out from the crowd. Plus, the warm yarn makes it great for winter, so if you’re looking for a cozy piece, add this project to your to-do list. The free, step-by-step pattern makes it almost effortless to complete.

  • DESIGNED by Sesia Tricot
  • PROJECT TYPE sweaters
  • CRAFT knitting
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner to intermediate
Two pictures of a woman wearing a knitted sweater and a flag of Italy.

Photos by Sesia Tricot / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on handknits.manifatturasesia.it, or read more about it on Ravelry.

14. Jazz Knit Turtleneck Sweater

This knit sweater has a unique texture combined with a classic look. Together, they make this a winter essential that can be worn alone or with other clothing. Suitable for beginners, it has only simple stitches and if you already know the basics, it will be interesting for you. The free pattern will guide you through the entire process.

  • DESIGNED by Sesia Tricot
  • PROJECT TYPE sweaters
  • CRAFT knitting
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner to intermediate
A woman wearing a striped knitted sweater.

Photos by Sesia Tricot / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on handknits.manifatturasesia.it, or read more about it on Ravelry.

15. Tinseltown Sweater

Crafted with care and detailed finesse, this knit sweater features intricate knitting techniques – cables, short rows and seamless pickups. Create a stunning piece from the bottom up and hone your skills in long tail or Italian cast-on/bind-off. This pattern requires familiarity with basic decreases. Expand your knitting repertoire and create a stylish garment with the step-by-step pattern!

  • DESIGNED by Samantha Xavier
  • PROJECT TYPE sweaters
  • CRAFT knitting
  • SKILL LEVEL intermediate
A woman is wearing a white knitted sweater and white pants.

Photos by Samantha Xavier / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on hobbii.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

16. Pathways Sweater

This knit sweater features a meticulous circular yoke construction for a snug neckline and tailored fit. Unique corrugated rib detailing accentuates the front and back of the body, while sleeve separation allows for customizable styling. Designed for versatility, this pattern adapts to a variety of sizes and preferences. Enhance your knitting experience with the free, easy-to-follow pattern!

  • DESIGNED by Lauren Savidge
  • PROJECT TYPE sweaters
  • CRAFT knitting
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner
        Two pictures of a woman wearing knitted sweaters.

Photos by Lauren Savidge / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on knitabitcrochetaway.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

17. Essential Alpaca Sweater 6185-8

Indulge in cozy elegance with the essential alpaca sweater. The project allows you to embrace the minimalist Japanese aesthetic that blends simplicity and harmony in this turtleneck. Its relaxed shape offers comfort with a touch of sophistication. The project is best suited for advanced knitters. Wrap yourself in the understated appeal of this piece with the free step-by-step crochet pattern.

  • DESIGNED by Fil Katia
  • PROJECT TYPE sweaters
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL advanced
A woman is posing in a white knitted sweater and black pants.

Photos by Fil Katia / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on katia.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

18. Pull rayé col montant M6116

Experience the ultimate in comfort with this cloud-like knit sweater design. This ultra-soft piece features stripes in a blend of the two stunning yarns for a cozy touch. You will enjoy the snugness of its high neckline, secured by three matching shank buttons. Discover the pleasures of this lightweight sweater with the free knitting pattern.

  • DESIGNED by Bergère de France
  • PROJECT TYPE sweaters
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner
A woman wearing a knitted red and white striped sweater.

Photos by Bergère de France / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on bergeredefrance.fr, or read more about it on Ravelry.

19. Shut Up And Take My Money!

This knit sweater is specially designed for Futurama fans. But the fun meme motif makes it a great piece for everyone. If you need a cute casual piece in your wardrobe, this design will save the day. The sweater is made from the bottom up and the sleeves are worked in the round. Plus, you can choose to have the picture on both the front and back or just the front.

  • DESIGNED by Arabella Wain
  • PROJECT TYPE sweaters
  • CRAFT knitting
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner
A woman wearing a knitted sweater with a cartoon character on it.

Photos by Arabella Wain / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on Ravelry.

19. Tie Dye Pullover

Designed for beginner knitters, this sweater pattern allows you to make an essential part of your wardrobe with almost no skills. The bright design along with the comfortable fit make this knit sweater a versatile piece great for all casual occasions. You can download the step-by-step pattern as a free PDF from the original website.

  • DESIGNED by Premier Yarns
  • PROJECT TYPE sweaters
  • CRAFT knitting
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner
A woman is wearing a knitted rainbow-striped sweater.

Photos by Premier Yarns / premieryarns.com

Find the original free pattern on premieryarns.com.

20. Carla Sweater

The rich cables of this knit sweater are great for creating voluminous outfits with beautiful textures. Lightweight yet warm, this sweater is perfect for the coldest winter days. It also looks great if you know which colors go with your skin tone. The pattern is manageable for all knitters with basic skills. The free pattern comes in sizes XS-XL.

  • DESIGNED by Anna Syrjänen
  • PROJECT TYPE sweaters
  • CRAFT knitting
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner
Two pictures of a woman wearing a green knitted sweater.

Photos by Anna Syrjänen / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on Ravelry.

21. Nord Sweater

A light sweater with a Scandinavian motif on the top. It’s an extremely warm garment that can become the centerpiece of your outfits. A sweater like this is not a basic garment, it’s a real eye-catcher. The stunning silk mohair will keep you toasty no matter what the weather outside. For this project you will be working German short rows, so consider starting the project to learn new techniques.

  • DESIGNED by Sandnes Garn
  • PROJECT TYPE sweaters
  • CRAFT knitting
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner
Two pictures of a woman wearing knitted sweaters and flowers.

Photos by Sandnes Garn / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on Ravelry.

22. No Fuss Knit Sweater

This knit sweater has a relaxed fit and is perfect for those who value comfort above all else. It looks great with jeans, so if you like casual outfits, this pullover is for you. Another plus is that it’s lightweight because of the yarn used. It’s also quite easy to knit. The pattern guarantees that you will finish the garment quickly and without stress.

  • DESIGNED by Lea (kisskiss.rhinestones)
  • PROJECT TYPE sweaters
  • CRAFT knitting
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner
A woman is wearing a knitted sweater.

Photos by Lea (kisskiss.rhinestones) / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on Ravelry.

23. Twisted Cable Sweater

The rich green color of this sweater is perfect for subtle yet striking outfits. The dark green color goes with almost everything just like the black color and when it’s a lighter shade, it’s super for bright outfits. The sweater has a classic knit cable design, and it’s good to have at least one of these in your wardrobe.

  • DESIGNED by Terrifik knits
  • PROJECT TYPE sweaters
  • CRAFT knitting
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner
Two pictures of a woman wearing a knitted green sweater.

Photos by Terrifik knits / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on terrifiknits.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

24. Ashlee Cabled Sweater

A great knit sweater with voluminous cables. If you’re looking for a basic piece that won’t look boring, this sweater will do the trick. It’s simple in general, but it will be easier for you if you already know how to knit cables. The sweater looks great with pants, skirts, jeans, coats and jackets. Just make sure the colors match and you’ll be fine.

  • DESIGNED by Lion Brand Yarn
  • PROJECT TYPE sweaters
  • CRAFT knitting
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner
A woman wearing a cozy knitted sweater is captured in two pictures as she relaxes on a bench.

Photos by Lion Brand Yarn / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on lionbrand.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

25. Mrs Winter’s Sweater

Another great basic sweater to add to your collection. This one is so fluffy you won’t want to take it off. Such a sweater will be great for cold winter days and even though the season is ending, it’s good to have this piece in your wardrobe. Another advantage – it is very easy to knit. Find some free time and bring it to life, you won’t regret it.

  • DESIGNED by Yvonne Hugo
  • PROJECT TYPE sweaters
  • CRAFT knitting
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner
Two pictures of a woman wearing knitted sweaters.

Photos by Yvonne Hugo / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on Ravelry.

26. Visby – Sweater

A delicate knit sweater for any occasion. The comfortable shape combined with the classic striped design makes this piece versatile. It works for academic looks, semi-formal occasions, and everyday wear. The pattern is easy to follow and it’s available for free. Visit the original website for more details.

  • DESIGNED by Sara Klint
  • PROJECT TYPE sweaters
  • CRAFT knitting
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner
Two pictures of a woman wearing a knitted sweater.

Photos by Sara Klint / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on svartafaret.se, or read more about it on Ravelry.

27. Kust – Sweater

This knitted sweater is a very unusual piece. The special design combined with the textured yarn will allow you to create trendy spring outfits. The sweater will look best as the centerpiece of an outfit, so it’s great for the warmer days of the demi season. Otherwise, the knitted pullover pattern is simple and easy to follow. Just check it regularly.

  • DESIGNED by Inga Semmingsen
  • PROJECT TYPE sweaters
  • CRAFT knitting
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner
Two pictures of a woman in a knitted sweater and shorts.

Photos by Inga Semmingsen / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on jarbo.se, or read more about it on Ravelry.

28. Step by Step Sweater

A simple buggy sweater for everyday use. This knitted creation is really versatile. You can wear it with your jeans, skirts, pants and so on. Whether it’s an academic outfit or something more casual, this sweater is sure to add a bit of softness to your look. The pattern is easy to follow and comes in sizes A-G. Check the measurements before you start.

  • DESIGNED by Florence Miller
  • PROJECT TYPE sweater
  • CRAFT knitting
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner to intermediate
A person sitting by a plant with sunlight casting shadows, wearing a white sweater and slippers; below is a knitted sweater laid out on the floor, matching the one worn, with a pair of

Photos by Florence Miller / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on Ravelry.

29. 215-5 Deep Woods Sweater

This basic buggy sweater is for those who love basics and love them oversized. The pattern is really easy despite the cable knitting technique used. If you want to feel comfortable and stay fancy, this pattern is just for you, and it’s good whether you’re a beginner or an experienced knitter. Just follow the instructions, and you will be fine.

  • DESIGNED by DROPS design
  • PROJECT TYPE sweater
  • CRAFT knitting
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner to intermediate
A woman in a green knitted sweater adorned with a detailed sleeve pattern.

Photos by DROPS design / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on garnstudio.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

30. 250-22 Summer Sonnet

This knitted sweater looks like a blooming spring day with unbelievable floral scent around. So chic and elegant design by DROPS design easily fits any look.  You can knit it in different colors, for example, add some pepper to your outfit or just leave it so romantic.

  • DESIGNED by DROPS design
  • PROJECT TYPE Knitted sweater
  • CRAFT Knitting
  • SKILL LEVEL Beginner
a woman wearing a violet pink knitted sweater

Photos by  DROPS design/ Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on garnstudio.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

31. 248-34 Spring Whisper

You can’t just pass by this classic knitted sweater without any attention. Look at these moss stitches which make the textured face of the sweater. The wide turtleneck, cuffs, and bottom highlight the originality of main stitches. This sweater free knitting pattern will master your talent to a high level.

  • DESIGNED by DROPS design
  • PROJECT TYPE Knitted sweater
  • CRAFT Knitting
  • SKILL LEVEL Beginner
a woman wearing a knit sweater in a light color

Photos by DROPS design / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on garnstudio.com , or read more about it on Ravelry.

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