One trend that seems to keep coming back year after year is the oversized sweater.
This year the emerging trend is for HUGE sweaters as seen from Pringle of Scotland, Ryan Roche, Edun, Spencer Vladimir, Sacai, Barbara Bui, Chloe, Victoria Victoria Beckham, M Missoni and more.
Oversized sweaters are back year after year – and why not?! They are comfy, cozy and really, really versatile.
Oversized sweaters from Victoria Beckham Pre-Fall 2017 (above) show slouchy shapes with monochromatic colours.
Every year designers make oversized sweaters for all seasons, from knee-length cardigans in all white, V-neck sweaters with coordinating turtlenecks and for winter – wool jumpers with shearling trimmed corduroy jackets.
Better than wearing an actual blanket in the cold weather, oversized sweaters can be flattering pieces when styled in the right way.
One option is to wear a huge monochromatic knit teamed with loose trousers or a flowing skirt – get inspiration from Victoria Beckham and Marc Jacobs and you can’t go wrong!
*Update – for 2018 knitwear trends please visit this post.
As these may be a little out of most peoples price range, why not make your own?!
After all, you have the skills, now all you need is the right knitting pattern.
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Sweater Knitting Patterns
The sweater patterns are easy to make, with beginner knitters and those of you who are more advanced in mind.
Using knit and purl stitches, you will create ribbing, learning to knit in the round and it will also introduce you to decreasing and shaping.
If you have never attempted to knit a sweater before, then choosing one of these patterns is a great way to start!
Beginner Knitting Patterns
If you are new to knitting and want to learn how to knit there are many easy and free patterns on my website, just take a look at my women’s knitting pattern library, with patterns for women, there are also sections for men, baby, kids, pets and the home.
Find the perfect sweater knitting pattern and get those needles out, this type of project will see you through Netflix marathons throughout fall and keep you cozy once finished.
There is nothing cozier than wearing your own handmade sweater, choosing your own yarn and knowing that you created something special.
I have a roundup of 8 free oversized sweater knitting patterns below, that I hope you will enjoy >>
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1. Oversized Sweater Knitting Pattern
A great sweater pattern for beginners, this knitting pattern doesn’t require any special knitting skills.
If you are looking for something on the next level up from knitting a scarf or cowl, this sweater is just the thing for fall!
Beginners can follow the pattern and create a beautiful piece of clothing.
Choose your yarn (I would love to see this in a deep maroon colour!) and get going with this marvellous free knitting pattern from the Eat Me Blog.
2. Easy Knit Blanket Sweater Pattern
Make a super cosy cocoon style sweater/cardigan and wrap yourself up in the crisp air.
This heavy blanket sweater is knit in stockinette stitch, to look loose and drapey.
It is oversized for maximum comfort. This free knitting pattern from Mama In A Stitch is a great pattern for beginners.
3. Norwegian Skappel Sweater Knitting Pattern
This oversized sweater is very easy to make, which makes it perfect for beginners.
Take a look at this free sweater knitting pattern from The Fuzzy Corner.
4. Oversized Pullover Knitting Pattern
This knitted sweater looks like it would look amazing over leggings, paired with boots for a fall walk with your furry kid.
Take a look at the pattern from Willow Yarns and make one of your own this fall.
It is intermediate level and can be made in the following sizes; Extra Small (Small, Medium, Large, 1X).
5. Turtleneck Oversize Sweater Knitting Pattern
I just love this HUGE turtleneck sweater from Drops Design.
Knit on circular needles (80 cm) size 3 and 7 mm – or size needed to get 12 sts x 14 rows in double moss st on needle size 7 mm = 10 x 10 cm.
Make your own this fall and hide inside of it on those cold days.
6. Wonderwool Sweater Knitting Pattern
This free supersized sweater pattern designed by Wool and the Gang, from a collaboration with Good Housekeeping, is a real stand-out piece.
Chunky and oversized, make it with their own Crazy Sexy Wool and US 17 + US 50 needles.
7. Top-Down Pullover Knitting Pattern
An easy to knit top-down pullover with a turtleneck, rib details and allover texture will be a good classic piece to wear for fall.
Knit in a large size to make sure you get a sloppy fit!
Take a look at the pattern from Knitty.
8. Super Chunky Oversized Sweater Knitting Pattern
This chunky knit sweater is really quick to knit and has been said that it takes about three movies to make.
The sweater is knitted from the bottom and up on circular needles. Take a look at the free knitting pattern from Hemslojd.
I hope you have enjoyed this post and found a sweater pattern you really want to make.
Let me know what you think in the comments below. xoxo