20+ Fall Oversized Knits (Sweater Knitting Patterns)


In this post, you will see 20+ Fall Oversized Knits (Sweater Knitting Patterns).

The oversized sweater is one trend that seems to keep coming back year after year.

This year, the emerging trend is for HUGE sweaters.

These large baggy sweaters are back year after year – and why not?!

They are comfy, cozy, and really, really versatile.

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20+ Stylish Ideas For Your Fall Oversized Knits

Find the perfect oversized 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.

Nothing is cozier than wearing your handmade sweater, choosing your own yarn, and knowing that you created something special.

Designer Sweaters

Every year, designers make oversized sweaters for all seasons, from knee-length cardigans in all white to 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, these knitted pieces can be flattering when styled in the right way.

Victoria Beckham wearing a white turtleneck oversized sweater

Make your own designer sweater for less

As these designer labels may be a little out of most people’s price range, why not make your own?!

After all, you have the skills; now, all you need is the right knitting pattern.

Make a chunky knit sweater with a turtleneck and a textured sleeve. Best of all, it’s a quick knit.

These handmade pieces are also unique gift ideas.

Knitted sweaters are way better gifts than gift cards. 

Check out more garments and free patterns in my fall knits category here – Women’s Knitting Patterns

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Sweater Knitting Patterns

The sweater patterns in this round-up post 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 and learn 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, choosing one of these patterns is a great way to start!

Plus, you can check out the great value sweater pattern bundle in my e-shop – Women’s Sweater Knitting Pattern Bundle

fall turtleneck oversized knitted sweater

What Is The Best Yarn For Sweaters?

The best yarn fibers for fall sweaters strike a balance between warmth and breathability, ensuring comfort during cooler temperatures without causing overheating. 

Wool, particularly merino wool, is a classic and reliable choice for fall garments.

It possesses natural insulating properties, keeping the body warm while allowing moisture to evaporate, making it comfortable for a range of temperatures. 

Alpaca yarn is another excellent option, known for its softness and lightweight warmth. Its luxurious feel and insulating capabilities make it a popular choice for fall sweaters.

Cashmere is an excellent yarn fiber for fall sweaters due to its unparalleled softness and lightweight warmth. 

The fine and insulating properties of cashmere keep you comfortably cozy in cooler temperatures, making it an ideal choice for luxurious and comfortable fall knitwear.

In addition to wool and alpaca, blends of different fibers, such as wool and cotton or wool and silk, can offer a combination of warmth and breathability.

These blends provide the advantages of each fiber, creating versatile and comfortable fall sweaters suitable for various climates and preferences. 

Knitting Lessons

If you are a new knitter and need help with the knitting basics, check out the knitting lessons here – Knitting Lessons (With Video Tutorials).

There, you will find step-by-step tutorials for all the different knitting techniques a newbie needs to know.

Including how to cast on and knit the knit stitch, the stockinette stitch, the rib stitch, the garter stitch, the mattress stitch, short rows, a list of knitting abbreviations, and more. 

And if you need more video tutorials, check out my YouTube channel here Handy Little Me – YouTube. 

fall oversized knits

How Do You Wear Oversized Knits?

Wearing oversized knits can be a stylish and comfortable choice, whether you’re going for a cozy, relaxed look or a more fashion-forward ensemble.

Here are some tips on how to wear oversized knits:

  1. Balance Proportions: Since oversized knits can add bulk to your silhouette, it’s essential to balance proportions. Pair your oversized knitwear with more fitted or structured pieces on the bottom, such as skinny jeans, leggings, or tailored trousers. This helps create a more streamlined look and prevents you from appearing overwhelmed by the volume of the knitwear.
  2. Tuck it In: Tucking an oversized sweater partially or fully into the waistband of your bottoms can help define your waist and add shape to your outfit. Experiment with half-tucks, French tucks, or full tucks to find a style that works best for your look.
  3. Layer Smartly: Layering can add depth and visual interest to your outfit while also helping you stay warm. Consider layering your oversized knit over a fitted shirt, blouse, or turtleneck for added dimension. You can also layer a structured blazer or jacket over your knit for a polished yet relaxed vibe.
  4. Accessorize Thoughtfully: Accessories can elevate your oversized knit look. Consider adding a belt to cinch the waist and add definition. Statement jewelry, such as chunky necklaces or oversized earrings, can also complement the relaxed vibe of oversized knits. Scarves, hats, and gloves can add warmth and style during colder months.
  5. Play with Proportions: Experiment with different silhouettes and proportions to create visual interest. Pair oversized sweaters with slim-fitting bottoms for a balanced look, or try layering oversized outerwear over fitted knitwear for a cozy-chic ensemble.
  6. Choose the Right Length: Pay attention to the length of your oversized knitwear. Longer styles can work well with leggings or skinny jeans, while cropped oversized sweaters can be paired with high-waisted bottoms for a trendy look.
  7. Footwear Matters: The right footwear can complement your oversized knit outfit. For a casual look, consider pairing your knitwear with ankle boots, sneakers, or loafers. For a more polished ensemble, opt for heeled boots or pumps to add height and structure to your outfit.

Ultimately, wearing oversized knits is about finding a balance between comfort and style.

Experiment with different styling techniques and embrace the relaxed, cozy vibe of oversized knitwear to create effortlessly chic outfits.

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  1. Thank you for this post. I was wondering if you have the link for the white sweater towards the beginning of your post. In the picture the model is holding a cup and the walls are painted white.

    1. Hello Maureen, I’m so happy you like the post, that sweater in the photo you describe is a stock image that I bought, so I don’t know who made that white sweater.
      There are lots of other patterns for you to choose from, so I hope you will find something new to make!
      Happy knitting,

  2. Hello Louise, thank you for your wonderful patterns! On #8, the Super Chunky Oversized sweater,, is there any way to get that pattern in English? If not can you suggest something similar? I love the look of it! Thank you so much, love your website!


    1. Hello Donna,
      I think that the pattern you ask about is also in English if you scroll down on the pattern page.
      You would have to email the pattern creator to ask about a translation if it is not there anymore, as this is not one of my own pattern designs.
      I hope that helps!