We have had a very mild winter here so far in Edmonton! It’s been so gorgeous and great to be out walking. And since that’s the only place I really go, the weather has been remarkably cooperative for long walks in the river valley and short ones around the neighbourhood. But I heard on the news that there’s some kind of polar vortex coming our way, which sounds really ominous, but to most Canadians, it really just means “winter.” Ooooohhh it’s going to get really cold and snowy in January and February? Sounds seasonal. Sounds normal. But it also sounds like you’re going to want a big cozy oversized sweater! I’ve found a great collection of oversized cozy sweaters for you to knit to stay warm and cozy during any polar vortext or “winter” or whatever you want to call it. Check out these stylish and cozy oversized sweater patterns and get knitting today for warmth tomorrow!
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While this Go With the Flow Cropped Wool Sweater knitting pattern from HappyLoveCo is knit with bulky yarn and oversized sleeves, it’s cropped, so it’s not quite as warm as others, but it’s definitely stylish and cropped sweaters are super fun and quick to knit.
The more I looked at oversized sweaters, the more I found from HappyLoveCo, like this The Zoey Cardigan knitting pattern. There are a bunch more, so I’ve grouped them all together here. This oversized cardigan is perfect for throwing over a t-shirt or a tank top and lounging around the house. I love its relaxed feel and the speckled yarn choice here is spot on! I love the ridged seed stitch pattern chosen which adds lovely texture and interest, so even if you chose a solid yarn, there would still be plenty of interest in this summer cardigan!
This Winter Blues Cardi knitting pattern from Happy Love Co just screams cozy. COZY! COZY! COZY! Don’t you just want to grab some super bulky yarn and crawl under this gorgeous sweater?! I love it knit up with this natural wool, as well. There’s just something so dreamy about natural wool!
Happy Love Co‘s The Max Hoodie Cardigan knitting pattern is a beginner friendly oversized and incredibly cozy hooded cardigan knitting pattern. Super basic if you’re a new knitter. The only extra technique is picking up stitches. If you can do that, this easy knitting pattern is for you!
Ok, I still can’t get enough of the cropped sweater trend. I’m loving this Winter Magic Ribbed Pullover Sweater knitting pattern from Happy Love Co! The ribbed texture is just so fun. I love the extra roomyness that makes this cropped sweater so cozy!
Without ridges, we have this Cropped Striped Winter Sweater knitting pattern from Happy Love Co. Don’t you love the oversized puffy sleeves on these sweaters? So fun!
And there’s just something so wonderfully cozy about this Winter Blues Pullover Sweater Knitting Pattern from Happy Love Co. It just makes me want to curl up with a cup of hot chocolate and watch movies!
Ok, onto some different designers. The High Low Sweater Knitting Pattern from The Snugglery Patterns also with the cropped body and oversized puffy sleeves (also LOVING this gorgeous mustard colour… my current project is a very similar shade)!
The drape on The Mollis Top Down Sweater Blouse Knitting Pattern from caidree is just dreamy! The lovely blousey sleeves are so beautiful and the fine weight of this mitred v-neck sweater makes it a lovely garment to wear!. Knit in stockinette from the top down , there are two options for the sleeves included. I love patterns with options!!!
Head in the Clouds Sweater knitting pattern from Lauren Aston Designs is inspired by hot air balloons because of its incredible balloon-like sleeves! This beginner knitting pattern works up quickly with super bulky yarn with sizes from 6-28. There are instructions to make it either cropped, waist, hip-length or even longer!
The Ski Lodge Pullover Knitting Pattern from Erin Beth Crochet is another simple pattern with a helpful YouTube video and knits up quickly with Lionbrand Wool Ease Thick and Quick yarn.
This Cozy Mock Neck Knit Sweater Pattern from Well Loved Knits is a beginner-friendly pattern designed with a cropped silhouette and about 4″ of positive ease. You can make it an oversized fit by knitting a size up. Super cozy with super bulky yarn, this sweater knits up quickly so you’ll be cozy in no time!
For an easy one-size beginner cardigan pattern, check out the Harrie Cardigan knitting pattern from Ivy Knits by Amy. Puffy cozy sleeves make you feel like you’re covered in coziness! Super easy to throw over a t-shirt and jeans on a chilly fall night or keep it in your airconditioned office for when it gets too cold!
Update: this pattern is no longer available, but the Do the Math Cardigan Pattern is a close substitute! Or check out one of these other oversized bulky knit cardigan patterns for some more options.
Oversized is not new! This Vintage Top Down Chunky Knit Sweater Pattern from Vintage Pattern Faves is an easy top-down sweater pattern with a lovely all over texture. This classic top is perfect for the office or the weekend and this pattern is such a deal at under $3 CAD!
The Perfect Cropped Sweater Knitting Pattern from ahoneyknits has a fun ridged texture in the balloon sleeves and knits up quickly with super bulky yarn. Try something glorious like Lionbrand’s Fifty Fifty yarn (50% wool, 50% alpaca). This is a great beginner sweater pattern!
Update: this pattern is no longer available, but check out some other great Cropped Sweater Knitting Patterns here.
The Stay Home Knit Sweater Pattern also from ahoneyknits is really fitting the 2021 vibe. The lovely mohair yarn called for in this pattern makes this sweater slightly sheer and extra fluffy! You’re going to love it. This would make another great beginner project and it’s very forgiving because of its oversized fit.
So, go ahead and get knitting. Grab one of these great patterns today and pick up some yarn or pin it for later!