Let’s talk about the best chunky knit sweater patterns. It is getting to be sweater weather after all! The fall always gets me giddy about cozy, warm knits (like this gorgeous sweater from Annette of Lebenslustiger.com above). Of course, I love a great chunky blanket , but why not just wear a blanket! I really want to live in these this winter and am desperate to fill my closet with them.
These chunky knit sweater patterns below are great because in a matter of a day or two, you can have your favorite new cardi or pullover warming your shoulders! Plus, my son started playing football in high school this year so I’m expecting some cold bleacher nights. I love the idea of cream, peach, rose or gray with faded, worn jeans. I’ve collected 12 of my favorite chunky knit sweater patterns for your convenience (and mine!). I can’t wait to throw some of these on the needles.
12 Best Chunky Knit Sweater Patterns
With this sweater, I already have my poms for the football game! Okay, not the same kind of “pom-poms”, but you have to admit that this wool sweater from Bettaknit would not only keep my warm and cozy, but the “bubbles” add a dash of festive flair!
After this photo flew around the Pinterest world, Karen from Fringe Association tells us just how to recreate this lovely raglan pullover. Even better, it can be quickly knit in the round for a perfect last-minute gift. I love how the inverted “V” brings your eyes up to the model’s beautiful face.
Knit from Wool and the Gang’s %100 Crazy Sexy Wool, the Wonderwool Sweater would definitely keep me warm all winter long! Also, in case you want another option for the neckline, the free pattern comes in both a crew and funnel neck.
Made from Ohhio’s handspun Contour Yarn, this Marshmallow sweater from Ohhio proves that sometimes bigger is better! It comes with a warning though… You may become a “hug magnet!” I have to admit, it would be hard to resist! Just look how soft and cozy it looks!
Slip on this chunky oversized cardigan by Annette for instant style and warmth. I mentioned that I love the look of oversized knit sweaters with faded denim, but the sweater and maxi dress combo has caught my eye. Maybe not the best option for the cold bleachers though!
It’s another winner from Wool and the Gang! The Sonic Sweater is made with their Crazy Sexy Wool and is thick enough to keep in the heat without feeling too heavy. I love the deep charcoal gray shown, but the kit comes in multiple colors, too. How beautiful would it be a in rosy blush? It can be done!
I knit this Martina Cardigan from We are Knitters last year, and to this day am in still in love! I indulged myself with this kit ( I admit, I rarely knit for myself), but am so glad I did! The simple garter stitch has beautiful texture and there is just the right amount of flare at the bottom to contrast with the stood-up collar. Plus, if you haven’t noticed, I am a sucker for anything cream!
In the dark of winter, this Peachy Keen Sweater by Sasha from Eat Me Blog would offer a little bit of light! I love how the slouchy off the shoulder neckline looks so effortlessly chic. Another thing that is almost effortless? This pattern! With no complicated stitches, this one would be super simple to quickly knit. Did I mention it’s free, too?!
The bite of the winter breeze will have nothing on me in this bulky beauty! Unfortunately ,there is no pattern for this exact sweater, but it can be custom ordered from Annette. She is so amazingly talented! I love everything about her site! [UPDATE: I think Annette’s site is no more, but you can find her Shop here.] If you are determined to make your knit with your own two hands though, Loopy Mango has a kit for a beautiful turtleneck that is almost identical!
10. Simone Cardigan
This Simone Cardigan from We Are Knitters is one I made this year. To this day, there is something special about snuggling into this beauty! It can even be made by beginner knitters since the pieces are all basic rectangles that just seam together at the end. If this is your first venture into knitting sweaters, this one would definitely be satisfying!
11. Crop Top Sweater
This Crop Top Sweater may not keep me fully warm at the football games, but it would be a great transitional piece for that “in-between” weather in the fall. This seamless sweater knit in the round with a great craft store yarn, Lion Brand Thick and Quick, is a super affordable option if you are a bit timid about the price tag that comes with some of the specialty yarns.
12. Nolita Sweater
If I was wearing this Nolita Sweater from We Are Knitters, I would want to give myself a hug, too! Made from Peruvian wool, wearing this sweater would be like snuggling in soft blanket. I love the garter stitch in contrast to the ribbing at the collar, sleeves, and hem.
After looking at all these chunky knit sweater patterns, who is ready for winter? If it includes any of these beauties, count me in!