Top 10 Lightweight Women’s Cardigan Patterns of 2014

It is officially summer and we have a few more months of warm weather to go before we get into our fall knitting. This week I’ve put together some of my favorite lightweight cardigan patterns. They are wonderful for layering over your summer tanks and dresses! If it takes a while to finish they are also perfect for the warm weather of the early fall.

Each of the following sweaters features a lighter yarn than you may be used to knitting sweaters with. Using smaller yarn actually makes the sweater feel great on your skin and lay wonderfully. If you’ve never knit a sweater with yarn lighter than worsted weight now is a great time to try, I’m certain you’ll be hooked!

top ten lightweight cardigan patterns

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cerisara cardigan pattern

Cerisara Cardigan
by Chic Knits

wayside cardigan pattern
Wayside Cardigan
by Schoppel-Wolle

Dianthe cardigan pattern
Dianthe Cardigan
by Kathryn McNaughton

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Lodi Cardigan pattern

Lodi Cardigan
by Tanis Gray

Grace cardigan pattern
Grace Cardigan
by Jane Richmond

Miriam Cardigan Pattern
Miriam CArdi
by Carrie Bostick Hoge

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autumnal cardigan pattern

Autumnal Cardigan
by Hannah Fettig

Clairette Cardigan Pattern

Clairette Cardigan
by Tricksy Knitter

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Vonica cardigan pattern

Vonica Cardigan
by StudioChicKnits

hematite cardigan pattern
Hematite Cardigan
by Northbound Knitting

[/col] [title text=”Sweater Of The Week” style=”bold_center”] This week’s 30 Day Sweater show and tell is by leamv56 on Instagram. She used the 30 Day Sweater system to knit this simple but perfectly fitting cardigan for herself! What great work leamv56!

If you’d like to show off your 30 Day Sweater you can submit your photos by email at or by using the hashtag #30daysweater on Instagram or Facebook.

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