We’ve made it to late December, and I am looking forward to getting a few weeks of winter break where I can knit all the things. I haven’t had the time to knit as much as I normally do this semester so I plan to savor all the knitting time I get.
Since my time is limited and with the holiday season still going strong, I thought it might be nice to share a few sweater patterns that are quick knits. My criteria for this month were sweaters knit in worsted, aran or bulky weight yarn that could be worked up pretty quickly. So even if you’ve got a house full of guests cutting into your knitting time and can only sneak in a few rows here and there, you’ll still make great progress on an awesome sweater.
Ursa by Jacqueline Cieslak
This year I’ve learned to love cropped sweaters as an easy layer. I love this design. I bought it as soon as I saw it, but haven’t knit it yet. (I never have enough time for all the things I want to knit.)
Here’s what I really love about it. Jacqueline designed this sweater for up to a size 66 bust and gives instructions for dart shaping in the bust. Because it’s knit with bulky weight yarn, it doesn’t take a lot of yardage. It’s a pretty perfect pattern.
In the MDK Shop
wrapper() by Robot Tailor
I am mildly obsessed with this criss-cross wrap sweater. The style is fun: You can wear it but still have your outfit peeking out of your sweater. It’s also a great alternative to a shawl if you’re not a big shawl knitter.
Wrapper() has a dropped shoulder but looks like it has great shaping, and it is garter stitch, which means it will be the squishiest and coziest layer ever. I feel like I’ll be wearing this with a cute top and leggings all winter long.
In the MDK Shop
Felix Cardigan by Amy Christoffers
I’ve seen this sweater all over Instagram and I can see why. It’s a great worsted-weight cardigan.
I’m opting for the cardigan version, but there’s a pullover version, too. The eyelet lace detail at the raglan increases makes a simple sweater a special sweater.
The Easy Bulky One by Joji Locatelli
Knitting your first sweater? This might be the perfect starter sweater project for you to try. Bulky weight yarn, a simple shape and design.
It is meant to be worn with ease so it is definitely a cozy winter knit. The kind of sweater you can throw on with anything and everything.
Oxygen by Heidi Kirrmaier
This aran weight cardigan reminds me of a cloud every time I look at the pattern. The details at the yoke elevate the simple shape.
Knit it in a light-as-air yarn and you will definitely feel like you’re wearing a cloud.
Any of these speedy sweaters will bring the cozy and joy to your festive winter season. Happy knitting!
All photos used with permission of the designers.