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Published on October 13th, 2015 | by Angie

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9 Christmas Sweater Knitting Patterns for the Whole Family

Christmas sweater knitting patterns for the whole family: read more at LoveKnitting

It’s nearing that time of year again, when families gather in front of the fire to decorate the tree and drink hot chocolate. Get your family ready with these Christmas sweater knitting patterns for the whole family. With some intermediate Fair Isle knitting skills, you can make everyone some fantastic Christmas sweaters – break out the needles, it’s time to get knitting! 

Christmas sweater knitting patterns for the whole family: adults

We’re not kids anymore, but it’s still lots of fun to get into the holiday spirit with a zany Christmas sweater! With designs for men and women, LoveKnitting has you covered!

Christmas Elf sweater in James C. Brett Top Value DK

Mens Christmas sweater knitting pattern in James C Brett Top Value DK - get the pattern at LoveKnittingClick this image to add the pattern to your basket

This kooky pattern is a popular design for men, and it’s sure to be a hit at parties this holiday season. The pattern includes instructions for the sweater and the matching hat, and fits men with a chest measurement of 38 – 48 inches (97 – 122 cm). Knitted up in James C. Brett Top Value DK, this sweater is an economical knit that’s also machine washable.

Rudolph sweater in Wendy Mode DK

Christmas sweater knitting patterns for adults: rudolph sweater in Endy Mode DK on LoveKnittingClick this image to download the pattern

This unisex design is cute and comfy, knitted up in Wendy Mode DK, a wool blend yarn that’s low-maintenance and versatile. We can’t get enough of these adorable reindeer, featured on a classic sweater design with set in sleeves. This pattern fits men and women with a chest measurement of 30 – 48 inches (76 – 122 cm).

Perfect Christmas sweater in Susan Crawford Excelana 4 Ply

Christmas sweater knitting patterns: perfect sweater in Susan Crawfor Excelana 4 Ply- download at LoveKnittingClick this image to download the pattern

This classic Fair Isle design is livened up by some fashionable cap sleeves, adding a little bit of a contemporary flair into a traditional design. This sweater fits a chest measurement of 28 – 50 inches (71 – 127 cm), and is knitted up in Susan Crawford Excelana 4 Ply, a 100% wool yarn that’s spun exclusively in North Devon from Exmoor Blueface sheep.

Christmas pudding sweater in James C. Brett Top Value DK

Christmas sweater knitting patterns: christmas pudding sweater in JAmes C Brett Top Value DK on LoveKnittingClick this image to add the pattern to your basket

This fun sweater fits a chest size of 32 – 42 inches (81 – 107 cm), and features a holly design on each sleeve, as well as a traditional Christmas pudding on the main body of the sweater. Knitted up in James C Brett Top Value DK, this sweater is machine washable and easy to care for.

Christmas sweater knitting patterns for the whole family: children

There’s nothing that brings the Christmas cheer faster than kids dressed in fun Christmas sweaters, and these patterns definitely don’t disappoint.

Christmas Sweater with pocket by OGE Knitwear Designs

Christmas sweater knitting patterns: children's pocket sweater by OGE Knitwear Designs on LoveKnittingClick this image to download the pattern

This classic creation fits kids from 6 months to 2 years old, and features a snazzy pocket on the front, as well as reindeer and hearts in the main design. The pattern includes charts for the colorwork portion of the pattern, and features King Cole Merino Blend DK, a 100% pure wool yarn that’s super soft and machine washable.

Junior Christmas Cardigan in Susan Crawford Excelana 4 Ply

christmas sweater knitting patterns: junior cardigan in susan Crawford Excelana 4 ply on LoveKnittingClick this image to download the pattern

This contemporary cardigan fits kids from ages 1 – 8, and features a button closure and Susan Crawford Excelana 4 Ply yarn in two shades.  This yoke design is reminiscent of traditional Nordic knits, and will be a fantastic gift for the little one in your life.

Rudi sweater by Vikki Bird

Christmas sweater knitting patterns: Rudi by Vikki Bird on LoveKnittingClick this image to download the pattern

Knitted flat in Hayfield Bonus Aran yarn, this sweater knits up quick and comfy. The reindeer is created using the intarsia technique, and fits children from 2 – 7 years old (22 – 26 inch, 55 – 60 cm chest measurement).

christmas sweater knitting patterns for the whole family: pets

Furry friends are an important member of the family, and these patterns are sure to keep them cozy and stylish this holiday season. Wondering if Fido needs a sweater? Check out our investigation into dog sweaters.

Canine Christmas Sweater by Moon Eldridge

Christmas sweater knitting patterns: canine christmas sweater by Moon Eldridge on LoveKnitting Click this image to download the pattern

This gorgeous canine Christmas sweater is worked from side to side, with stitches picked up for the leg holes, collar, and underside of the chest. The pattern comes in sizes from extra small to large, and uses Manos del Uruguay Maxima Semi Solid, a 100% merino wool yarn in a range of stunning shades.

P06 Cabled Dog Sweater by KnitsyCrochet

Christmas sweater knitting patterns: cabled dog sweater by Knitsycrochet Click this image to download the pattern

This cute and cabled sweater is worked from the neck down, with seed stitch edging. The cable panel is provided as a chart in the pattern, and features Stylecraft Special Aran, a versatile, low-maintenance yarn that’s a perfect choice for a dog sweater.

These patterns are perfect for getting you in the holiday spirit, even in October. With designs for the whole family, you could create an enviable and adorable family Christmas card this year!

Who will you be knitting for this year?

 

 

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