9 Christmas Sweater Knitting Patterns for the Whole Family
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!
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!
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.
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).
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.
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.
There’s nothing that brings the Christmas cheer faster than kids dressed in fun Christmas sweaters, and these patterns definitely don’t disappoint.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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?
Last updated: October 18th, 2017.