When it comes to fall knitting, we’re the kind of overly excited, avid knitters who always get started on our projects for chilly weather much earlier than the average bear. This is because we know, from experience in previous years, that the earlier we start knitting for fall, the more finished garments we’ll have done by the time the temperature drops, meaning we’ll actually get to wear and enjoy them, rather than scrambling to finish things during the perfect season and then having to put them aside until the next time fall rolls around! Last year, we went through a bit of a cardigan phase, knitting a number of them in different weights and styles for ourselves and also for several of our family members as well. Because we used quality yarn and did quite a lovely job of those, if we do say so ourselves, those cardigans are still in great condition and don’t need replacing yet, so we’ve decided to change garment types this fall in order to stop ourselves from knitting the same thing all the time! That’s why we’ve been on the hunt for fantastic fall pullover patterns that we can start now and finish before the leaves fall.
Just in case you’re as interested in knitting fantastic pullover sweaters this fall as we are, if not more, here are 15 of the best patterns and designs we’ve come across so far in our annual search!
1. In Stillness sweater
Even though we’re quite advanced knitters, there’s just something so appealing about taking the time every once in a while to knit quite a simple sweater, both in stitching pattern and construction, so that we have something casual but lovely looking to wear on a chilly fall morning. That’s why we love this pattern from Love Knitting so much! It’s simple enough to be a sort of pallet cleanser pattern for experience knitters but also to be an introductory one for people who are only knitting their first or second sweater ever. At the same time, the simple ribbing around the yoke keeps everyone interested visually while you’re wearing the garment and while you’re knitting it.
2. River braid sweater
Are you actually the kind of person who adores patterns that give you an awesome feature detail that really draws the eye and gives you alternating sections of ease and interest while you’re still constructing the sweater? Well, if you’re ever been a big fan of cables, we have a feeling this stunning braided pattern featured on Craftsy might be right up your alley! They show you how to construct a wonderfully thick braid down the entire length of the arm and around the neckline, keeping the rest of the torso quite simple so that the work you put into the cabling effect really stands out.
3. Sprague Lake pullover
Did we really catch your attention when we started talking about cables but you’re actually more of a classic twist lover and you’d prefer a V-neck style of pullover? Maybe you’re actually just such an intense cable lover that you’d much prefer a pattern that simply involves a lot more cabling than any of the ones you’ve seen so far. In either case, we’d definitely suggest taking a look at this fantastic cabled V-neck outlined nice and clearly in this patter from Interweave.
4. Hague sweater
Are you quite an experienced knitter indeed, so you’re actually looking for a pullover that combines cables, braids, and several other interesting looking elements all in one place? Then we think perhaps we might have found just the pattern and design for you! Check out how Michele Wang made a horizontally ridged sweater that features both classic simply twisted cables and more intricate woven designs across the front.