chunky knit fall sweater with coffee cup

In this post, you will see a roundup of 20 fall sweaters to knit.

Making your own sweaters may not always be the cheapest way of getting a new sweater but it can give you all the fall feels.

Getting cosy with your knitting project, while drinking coffee and watching movies is the perfect way to spend an autumnal afternoon.

cable knit fall sweater in grey yarn

Everyone has a collection of their favourite sweaters for the colder months.

From oversized knits to more fitted pieces, there are knits for everyone’s taste and style.

Making your own cosy, comfortable sweater is a really great way to show off your knitting skills too!

Fall sweater knitting patterns

Sometimes it can be hard to find the type of sweater you want to wear when looking around the shops.

With a specific style in mind, making your own sweater can give you many possibilities. 

From experimenting with different yarns to adapting the size and fit.

cable knit grey fall sweater next to a cup of tea

From knitting your chosen sweater in super bulky yarn or in worsted weight yarn – it’s totally up to you!

If you want to learn more about different types of yarn take a look at this post – Yarn Weights.

There is a handy yarn weights chart in the post that can tell you the weight, name, and the recommended needle/hook size.

mustard sweater being knit on circular knitting needles

Fall Sweaters For Women

The knitting patterns featured in this round-up are all amazing with lots of different styles to choose from. 

Making a hand-knit sweater means that it will last a long time and give you as a maker both new skills and a sense of accomplishment.

From long oversized baggy sweaters, colour block, stripes, cables and fair isle.

fall sweaters to knit including cable designs

All of the sweaters chosen in the round-up have a range of sizes.

They also feature various stitch patterns and techniques.

From beginner, intermediate and advanced there is something for every skill level.

woman drinking from a create mug

If you are a beginner knitter, you can take a look at this learn how to knit page.

With tons of information for you that will help you get started.

From learning how to cast on and off, knitting garter stitch, stockinette stitch and purling.

All of the knitting basics are covered.

the purl stitch knit in grey yarn

For more sweater inspiration, take a look at these posts here;

  • Sweater trends for fall
  • 8 Stylish ideas for your fall oversized knits
  • 12 sweaters you need right now for a cozy fall
  • 10 Beautiful fall dog sweaters

fall sweater knit in cream yarn with cables

Knitting A Sweater For A Beginner Tips

Knitting a sweater may seem like a huge first project but once you get started and take it all bit by bit, it’s really not that bad!

Here are some tips for you…

  • You should be comfortable casting on and casting off, as well as knitting in garter stitch.
  • You should also know how to purl – as this is a commonly used stitch.
  • You will also need to know the basics of increasing and decreasing.
  • You should also be comfortable reading a knitting pattern.
  • And understanding knitting abbreviations and terms. 
  • You should also know your own skill level – which can be helpful when choosing a sweater pattern.

girl with a white knitted hat

Take a look through the list and choose your next WIP!

20 Fall Sweaters To Knit

There is nothing quite like a hand knit sweater that you have made yourself.

From choosing the pattern that suits you the most to selecting your yarn, the whole process is extremely special and unique to you.

Check out these amazing fall sweater patterns and choose your next WIP!

*There is a mix of free and paid patterns in the list*

For more sweater inspiration – follow my knitted sweater board on Pinterest.

Which sweater is going to be your next cast on?

Let me know in the comments below.