DIY Norse Sweaters and Chunky Knits

Posted by on Dec 12, 2021

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Everything's better with a sweater, for sure. Now that the weather is getting nippy and bare arms are being covered by light jackets, it's time to prepare for the coming sweater season. For Fall 2014, Nordic patterns and chunky sweaters are all the rage on the runways. You can mimic the trend with these beautiful DIY patterns and techniques that will leave you craving the comfort and coziness of a sweater year round.

Open Chunky Crochet Sweater
Cardigans are a cold-weather classic and wardrobe staple. This chunky Woodbury cardigan  features gorgeous dimples and would pair perfectly with a chambray wrap dress and riding boots.
Open Knit Sweater
This neat two-tone open-knit pullover is a breathable option for all seasons. Made with different colored T-shirt yarn, even the material is DIY. A unique sweater to layer and love.
Safety Pin Sweater
A simple but fun safety pin pattern is perfect to emulate the timeless Nordic style. Grab your favorite sweater, and try this Fair Isle technique now. Although the blog that originally shared this idea, Boat People Boutique, is no longer with us, the brilliant idea lives on.
Chunky Cabled Knit Cardigan Pattern
Midwinter Cardigan
Welcome winter in the comfiest way possible. This chunky braided knit cardigan will get you thinking about those chilly winter days and how a nice cup of cocoa and this cardi will make you feel. This knitting pattern is for intermediate skill level knitters. You'll need to know how to cable, set in sleeves, and do a 3 needle bind off. This pattern is made by Andrea Knits and we love it! 
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Fair Isle Cardigan
A nice accent to a plain cardi, this embroidered Fair Isle pattern can be perfect for any warm piece of clothing you have for the chilly months. Sometimes, a basic unexpected touch like this makes a bold fashion statement to remember.
Nordic Fair Isle Sweater Knitting Pattern
Norwegian Winter Sweater
This knit sweater gives a classic look with a comfortable modern loose fit. This intermediate knitting pattern comes in sizes S-L. Download the pattern by Katrine H and be ready for winter with style.
Nordic inspired Pattern
Translate this Nordic screen print onto a tee, sweater or even at the bottom of a pant leg. The possibilities are endless and ever so trendy. Have fun with it!


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