Make your first handmade jumper! 10 easy knit and crochet pullovers for beginners

Have you recently started to learn how to knit or crochet? If so, you probably have a hat, scarf or mobile phone cover on your list of projects to do. We share lots of home ideas and accessories in our Katia magazines and on the website. Furthermore, these models are quick to make using large size needles and chunky yarns. However, what about putting your skills to the test and making a bigger garment? In fact, we want to motivate you to knit or crochet your first jumper!  If you think this is a difficult and timely project… think again. These 10 easy jumpers for beginners will make you change your mind. Get your needles and hooks ready because once you have made your first jumper, you’ll want to make them all!

jumpers for beginners

Easy jumpers for beginners

Simple does not have to mean boring! As illustrated by this easy and fun maxi jumper. Furthermore, there is an explanatory video tutorial to follow whilst you knit it. You only need to know how to knit the basic stitches using large size needles and a few balls of Ingenious Big. This winter, feel proud to tell the world that the jumper you are wearing has been handmade by you.

Multicolour Trend

We hope that this image manages to convey the beauty, softness and light weight of this three quarter sleeve jumper. You only need 2 balls of Setakid Moda cake yarn, the new yarn from Concept by Katia, to make it. Plus a pair of size 13 (U.S.)/(9 mm) knitting needles. Download the free pattern and knit this jumper in no time at all. Moreover, the mohair, silk, wool and viscose blend is available in range of soft fashion colours. Your first 100% deluxe jumper!

free pattern

Katia Shadow is an easy yarn to knit thanks to its composition and chunky weight. Furthermore, its colour range adds a personal touch full of emotion. Make a short knit jumper to suit your style using the new and powerful Shadow colour combinations!

short knit easy jumper

Knit easy prints

Scottish tartans, or plaids, are a classic that never go out of fashion. However, to achieve this type of design you must be able to master colour changes and jacquard stitch. Except if you knit this sweater with Magic Diamonds Flash one of our Planned Colour Pooling yarns.

Scottish tartans sweater

Convert any basic pattern into a stunning garment with the range of Perfect Cycle yarns. Here, we propose an asymmetrical print jumper knitted with 3 balls of Melody Jacquard Print. Stand out from the crowd in a soft multicolour effect jacquard design. It’s that easy!

asymmetrical print jumper

Take a casual approach to making this knit pullover. Then, only two balls later you’ll be proudly wearing a jacquard motif jumper. It’s that easy with Katia Easy Jacquard!

jacquard motif jumper

Crochet easy jumpers

If you are learning to crochet, this jumper made from Azteca Degradé is within reach of your crochet hook. You only need to know double crochet, single crochet and chain stitch to make this wide, boxy shaped jumper. Furthermore, there are no increases or decreases… Such easy Crochet! In fact, you can find this pattern in our Easy Knits magazine for beginners.

Easy crochet jumpers

If you enjoy making crochet granny squares, you are going to love this jumper! Create an oversized pullover with puffed sleeves from large crochet squares. It’s both easy and daring!

granny square pullover

If you dare to try a basic eyelet stitch, here is an elegant crochet sweater made with Tencel-Merino. Make a jumper suitable for any occasion. Moreover, increase your crochet skills whilst working this attractive diagonal eyelet stitch.

Crochet easy jumper

If in doubt, a slipover

If you are still not ready to knit or crochet your first jumper, relax and enjoy making your first slipover. Follow any or the featured patterns to create a sleeveless sweater. For instance, like this modern, youthful design made from only 2 balls of Twisted Paint. You only need to join the front and back to create your first slipover with deep armholes. Next -or after a while- you can easily knit some sleeves and convert your slipover into your first jumper. 😛  Enjoy making progress, surprise yourself and last, but not least, make your first handmade jumper with Katia!

easy knitting waistcoat