For most people, the frosty mornings and dark evenings of winter don’t bring much joy. But for us knitters, it’s a different story. The cold weather fills our heads with ideas for new, cosy jumper and scarf patterns to try, and our yarn stashes seem to take on a life of their own! It might feel like spring is just around the corner, but there is still time for you to make and enjoy some gorgeous winter fashions. We’ve rounded up 13 of our favourite chunky knits and cosy patterns that will keep you warm and stylish for the last weeks of winter.
Flare Sleeve Jumper
Stitch up a super-soft and stylish jumper that will keep you warm whenever the temperature drops. While the flared statement sleeves mean this is no ordinary jumper, most of the body and sleeves are worked in stocking stitch, so the pattern is relatively straightforward.
Easy Chunky Scarves
This fringed scarf adds the perfect touch of glamour to a simple winter outfit. Knitted in a classic chunky yarn that shows off the stitch pattern, you can choose between two sizes – the larger version looks great draped over the shoulders and fastened with a belt.
Beginners’ Super Chunky Cardigan
Never knitted a garment before? This cardi is the perfect project for your first try. Aside from the ribbed edging on the sleeves and body sections, the rest of the cardigan is worked in stocking stitch. And because of its slouchy shape, you won’t even have to worry about shaping until you start on the armholes!
Long Super Chunky Cardigan
A super-chunky cardigan is a must-have for the winter months. This garment’s relaxed fit lends itself perfectly to layering, while the metallic yarn adds an extra touch of glam. It’s a great option whether you’re lounging at home or hitting the town.
Pearl Bead Cardigan
How about a cosy knit that’s perfect for a party? This pearl-covered cardi will add an instant dash of understated elegance to your look. Made with a light, soft yarn, simply knit the cardigan and then stitch the beads on after it’s complete.
Chevron Fair Isle Jumper
The earthy tones of this knit are enough to warm the heart even before you put the jumper on! But rest assured, the double-thickness fabric created by the stranded colourwork will keep the winter chills at bay.
Cabled Slouchy Socks
What’s better than snuggling up by the fire on a cold night? Snuggling up by the fire in these slouchy socks! Wear them on their own or peeking out of a pair of boots. But beginners be warned: there are a lot of details to watch out for in this pattern!
Zig-zag Eyelet Jumper
Made with super-soft, self-striping yarn, this lovely jumper pattern is destined to become an instant wardrobe favourite. The stylish eyelet design creates a refined and airy look, yet the thickness of the knit is sure to keep you warm even on the coldest winter day.
Super Chunky Shrug
When it comes to winter, the chunkier the knit the better. This supersized shrug is the perfect addition to a simple long-sleeved top, and when the weather warms up you can even use it as a light jacket. Just watch out for the unusual construction as this project is worked in two halves that are joined together to work the ribbed neck trim.
Moss Stitch Jacket
This boxy jacket in stunning, bold red is just the thing to add a flourish of colour to your outfit. Worked in moss stitch, which gives the fabric a crisp texture, the design includes a subtle fastening created with hook-and-eye tape.
Super Chunky Fisherman’s Rib Scarf
For an incredibly soft scarf that can be knitted up in just a few evenings, try this super-chunky ribbed design. Designer Jo Allport’s handy step-by-step will guide you through the Fisherman’s rib pattern, and once you’ve got that down the rest is a cinch!
Faux Fur Jumper
Create a jumper that you’ll never want to take off with this snuggly roll-neck number. Made by blending two different types of yarns together through a chevron design, it not only feels great but looks fabulous too!
On Trend Furry Sweater
How stylish does this furry jumper look? Made with amazingly soft faux fur yarn, the on-trend pattern is pretty straightforward, meaning it’s one that you can make again and again for friends and family!