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Our Top Knitting Trends For 2024: Knitting Patterns and Colours

Updated: Feb 10

As we get to the end of January we can look forward to a new season of knitwear in 2024. And what better way to lift your mood is there other than by updating your wardrobe with the most fashionable knits for 2024?

So, get ready to be inspired as we take a closer look at the top knitwear trends that are set to dominate social media and our high streets in the coming months.

So, grab a cup of tea, wait, sit back, and get ready to see what could be on your needles this year..

Spot Sweater by Anna Ventzel

The Most Fashionable Knitwear Designs Going Into 2024

As we dive into the knitting trends for 2024, it's time to unravel the most fashionable knitwear designs that will define this year. Brace yourself for a resurgence of the timeless charm of polka dots, making a bold return to our needles. But that's just the beginning!

·      Polka Dots (again!)

·      The cardigan is definitely having a moment – be it thin and lacey, zipped, librarian style, oversized, long or cabled. In fact, cardi's should be on your knit list all year as it will be a key knitwear trend for all of 2024!

·      Embroidered knits – embroider your old knits to give them a new lease of life.

·      Off the shoulder sweaters with a wide turtle neck

·      Good old v-neck sweaters are back


Knitting Colour Trends for 2024

Colour wise there are three main shades that should be on your yarn list. Cherry or crimson red will be seen everywhere this year, the deeper the saturation the better! Peach is also the Pantone colour of the year. Not always the most flattering of shades for everyone but there are several variations that can suit people. Warmer tones of peach are better for more mature skins for example. Finally lavender or lilac will be big this spring/summer too.


Knitting Patterns for 2024 - Joining the dots: Polka Dots

Runways were full of polka dots for 2024. Have they ever gone away really? They can be relied upon for elegance and impact, as well as fun. This year they need to be big and bold, or incredibly tiny and muted. It is a design everyone can wear as it is ageless and classic.

& Make Aran by The Fibre Co. Spot Sweater by Anna Ventzel

Let’s look at Knitwear Trends for 2024


In the UK, the weather is so appalling that frankly a nice cardigan never goes out of fashion. They can be knitted or crocheted but they will be everywhere.


What are the cardigan style options


Thin, delicate, and lacy cardigans –

Especially nice in the spring summer when you want a pretty layer to put over a dress or tee shirt for a bit of warmth (well here in the UK anyway!) And they also look good with a nice pair of trousers. Think bright colours or pastel hues for 2024.

Knit by Numbers John Arbon DK Priscilla by Marzena Kołaczek


The ‘Librarian’ Cardi

This style of cardigan could be seen as boring but not this year! A plain cardigan with buttons but add vibrant colour and you will be on trend this year. Neutrals are always good as a staple and can look classic and chic with a pair of trousers, jeans, or a skirt too.

Cumbria by The Fibre Co. Coffe Bean by Elizabeth Smith

The Long Cardigan

Layering is a great way to wear your knits and what could be a better over the top than a gorgeous long cardigan. Preferably as long as a dress! Choose cables, patterns or a simple stocking stitch in muted tones or colour they can be a statement piece all on their own whilst adding an extra layer of warmth.

Oversized Cardigan

Embracing a cosy oversized cardi is what we do when we are craving comfort and want a metaphorical warm hug from our knits.

If its got some ‘fluff’ even better! This will add depth and warmth to your knit and make it even more of a go to when the weather is cool and you need something to wrap up in.


Zipped Cardi

These cardis are like a bomber jacket with a zip all the way from the bottom to the top. Perfect for winter or summer when the days are collar they are great to throw over jeans as they are midway between smart casual and comfortable.


Zipper Jacket by PetiteKnit CaMaRose Snefnug

Other trends this year include:


Off the Shoulder Sweater With a Wide Fold Neckline


Think about a ‘bardot’ neckline here. These sweaters are elegent and can be dressed up and down making them a good choice for any occasion.Expect to these everywhere in the shops and designs this year. A simple style with a statement neck they can be knitted in any weight yarn.

Cold Shoulder by Chantal Miyagishima Semilla Grosso BC GARN Aran

Turtleneck Sweater


This year turtleneck sweater are as popular as ever but they will be slim fitting and fine in bright pastel shades. Often knitted in luxury yarns these are another wardrobe staple you could invest time in knitting which would stand the test of time  as they are always in season.

V-Neck Sweater


A V-neck sweater is so easy to incorporate into everyone’s wardrobe. It goes with anything!

This year slouchy V-necks will be the theme with a more relaxed fit. Yay!


Tenant Sweater Neck by Caidree Blue Faced Leicester Fleece 

A Summary of 2024's Knitting Trends and Patterns

As we eagerly step into the world of knitting trends for 2024, it's clear that the coming months will be a celebration of creativity, style, and timeless elegance. Whether you're a seasoned knitter or just picking up your needles for the first time, there's a trend for everyone to explore and embrace.

Polka dots continue to be a steadfast choice, providing a perfect blend of elegance and playfulness. The versatility of this design ensures it remains a classic that transcends age and time. The runway echoes with the rhythmic charm of dots, urging us to embrace boldness or subtlety, whichever suits our style.

Cardigans, in all their glorious variations, take centre stage in 2024. From delicate and lacy options perfect for spring and summer layering to the timeless librarian style, these wardrobe staples are a must-have throughout the year. The long cardigan emerges as a statement piece, offering not only warmth but also an opportunity for artistic expression through cables, patterns, or muted tones.

The oversized cardigan trend invites us to indulge in the comfort of a warm hug from our knits. Fluffy textures add depth, making them an irresistible choice for chilly weather. Zipped cardigans, resembling stylish bomber jackets, seamlessly bridge the gap between smart casual and comfort, making them a versatile addition to any wardrobe.

Off-the-shoulder sweaters with wide turtle necklines and slim-fitting turtleneck sweaters in bright pastel shades dominate the scene, promising elegance and versatility. The classic V-neck sweater, with a contemporary twist in slouchy and relaxed fits, proves to be a timeless addition suitable for any wardrobe ensemble.

In the realm of colours, embrace the richness of cherry or crimson red, the subtlety of peach in its various warm tones, and the soothing allure of lavender or lilac for a trendy touch. These shades not only align with the fashion trends but also provide a perfect canvas for expressing your personal style.

As you embark on your knitting journey in 2024, remember that the beauty of these trends lies not just in their visual appeal but in the joy and satisfaction they bring to the hands that create them. So, grab your yarn, pick your pattern, and knit your way into a year filled with timeless style and creative expression. Happy knitting!

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