Maybe it’s Mason Dixon Knitting’s upcoming Bang Out A Sweater KAL (they’re knitting Jen Geigley’s Main Squeeze Cardigan) or maybe it’s the flirty spring weather (at least here in the south), but we have cardigans on our mind. From waist-length to thigh-length, to button up to open front, cardigans are the layering piece we love to cozy up in. And what’s better than a cozy cardigan? A handknit cozy cardigan. Here are four newly released cardigans for your cast on consideration.

Geriba Cardigan by Beatriz Rubio

This open front cardigan is far from simple. With fingering weight yarn, work flat from the top down to create a basic raglan-sleeved cardigan. Then add a second color to create a striped color that runs seamlessly around the neck, body, and hemline. This cardigan is available in 10 sizes and calls for 1080-3080 yards of yarn.

Morning Ritual by Annie Lupton

Never be far from the ocean, even during the winter, with this new thigh-length cardigan from Boho Chic Fiber Co. Stranded color work techniques are employed to create the cardigan’s eye-catching motifs, while i-cord edging, drop sleeves and v-neck detailing make it a comfy fitting sweater you want to wake up with. Available in 12 sizes, this cardigan calls for 995-2205 yards of worsted weight yarn.

Brisk Bomber by Heidi May

It’s doesn’t get more comfy than this cardigan from The Velvet Acorn. The Brisk Bomber is knit with super bulky yarn and available in sizes for all members in the family in need of a cozy layering piece. Knit one as small as 2T and as large as adult extra large with 325-985 yards of yarn.

Purl Code Cardigan by Isabell Kraemer

The sweater queen has released the Purl Code Cardigan, a follow up to her Purl Code Sweater released in April 2019.  Work flat from the top down, adding purl stitch lines as random or as strategically as you like. The instructions even include a “purl code alphabet” (based on morse code) so that you can work hidden messages into your work. Available in 9 sizes, this cardigan calls for 1115 – 2133 yards of fingering weight yarn.