Top 5 Free Aran Jumper Knitting Patterns for Men

Whether you call it an aran, cable knit or fisherman's jumper, there's a lot of joy to be had from knitting yourself, or someone else, one of these traditional jumpers. Here's a collection of our favourite free aran jumper patterns for you to get your needles into.

Raglan Cabled Pullover

Traditionally fisherman's jumper would have been made in undyed yarn, so all that lovely lanolin (sheep oil) stayed in the fibres and kept the sailors nice and dry. This pattern by Lion Brand made in Wool Ease Thick & Quick may be made of modern fibres, but the style and natural tones definitely give it an authentic feel.

Guido Sweater

It may not be a traditional aran jumper, but this really beautiful take on the cabled classic is a must have make from Debbie Bliss. With an elegant cable edging to this V neck sweater it's a great beginners introduction to get to grips with those twisty cable designs.

Straum Sweater

This pattern takes the traditional aran design and uses it to create a satisfying panel of cables. With a neckline that gives a nod to the current trend of 90's retro you'll be knitting up a style icon!

Shop amazing aran yarn picks

  • Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran

    Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran

    55% Merino Wool 33% Acrylic 12% Cashmere, 50g (1.8oz)

  • Paintbox Yarns Wool Mix Aran

    Paintbox Yarns Wool Mix Aran

    50% Wool 50% Acrylic, 100g (3.5oz)

  • Berroco Lanas

    Berroco Lanas

    100% Wool, 100g (3.5oz)

The Hayfield Bonus Aran

This classic jumper pattern by Hayfield has a beautifully intricate ‘Celtic knot’ design on interlacing cables, bordered on each side by a thin rope cable. With lots of twists and turns to get your needles into it can be worked in aran or worsted yarn.

The Northshore Cardigan

This timeless Northshore Cardigan by Lion Brand is classic grandad chic to a tee. With gorgeous cables running the length of the arms, this cardigan is cosy, comfortable and easy to wear.

Cabled Heather for Him

This gorgeous aran knit jumper from Cascade is effortlessly stylish, with a classic cable design this is one jumper that will never go out of fashion.