Plus size knitting patterns that will make you swoon
As a larger lady, it can be tough to find beautiful sweaters to knit. Many designers don’t make their patterns in large enough sizes, meaning we either have to do complicated math or we miss out on making the garments we would truly like to. This week, however, we’ve gathered up a dozen lovely plus size knitting patterns that are available in a 2X and larger.
It can be especially hard to find dress or tunic patterns that come in plus, but fear not, because the Modern Tunic by VERSACIKNITS offers instructions up to a 6X, or 64″ (162.5 cm) bust. It would look lovely in Plymouth Yarn Encore DK.
The stunning Trail Hoodie by Marly Bird is available up to a 58 1/4 in (148 cm) bust. This sweater is on my frog or finish list for 2016, and the detailed cables and broken rib would look nice in Cascade 200 Sport or Lang Yarns Baby Alpaca.
Bisbee by Stephannie Tallent is part sweater and part blouse, available up to a 54 in bust. The fluttering sleeves and intricate details would look lovely knit up in Lang Yarns Silkmerino or Patons Silk Bamboo.
Who says larger ladies can’t enjoy a nice cropped top, too? The Top-Down Cropped Sweater by Sue McCain, available up to a 6X, is simple and cute, with an open stitch that would look great over a contrasting-color tank top (or if you feel especially bold, bra). A light cotton or blend like Plymouth Yarn Dandelion or Berroco Weekend would make this sweater work in any weather.
The Concord Vest by Triona Murphy is a cute, fitted top that’s available up to a 53 inch bust. It looks cute over a blouse as pictured, but would also work in warmer seasons as a tank top. We really love this in Malabrigo Arroyo, a 100% merino wool DK weight yarn in a stunning spectacle of shades.
Cawdor by Emily Williams is beautiful and bold, with an open cowl neck and cable detail. It’s available up to a 56 in (142 cm) bust, and looks great in a bight bold yarn. MillaMia Naturally Soft Aran is a wonderful choice for a sweater – the colors are gorgeous, and the yarn itself is soft and snuggly.
The Marais Pullover by Triona Murphy is a simple hoodie with a kangaroo pocket available up to a size 3X. Knit in sport weight, it would look lovely in a variegated yarn like Malabrigo Arroyo or something solid like Berroco Cosma.
Late Bloom by Kate Heppell is a lovely sweater available up to a 62 in (159 cm) bust. The opposing color lace panel in the front draws the eye to your beautiful torso, and this piece would look great in King Cole Baby Alpaca DK.
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Last updated: January 14th, 2016.