Tops With Flare Knitting Patterns
These sweaters and tops feature peplums, a-line silhouettes or draping that flatter your figure.
To get the knitting patterns, scroll down the page to the individual pattern you want and click on the link to that pattern.
These patterns are not my designs but links to other designers who have generously shared their patterns. If you have questions about how to knit a specific pattern, please contact the designer directly.
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Free Knitting Patterns
Bay Laurel Tunic
This flattering sleeveless tank top is knit flat in two pieces and features overlapping construction and a leaf lace border. Great for layering. Designed by Julie Turjoman. XS [S, M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X]
Casual Cables Sweater
Long sleeved cable pullover features a stitch pattern that gives a flattering flare to the hem. Designed by Patons. Small, Medium, Large
This easy sleeveless tank features a wide, draping hem. Designed by Amy Christoffers for Berroco. Sizes Bust – 32(36-40-44-48-52-56-60)”
This garter stitch cardigan features flattering panels that flare at the hips. Size S – XXXL. Pictured project by SpinningWitch
Walking Bird Cardigan
This cable and lace long-sleeved pullover sweater by DROPS Design is worked for the top down. Size: S – XXXL.
Anhinga 2 Pullover
Cardigan to Love
Cable Luxe Tunic
This dramatic sweater designed for Lion Brand is a gorgeous addition to any wardrobe, featuring a beautiful cabled yoke and a slightly belled body and belled sleeves. SIZE: Small, Medium, Large, 1X, 2X in two lengths.
Patterns for Purchase
This long sleeved pullover sweater features a flattering A-line silhouette with a lace motif on the front that with a whimsical, romantic feel that gives the hem a scalloped shape. Sizes 39 (42, 45, 48, 51, 54)” Bust
Reverse-stockinette triangles create the flared hem and cuffs of this flattering scoop-neck sweater. Sizes: 34(37,40,44)”
This textured long-sleeved pullover is one of 29 patterns in Easy Textured Knits ebook.
This easy tunic or vest is perfect for layering all year-round, over pants, skirts, shorts, and leggings. Perfect for beginners. To fit: XS (S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL)
Using a Japanese cable and lace pattern to adorn the collar, Pamela Powers tailors this cardigan with pleats for a flattering drape.
Peplum and Pleat Jacket
This jacket combines a flared peplum and princess-line shaping for a finely tailored knitted jacket with femininity to spare.
Sous Sous Top
Another amazing design by Norah Gaughan. This figure-flattering long-sleeved pullover sweater features a cable front and is great for layering. Bust: 52 (60, 68)”
The fit and flare silhouette gives an hourglass look, the gathered sweetheart neckline creates a beautiful bust and neck, and the soft center panel skims over the tummy with a height-enhancing vertical line. Available in petite to plus sizes!
Terry is a knitting late-bloomer, learning to knit as an adult from Internet tutorials, because she wanted a craft that was useful, fun, and portable. Knitting hats for cancer patients inspired her to design her own patterns—available for free at her blog, intheloopknitting.com. Terry met her husband Ken at a science fiction convention and moved to the Kansas City area to be with him more than 30 years ago. Terry supports her yarn stash by creating websites and other digital media. Terry firmly believes in Knitting in Public—it's a great conversation starter!