Knitting Patterns for tops and sweaters with wide necklines that are great for layering or wearing alone. Updated 4/15/23
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Lace Off-Shoulder Top
Wide neck pullover sweater top with zigzag lace and wide off-shoulder collar. Knit flat in 2 identical pieces with stitches picked up for color. Sizes 38/40 to 46/48. Long Top with Lace in Schachenmayr Catania Color 6652. Sport weight yarn. Available in English and German
Easy drop-sleeve boat neck pullover can be worn vest-like) or alone as a top. Knit flat with a 2 row repeat with a broken rib. Sizes 38 (48)” circumference at bust. Designed by Veronika Jobe. DK weight yarn.
Flattering a-line tunic with wide boat neck and decorative increases that create a swirling pattern. Sizes S, M, L, XL, XXL, XXXL. Designed by Sys Fredens for Hobbii. Fingering weight yarn.
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Luxe Lace Pullover
Wide boat neck sweater with lace at the bottom that makes it great for layering for both occasion and casual outfits. Sizes Finished Bust 40 (44, 48, 52, 56) in. 101.5 (112, 122, 132, 142) cm. Fingering weight yarn. Designed by Lion Brand
Boatneck Raglan Pullover
Wide boat neck sweater worked with a dramatic ribbed yoke. Sizes Finished Chest 32 (36, 41, 46, 51) in. (81.5 (91.5, 104, 117, 129.5) cm). Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Lion Brand
Boat neck pullover sweater worked with a front cable panel. Sizes Bust: 100 (110; 120; 130) cm, 39 inches to 51 inches. DK weight yarn. Designed by André de Castro
Boat neck pullover sweater worked in cables and lace. Wear alone or layered over a tank or camisole. Sizes X-Small (Small, Medium, Large). Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Peyton Nico for Cascade Yarns
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Springfield Top Down Raglan
Short sleeved pullover sweater featuring off-the shoulder neckline, cinched in cable-smocked wais, and cables cascading down the raglan shaping. Sizes 35 ¼”, (38, 42, 44 ¾, 48 ½, 52). DK weight yarn. Designed by Vanessa Ewing
Wide-necked, off-shoulder pullover sweater worked in stocking stitch, with ribbing at the waist and the folded-over neckline. Wear alone or layered over a tank or camisole. Sizes For bust 32, 34, 36, 38, 40 inches; 81, 86, 91, 97, 102 centimeters. Super Bulky weight yarn. Designed by Kim Hargreaves for Rowan
Long sleeved cardigan with wide neckline knit in an 8 row repeat Fractured Lattice pattern stitch. Sizes XS (S, M, L, 1XL, 2XL, 3XL, 4XL, 5XL). Sport weight yarn. Designed by Lori Versaci for Knitty
Long sleeved pullover with wide neckline and yoke detail. Knit from the top down in the round. Sizes 32/34 36/38 40/42 44/46 48/50 inches. DK weight yarn. Designed by Quail Studio for Schachenmayr
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Web version only. Figure-flattering long sleeved pullover with off the shoulder neckline and textured rib. The fold-down collar in delicate cable ribbing can be pulled up into a cowl as the temperatures start to dip. Sizes Finished Bust Circumference: 32 (33.5, 36.25, 40.25, 44.25, 51)” 81.25 (85, 92, 102.25, 112.5, 129.5) cm. DK weight yarn. Designed by Alexis Di Gregorio for Knotions
Forever April Sweater
Fitted long sleeved pullover with off the shoulder neckline shaped with short rows. Sizes S (M,L) – bust 32.5”/82cm (36”/92cm, 40”/101cm) Designed by Life Is Cozy
Off Shoulder Sweater
Long sleeved pullover with off the shoulder neckline and textured rib. Sizes 40/42/44/48 but easily customizable for other sizes. Fingering weight yarn. Designed by Ioana Petrus as Off Shoulder Blouse
Off Shoulder Sweater
Long sleeved pullover with off the shoulder neckline. Knit flat. Sizes XS(S,M,L,XL, XXL). Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Quail Studio
Cozy Big Bell Sweater
Pullover with swinging silhouette with oversized bell sleeves. Knit in 4 pieces with ridged stockinette. Some picking up of stitches at neck sides. Sizes Small - XXXLarge. Designed by Sara Kay Hartmann for Red Heart yarn. Rated easy by the designer. Bulky weight yarn.
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No longer free. Pullover sweater with a wide neckline with cable collar and cabled bell sleeves. Sizes To Fit Bust 32/34" 36/38" 40/42" 44/46" 48/50" 52/54". Knit flat. DK weight yarn. Designed by Sirdar as Sweater in Sirdar Dapple DK 8155. Yarn also available on pattern page.
Pullover sweater with a feminine silhouette, boat neck, lace yoke, against the linear texture of twisted ribbing. Options provided for two body & sleeve lengths as well as instructions for custom sized neck width, sleeves, & side vents. Sizes to fit 30 (34, 38, 42, 46, 50)[54, 58, 62, 66]“/ 75 (85, 95, 105, 115, 125)[135, 145, 155, 165] cm. Sport weight yarn. Designed by Carina Spencer
Pullover sweater with a wide boat neck and optional ribbon embellishment. Sizes Bust 28 (32, 36, 40, 44, 48, 52)”. Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Kristen Hanley Cardozo
This beautiful boat neck pulloversweater features a large, eye-catching cable motif that elegantly transitions into a wide ribbing. Sizes Bust 28 (32, 36, 40, 44) (48, 52, 56, 60)“ / 71 (81, 91.5, 101.5, 112) 122, 132, 142, 152.5 cm. Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Lisa Hannes
Pullover tee top with a wide boat neck and v-shaped yoke. Sizes Bust 28½ (32½, 36½, 40½, 44½) (48½, 52, 56½, 60)”. Sport weight yarn. Designed by Grace Akhrem
Pullover sweater with a wide cowl neck collar. Only two small side seams to sew. Bulky weight yarn. Designed by The Knitty Contessa
Twisting Lights Sweater
Pullover top with cable detail and a wide stretchy neckline that can be worn on the shoulders or off. Sizes Bust 30 [32, 34, 36, 38, 40, 42, 44, 46, 48, 50, 52, 54] inches. Aran weight yarn. Designed by Artesanitarium Designs
River Braid Sweater
This relaxed fit long-sleeved pullover is very easy according to the designer. It’s knit in one piece sideways in garter stitch. A continuous double cable runs up the sleeve, and splits for shaping the neckline.
Dramatically textured, lightweight tunic or cropped pullover in five sizes (XS, S/M, L/1X, 2X/3X, 4X/5X) featuring a bold cable and lace motif with deep, embossed ribbing to finish the hem, sleeve cuffs, and wide neck. Worked in two simple rectangles with a bit of neck shaping, this drop-shoulder design has an easy, slouchy fit. Designed by Anne Hanson.
Two of Wands designed this easy pullover that is great for layering or coverup. Fast knit in worsted yarn on oversized needles. It does include a single crochet stitch for the border.
Go With The Flow Jersey Top
Versatile openwork cropped top can be worn over a dress, tank top, or swimsuit. Super Bulky weight yarn. Designed by Rustiknits Patterns