These sweaters and tops feature peplums, a-line silhouettes or draping that flatter your figure. Updated 2/8/23
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Classic Faux Cardigan
Short sleeved pullover with a split front flares out slightly to give a cardigan look. Rated easy by Ravelrers. Worsted weight yarn. Sizes Bust: 32 (36, 40, 44, 48, 52)”. Designed by Cathy Payson
Short sleeved pullover with a flattering empire waist and A-line silhouette that flares at hips. DK weight yarn. Sizes To Fit Bust: 32in to 42in. Designed by Twilleys of Stamford
Baw Baw Sweater
Long sleeved tunic length pullover with a flattering flared body. Knit seamlessly from the top down in all knit stitches. Designed to be knit with 2 strands of sock yarn held together it's perfect for stashbusting. But it could also be adapted to one strand of worsted weight. Designed by Sandra Levey
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.
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]
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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)”
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Walking Bird Cardigan
Kristin Hansen’s flirty cardigan features a skirted bottom. This would look great over leggings as well as jeans! Great with multi-color yarn. Small (Medium, Large, 1X, 2X)
Rachel Søgaard’s easy long-sleeved pullover sweater features a flattering skirt that can be worn as a tunic or lengthened to a dress. Available in English, German, and Danish. XS/S (M) L/XL. Ravelrers have rated this pattern as easy.
Lorna Miser designed this short-sleeved cardigan with a flattering shape. This versatile style can be worn alone, as a jacket over a dress, or layered over a sweater. Sizes S,M,L,1X,2X
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This cable and lace long-sleeved pullover sweater by DROPS Design is worked for the top down. Size: S – XXXL.
Emily Nora O’Neil’s sleeveless tank top features a lace handkerchief hem that creates a flattering flowing silhouette. Bust – 34(38½-42½-46½-51-55-59)”
Anhinga 2 Pullover
Norah Gaughan’s long-sleeved pullover sweater for Berroco features a swingy, bias-knit front panel and a casual rolled collar. Bust – 31(35-39-43-47-51)”
Cardigan to Love
Linda Cyr’s cardigan sweater features flared lace skirt and sleeve hems. Sizes S,M,L,1X,2X
This garter stitch cardigan features flattering panels that flare at the hips. Size S – XXXL. Pictured project by SpinningWitch
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Manon Sweater by Debbie Bliss
Flattering long-sleeved pullover is a richly cabled sweater shaped into the waist with a figure flattering peplum. Sizes to Fit Bust: 81cm to 107cm / 32 in to 42 in. Designed by Debbie Bliss. DK weight yarn.
Flattering short-sleeved pullover top with a flared bottom is a top-down raglan knit and is an easy travel or TV project requiring very little concentration. The body of the top is made up of stockinette panels with twisted rib stitches in between. The shirt is flattering on most body shapes, fitted in the bust area and flaring out in a peplum. Sizes XS, S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL, 4XL, 5XL. Designed by Bigger Than Life Knits. Fingering weight yarn.
Flattering tank shaped to accentuate your waist with flirty peplum. Knit in 4-row repeat moss stitch and twisted stitches. Sizes Extra Small (Small, Medium, Large, 1X, 2X, 3X, 4X). Designed by Amy Gunderson. DK weight yarn.
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
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)
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!