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Tops With Flare Knitting Patterns

by | Aug 26, 2016 | Clothing, Featured, Pullover Sweaters, Sweaters, Tops

Knitting Patterns for Tops with Flare. Most patterns are free

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

Free Knitting Pattern for Cable Yoke Pullover

Cable Yoke Pullover

12 row repeat cable and stockinette stitch A-line pullover worked mostly in the round. Worsted weight yarn. XS (S, M, L, XL, 2XL) Designed by Tian Foley

Free Knitting Pattern for Bay Laurel Tunic

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]

Free Knitting Pattern for Casual Cables Sweater

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

Free Knitting Pattern for Easy Filia Top


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)”

Free Knitting Pattern Pleated Jacket

Pleated Jacket

This garter stitch cardigan features flattering panels that flare at the hips. Size S – XXXL. Pictured project by SpinningWitch

Free Knitting Pattern for Walking Bird Cardigan

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)

Free Knitting Pattern Graphite Pullover

Graphite Pullover

Norah Gaughan’s long-sleeved pullover sweater for Berroco features an a-line silhouette and is knit seamlessly from the bottom up. XS, (S, M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X)

Free Knitting Pattern for Bretagne Pullover


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.

Free Knitting Pattern for Emily Sweater

Emily Sweater

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

Free Knitting Pattern for Winter Flair Sweater

Winter Flair

This cable and lace long-sleeved pullover sweater by DROPS Design is worked for the top down. Size: S – XXXL.

Free Knitting Pattern for Inez Top


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)”

Free Knitting Pattern for Pathways Vest

Pathways Vest

Amy Gunderson’s vest flares out in front from a low ribbed fitted back to create a flattering drape. The front lace can also be wrapped around shoulders or neck as a shawl.

Free Knitting Pattern Anhinga Pullover Sweater

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)”

Free Knitting Pattern for Cardie to love

Cardigan to Love

Linda Cyr’s cardigan sweater features flared lace skirt and sleeve hems. Sizes S,M,L,1X,2X

Image of Cable Luxe Tunic

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.

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Patterns for Purchase

Knitting Pattern for Meara Tunic

Meara Tunic

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

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Flared Pullover Knitting Pattern and more sweater knitting patterns

Flared Pullover

Reverse-stockinette triangles create the flared hem and cuffs of this flattering scoop-neck sweater.  Sizes: 34(37,40,44)”

Knitting Pattern for Peplum Pullover

Peplum Pullover

This textured long-sleeved pullover is one of 29 patterns in Easy Textured Knits ebook.

Knitting Pattern for Rahat Top

Rahat Top

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)

Knitting Pattern for Nora's Sweater

Nora’s Sweater

Using a Japanese cable and lace pattern to adorn the collar, Pamela Powers tailors this cardigan with pleats for a flattering drape.

Knitting Pattern for Peplum and Pleat Jacket

Peplum and Pleat Jacket

This jacket combines a flared peplum and princess-line shaping for a finely tailored knitted jacket with femininity to spare.

Knitting Pattern for Sous Sous Top

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)”

Evangeline Tunic Knitting Pattern-PDF

Evangeline Tunic

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!

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Terry Matz

meTerry 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, 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!

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