The last few seasons have brought a huge change to silhouette in the fashion and sweater worlds, and some of us are quite happy about it. Loose sweaters are back. Not only comfortable and cozy, they are great for all figures (REALLY, I mean it), and getting the right fit is much less fussy. If you’re a skeptic, I suggest trying on some big sweaters in ready-to-wear stores to see just how flattering they can be, and to determine how much ease you like for yourself when knitting your own. While it would have been unthinkable a few years ago, I am now knitting tunics for myself with 8-10 inches of positive ease at the bust and I love them!
You’ll find loads of great examples of this knitting trend at higher end sophisticated stores like Eileen Fisher, Garnet Hill and Nordstrom and they are coming on just as strong at young and trendy stores like Urban Outfitters and Anthropologie. If you need further convincing, a quick search on Pinterest reveals an amazing (and ever changing) assortment of oversized knit tunics and cardigans.
While it’s gratifying to see that this idea is strong for all age groups, size ranges and price points, most of us who knit prefer to make our own. Amanda and I have loved this knitting trend for some time now, so we are pretty happy about Berroco’s collection. Here are a few of my favorites (click on the photos for more information):
Oversized sweaters often look even better in movement, so here are two more of my favorites, in 360 videos: