5 Easy Oversized Sweaters You’ll Want to Knit and Live In
Search any clothing store site and you will find a plethora of cute, oversized sweaters to cozy up in this winter. As we are knitters, this trend is right up our alley! We’ve assembled a list of our top 5 favorite easy, oversized sweaters to knit and wear this winter. And don’t limit yourself to daytime wear. Falling asleep in one of these comfy garments will cozy up your dreams and have you feeling pampered and well-rested. It has nothing to do with falling asleep on the couch in the middle of a bite of comfort food while Netflix binging.
1. The Killarney Tunic by Sarah Solomon, Interweave Knits Winter 2017
This oversized tunic is ideal for the sweater novice; the simple but entertaining slip-rib stitch found at the hem, cuffs, and sides keep your interest, and the long stretches of stockinette stitch make this project ideal for zoning out in front of the TV, knitting with friends, or listening to an audiobook or podcast. Two Interweave editors have cast on this project, but only one has finished it as of yet (the other is coming along!), but I can attest, she wears it all the time . . . because it’s me.
2. The Madame George Pullover by Annie Lupton, Interweave Knits Fall 2017
Miles of satisfying texture stitch soothes the fingers and the soul while knitting the Madame George Pullover by Annie Lupton. This sweater is easily modified into an oversized, tunic-length sweater—just purchase two more skeins of Brooklyn Tweed Loft than recommended for your preferred size, and add a few more inches to the hem. Knitscene editor, Hannah Baker, already finished her Madame George (in green, of course), and wears it regularly. She also blogged about it here; find out tips and tricks to make any sweater fit you perfectly.
3. Angelina Pullover by Mary Anne Benedetto, Interweave Knits Fall 2017
Interweave Knits Fall 2017 is packed with beautiful, wearable garments and accessories, but there was a clear standout in the collection—the Angelina Pullover. With nearly 2000 likes on Ravelry, this top down, simple, cabled yoked pullover is an ideal project for an intermediate-beginner to expert knitter. Read here about my own Angelina Pullover made for my mom this Christmas. It’s a beautiful design that unintentionally ended up as a tunic-length pullover—but hey, she loves it.
4. Tyk Cardigan by Kirsten Singer-Joel, knitscene Winter 2017
This is the chunky, soft, oversized cardigan that nights curled up by the fire are made of. The Tyk Cardigan is worked in a super simple broken rib stitch on US size 13 needles for the body; this cardigan will fly off your needles in one weekend of knitting. Choose either of the Blue Sky Fibers recommended for the entire cardigan or Bulky for the body and Extra for the sleeves; we recommend using both to experience working with two beautiful yarns in one project.
5. The Lumi Tunic by Sarah Solomon, knit.wear Fall/Winter 2017
It’s become a bit of a trend with us—large expanses of textured stitch on a long tunic are both pleasing to the eyes and the interest of a knitter. The allover diamond rib stitch pattern on the Lumi Tunic is easy to remember—no need to look at the chart after a few rows—and the rest is a breeze. Choose a size with 8-10 inches of positive ease for a true oversized fit. My sister selected this tunic for her 30th birthday present—in black; my eyes thank her deeply, but it is still made with love.
So what do you think? Are there more we missed? Let us know!