The world of fashion has fallen in love with fluted sleeves, so join the fun and knit yourself flutey!
I’ve noticed a lot of fluted sleeves gracing the arms of models in magazines and on the catwalk of late, and I love them! Every time I spy a jumper I love with fluted sleeves in a shop, I admire it and then think, “I could make that!” (hands up, knitters, if you do the same?)
So, with that in mind, with the help of our fabulous Independent Patterns team (thank you Ella!) we have found you some gorgeous fluted sleeved sweaters and cardies to knit at home…
Dainty lace fluted cuffs are absolutely delicious on this beautiful cardigan by Mary Annarella, with a sweet shawl neckline to match! This will take you from spring into summer, and it’s a fun 4ply (fingering weight) knit. The cardi here is pictured in Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light, but your favourite 4ply yarn will work beautifully here. I love the way the semi-solid hand dye lifts the stocking stitch sections.
Look at those gorgeous fluted sleeves! Genia is a fabulous combination of some cablework and garter stitch flute shaped sleeves, which adds up to a very satisfying knit! This is a DK weight jumper, so you can use any DK – and I’d be very tempted indeed to use a yarn with some structure and a good twist to really show off those cable stitches. Lang Yarns Merino 120 is a delicious 100% merino wool that comes in a fabulous range of shades, or the fabulous Rooster Almerino DK, 50% merino, 50% alpaca that will really help those sleeves drape.
If you love a simple lace motif, this is elegance itself! Matching cuffs and hemline, in a 4ply (fingering) weight – what a joyously sweet sweater! This is knitted in beautiful Baa Ram Ewe Titus, and that slight halo comes from the 25% alpaca in the yarn, which helps with the drape the flared tunic shape and sleeves. Adriafil Azzurra is a great value choice yarn, in a beautiful range of colours, or try a shot of silk with Crystal Palace Panda Silk Solids, which combines merino wool, silk and bamboo.
Build your own cardigan – that’s what this fabulous pattern is all about! Uniform contains all you need to tailor a cardigan to your precise specifications, and if that’s fluted sleeves – then you can do it here. It’s an easy to follow pattern with step by step instructions throughout. Choose between DK or worsted/aran weights, three different bbody shapes(A-line, fitted or none) and fitted or bell-shaped sleeves and different necklines and pockets. It barely seems possible to give you a yarn choice for this one, but seeing as I am dreaming of a mustard cardi, my choice must be the gorgeous BC Garn Hamelton Tweed 1! I have just ordered a ball of the HX26 shade, which is a rich mustard to take it for a test swatch drive and see if it’s the yarn for my dream cardigan!
Have you spotted a fluted beauty which you’d like to tackle?
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