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Thursday, November 21, 2019

7 Of The Best Knitwear Styles For Plus Size

If there are 3 things that we love most about the fall and winter, it’s snuggling up next to the fire during those long cold nights, pecan pie and knitwear. No matter if it’s sweaters, cardigans or ponchos - as long as it’s cozy and warm - we’re sold- especially if you wrap up in a cosy scarf too.

In this article, we are sharing some of the best knitwear for plus size that we are loving for Fall 2019. Which one is your favorite look?

Featured Image: Curves On A Budget

What's the best knitwear material for curves?


For a super warm and snuggly fit,  look for pure wool knits. Acrylic, polyester or nylon may be cheaper but the real deal is a whole lot warmer. If it's super soft woolies that you want, look out for merino wool, alpaca or cashmere. Wool is gorgeous on curves and will suit every body type.


A lot of knitwear that is actually affordable is probably going to be made out of acrylic or at least contain a large percentage of it. Acrylic is basically like a wool alternative but unlike wool, it’s not a natural fiber, so it’s not biodegradable. Depending on the quality of the fabric, acrylic can cling to your body so make sure to check the quality before purchasing.


You’ll find polyester used a lot in plus size knitwear as polyester’s elasticity gives it a bit of stretch. It's a great material for plus size knitwear because the stretch allows versatility and helps to make knitted fabrics more flattering. 


If acrylic is like wool then nylon is like merino. It’s really soft and nice to wear and is used a lot in fine knits. We love nylon for curves.


Knitwear made from cotton or cotton mix fabrics are soft, fine or chunky knits that are biodegradable and, if made from organic cotton, are sustainable too. 

Amber and VANILLA Wool-Blend Poncho - Navabi

This plain, block color poncho from amber and VANILLA is available in navy, black or anthracite (dark grey). We love it for layering up your look on a cold crisp fall day. Shop plus size ponchos here.

Super Soft Grey Plush Longline Cardigan - Torrid

This grey marl cardigan from Torrid falls to the knee and has an open front. It even has pockets! Wear with jeans and a cute slogan tee for a casual fall look.

Feelin’ Raw About It Open Front Cardigan - Soncy

It’s all about the raw edges in this Soncy cardigan. The cute baby pink cardigan has an open front and pockets. So good for an everyday casual look and super flattering too. Style it with leggings or jeans and white sneakers.

Plus Camel Batwing Sweater - Pretty Little Thing

Pretty Little Thing’s Batwing Sweater is available in both black or camel. The loose fit sweater with a crew neck is so versatile; style it with chinos or trousers for a smart style or with jeans or leggings and boots for an off-duty look.

Tie-Waist Cardigan - Eloquii

Throw on this tie-waist cardigan for a Sunday brunch look and you’re good to go. The cotton mix knit with an open front and a multi-tie waist is available in oxblood, toffee, and true black.

Cashmere Merino Wool Jumper - Anna Scholz

This block-color jumper from Anna Scholz is all about the natural fibers and we are here for it!  We love the diamond pattern and balloon sleeves on this knit.

Caramel Fringe Ruana Wrap - Torrid

This oversized Ruana wrap is basically like wearing a soft blanket with an oversized plaid pattern on one side and a herringbone pattern on the other side to guarantee it will match your fall outfits. Its open front and wrap sleeves lets you style it a variety of different ways! 

From crochet, woven, cabled or felted, there are so many styles to choose from. What’s your go-to knitwear style?

 For more Insyze style guides check out our Favorite Ethical Plus Size Brands

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