Tuesday, February 1, 2011

New ample patterns: The Flugan Cardigan

Today I'm taking a break from yakking about the Waltham. Instead, I want to tell you about another new, beautiful ample pattern I found. Meet Flugan, a lace jacket from Ardilla Feliz.

This fresh, contemporary raglan design comes in an extensive range of sizes; finished bust measurements include 41½ (45½, 49½, 53½, 57½, 61½)”. The designer gives this note about fit: "This sweater was designed with ease built in for optimal fit. Please choose size based on your bust measurement. The fronts on this cardigan are meant to just meet in the middle, not overlap."

This jacket challenges the notion that amples can't wear chunky knits. A larger woman would look great in this sweater, which is made in Tunney Wool Company O-Wool Legacy Bulky, This organic, 100% merino wool comes in truly lovely, soft colors. Check out the color card for yourself.

The jacket sports an interesting back neckline. The straight stockinette would make for some mindless TV knitting and the elbow-length sleeves would do much to underscore your curviness.

I like the lace, which manages to look beautiful without being dainty and delicate. Maybe it's the bulky yarn?

You can download the pattern from O-Wool for only $4.00. Check out the Ravelry pattern page to learn more.

To sum up, all I can say is: so many pretty patterns, so little time! Thank you to designers who create garments in expanded sizes. We need more 60+ garments out there for the ample among us.


  1. WOW! That's lovely! The selection is becoming mind-boggling! Whoo-hoo, soon we ample women are going to have endless wonderful patterns to choose from.

    This is definitely a good trend!
    Let's get to work!

  2. it is a nice looking cardigan.
    The lace pattern is especially pretty...unusual for bulky wool.

  3. I cannot wait to make this cardigan! I love chunky knits, too, but often feel like I can't wear them because I am slightly curvier. I totally think I can rock this, though, and hope others do too! Thanks so much for featuring it!

  4. it's a great sweater, Jocelyn. thank you so much for the larger sizing.