14 collared knits you'll be desperate to wear

Published on November 9, 2020 By Milly Youngs 4 min read

Winter knit season is upon us, and this year there's one new item on everyone's make list - the collared sweater. This 70s wardrobe staple has been given an elegant update. Keep it sleek with a rib knit and peter pan collar, or adopt a more sporty look with a knitted polo shirt. Team with wide-leg trousers or a slouchy bottom half for minimum effort and maximum style.

1. The weekend stroll

Soft, fluffy, warm, and stylish, this sweater is top of our knitting wishlist this winter! Sarah Hatton’s design features smart cables combined with broken ribbing to create a pattern that really stands out. She has added a split collar for a modern touch and has knitted her sweater using Rowan’s bulky Cocoon yarn, which comes in 24 sophisticated colors.

Hawksmoor
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Hawksmoor

By sarah hatton

2. The autumnal pullover

This pullover shirt looks just as good working from home, as it does on a forest stroll. In seven sizes to knit in soft fingering yarn, the design features an openwork textured pattern in front, with set-in sleeves and back in sleek stockinette. The front placket, hem, and collar are knit in a coordinating rib. Try it with Fyberspates Scrumptious 4 Ply a glorious blend of merino wool and silk, for a warm touch against your skin.

Bel Air
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Bel Air

By Anne Hanson

3. The timeless classic

This double knit elegant collared cardy pattern looks fantastic knitted up with your choice of DK weight yarn. Our personal pick is Sirdar Country Classic - 50/ 50 blend of wool and acrylic and machine washable. Choose a warm neutral or cheery berry hues for a pop of color. Plus the Sirdar pattern comes with an extra cute sweater too.

4. The sporty chic

Chic, feminine, and neatly cropped, Robyn is the perfect polo for the country club, knitted in gorgeous Debbie Bliss Piper. The contrast stripes bring a hint of college nostalgia to this popular shape. Knitted flat and seamed. A bit chilly for arms out? Team me with a sweater, for knit-on-knit college cool.

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"Robyn Top" - Top Knitting Pattern For Women in Debbie Bliss Piper - DB228

By Debbie Bliss

5. The frilly one

This design from Marie's LAKELAND collection is a lovely fitted sweater with Celtic cabled sleeves. The optional crochet collar, in our opinion, makes the sweater. For us, we're going to opt for the beautiful merino wool and kid mohair blend of the Rowan Cocoon, but you can find a good alternative to knit it in with Cascade's 128 Superwash.

Grasmere
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Grasmere

By Marie Wallin

6. The breath of fresh air

This feminine, loose-fitting design was inspired by the vintage fashions of the 1920s, and particularly by the Bloomsbury Group of writers, artists and intellectuals. Its smock-style shape is decorated with a moss stitch diamond pattern, a deep open neck and collar, and split side hems. The project is knitted in Erika Knight's British Blue 100, which is a lustrous Bluefaced Leicester wool yarn.

Somerville
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Somerville

By JENNIE ATKINSON

7. The every day staple

A wide turtleneck and gorgeously rich center cable draw you into this Debbie Bliss' Dunwich sweater. Raglan shaping and soft-as-sugar halo from the Aymara 100% baby alpaca yarn. Knitted flat and seamed, Dunwich is a gorgeous everyday sweater that you just won't want to take off.

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"Dunwich Sweater" - Sweater Knitting Pattern For Women in Debbie Bliss Aymara - DB266

By Debbie Bliss

8. The fireside pullover

This classic pullover is knit top down, in the round, in quick-to-work bulky yarn. Begin with the shapely shawl collar and then pick up stitches for the yoke; ribbing hugs the upper body for a flattering fit over the shoulders and upper arms.

Fireside Pullover
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Fireside Pullover

By Jane Richmond

9. The beautiful renaissance

Late Bloom is a cozy sweater, designed to fit and flatter. The body is worked flat from the bottom up to the armholes, in stocking stitch with a reverse stocking stitch seam. The shawl collar is worked using picked up stitches and a couple of short row sections to give it extra volume.

Late Bloom
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Late Bloom

By Kate Heppell

10. The coastal crochet

Modeled after a 1915 design, this elegant crochet pattern suits everyone! Crocheted mainly in hdc or sc, with a touch of star stitch on the collar, this is a great pattern for crocheters looking to flex their hook.

The Mysterious Affair of the Girdled Jumper
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The Mysterious Affair of the Girdled Jumper

By MADuNaier

11. The woolly wind bracer

A rugged wooly sweater with raglan sleeves and warm double collar to keep him warm in a bracing breeze. Up to 3XL, this sweater is designed to be worn with positive ease. Anna Johanna's design gets our vote for a staple men's knit.

Havu
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Havu

By Anna Johanna

12. The fabulous flair

This stylish collared number by Bigger than Life Knits is a quick knit project worked from the top down. The cardy features simple yet exciting cables for a fabulous finish. The cardigan is fitted around the bust and lightly flared at the bottom to show off your gorgeous curves.

Buhle
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Buhle

By BiggerthanlifeKnits

13. The stripe it lucky

If you're looking for a collared knit to brighten your wardrobe, this smart and stylish number will fit the bill. Knitted in Debbie Bliss Falkland Aran made from 100% wool fleece sourced from Falkland sheep, makes it warm and cozy for winter days. If you're looking for a substitute yarn, try Paintbox Wool Worsted in a fab range of colors, you'll need slightly larger needles, but it will work a treat and is machine-washable too.

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"Ellie Sweater" - Sweater Knitting Pattern For Women in Debbie Bliss Falkland Aran - DBS035

By Debbie Bliss

14. The wrap and go

We can't wait to knit this cardy by knitbot / Hannah Fettig. Using larger needles for the second half of the collar gives this long cardy a beautiful wide, fold-out collar. The whole garment is worked from the bottom up as one piece until you reach the underarm edge. The sleeves are worked separately and set it. Knitted in Berroco Ultra Alpaca Light, it's a glorious warm knit to throw on when the chills set in.

Autumnal Cardigan
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Autumnal Cardigan

By knitbot / Hannah Fettig

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Milly Youngs

Milly is Digital Content Editor at LoveCrafts. Milly’s mission is to bring people everyday moments of joy through craft. Got an idea for a post? Send your idea to Milly, she loves receiving new submissions! When Milly’s not editing you’ll find her with a freshly ground coffee, sewing or collaging in her craft nook.

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