Knitting Goes Large: 20 Designs to Flatter Your Figure

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Macmillan, Dec 23, 2008 - Crafts & Hobbies - 128 pages
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Trying to find great knit designs in larger sizes is not always easy. Knitting Goes Large aims to fill the gap by offering a selection of 20 great knits for all occasions and all seasons for larger women with varying figure types. This beautiful collection of plus-size styles will appeal to women who want more generously proportioned garments, and this time, by popular request, the knits go a size or two larger than many other books available.

The key designs are by Martin Storey, Wendy Baker, Jennie Atkinson, and Kim Hargreaves, edited by Sharon Brant, coauthor of Rowan's Classic Knits for Real Women. Sharon, a plus-size woman herself, offers an introduction which explains how to make the right pattern choice for your figure type and size, how to amend patterns, for example, should you lengthen or shorten a garment to make the most of your assets, helpful dos and don'ts and tons of advice on garment sizes and shapes, details, textures, and colors that will complement a curvaceous figure. The patterns come in six sizes, starting from size 16, giving a chance for even the most generously-sized women to find something that will suit their figure type. Included are some great contemporary designs, with an emphasis on softly wrapping shapes, which is ideal for fuller figures.

Whether you are looking for warm winter jackets, comfortable sweaters, cool, summer cardigans or tunics, neat tops to wear under a suit or pretty evening cover-ups, you will find something to suit your figure and your taste, all in popular, classic Rowan yarns. The designs in this book are perfect for real everyday women looking to sport a comfortable, contemporary style that fits their shape.


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I've been searching for a book that will give me several patterns (as in I want to make most of the patterns in the book, not one or two) that should likely fit me right off the page, knitted as is. I ... Read full review


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SHARON BRANT is author of several highly regarded knitting books, including Rowan's Classic Knits for Real Women (with Martin Storey) and Professional Finishing Techniques. She designs and knits for television and film, her latest commissions being for the Harry Potter series, Atonement and Elizabeth: The Golden Age.

MARTIN STOREY is the coauthor of both Classic Knits for Real Women and Classic Knits for Men. He also designs many very successful brochures for Rowan.

WENDY BAKER was coauthor with Martin on Classic Knits for Men, and also on Scottish Inspirations.

JENNIE ATKINSON designs for both Rowan and Vogue Knitting.

KIM HARGREAVES runs her own knitwear design business, publishing highly successful collections of knit designs. She was for many years a Rowan designer.

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