Knitting Goes Large: 20 Designs to Flatter Your Figure

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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.

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Overview

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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780312540104
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • Publication date: 12/23/2008
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 128
  • Product dimensions: 8.14 (w) x 10.42 (h) x 0.45 (d)

Meet the Author

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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  • Posted December 30, 2008

    SAVE YOUR MONEY

    I heard the title of the book and was looking forward to it coming out and had even preordered the book. I shouldn't have even bothered. The patterns only go up to a 48" bust ( and, in my opinion, this is not true plus size) and they are frankly, boring. They are a rehash of many other patterns currently available on the market, many of them, free. There are a few books on the market that really suit the plus size knitter but, unfortunately, this isn't one of them.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 10, 2009

    Finally - patterns designed for the FULL-FIGURED woman!

    I love the patterns in this book (I've made one and am working on a second one). They are intelligently designed for a full-figured woman (our curves are different than on a slender body!) and the sizes will adequately cover most larger women. And the designs are generally very flattering!<BR/><BR/>My only complaint: too many of the designs are frilly (lots of ruffles, especially around the neckline) or have rounded necklines or raglan sleeves, none of which are flattering on me or my daughter.<BR/><BR/>But I still would recommend this book to anyone who knits for a larger female. The patterns can be altered to suit. Overall, a very good book.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted January 3, 2009

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