The authors, both British knitwear designers associated with Rowan yarns, have assembled a striking collection of 35 women's garment designs ranging in size from 14 to 24. Garments are divided into three themed color palettes-cool, natural, and rich-and feature classic lines flattering to the larger figure. Many of the sweaters and jackets feature eye-catching edgings, trims, or beading and the collection includes several crocheted accessories. Yarns specified for the designs are the high-quality (and pricey) Rowan and Jaeger brands, but there is enough information supplied to enable the knitter on a budget to choose substitutes. All designs include color photos, schematics, and step-by-step instructions. An outstanding pattern compilation for public libraries. Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.