More Big Girl Knits: 25 Designs Full of Color and Texture for Curvy Women

More Big Girl Knits: 25 Designs Full of Color and Texture for Curvy Women

by Jillian Moreno, Amy R. Singer

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ISBN-13: 9780307586384
Publisher: Crown Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/06/2009
Pages: 160
Product dimensions: 10.70(w) x 7.96(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Two of the brightest stars of the knitting world, Big Girls AMY R. SINGER and JILLIAN MORENO are the coauthors of Big Girl Knits. Amy is the editor of Knitty.com, has a regular column in Interweave Knits, and lives in Toronto, Ontario. Jillian lives in Michigan and is a knitwear designer.

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More Big Girl Knits: 25 Designs Full of Color and Texture for Curvy Women 3.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The answer I had been looking for to customize a cabled sweater that I'd worked on for a year and then discovered it was too small. The book provides a full explanation for making gussets and adding them into a sweater to fit you perfectly!! Highly appreciated and recommended.
wyvernfriend on LibraryThing 6 months ago
If you are a large woman or are knitting for a large woman this is the book for you. It tells you how to flatter the shapes and how to adjust existing patterns while also giving some great patterns to knit. I haven't seen the first installment in this series except on amazon but these are interesting. The sizes run from L to 5X (44in to 67in) depending on the patternThe first pattern is a customise yourself pullover in Aran WeightBountiful Bohus is a cardigan knit in the round, you get to steek (argh!) medium weight hereSusie is a hoodie edged with cables, medium weight this is knit in Tahki Donegal Tweed homespun...Modular Spiral Jacket is interesting, blocks of colour and great variety, might need a little tweaking for the meticulousBoo, too is a ruffled cardigan with horizontal stripes in a 2x2 sliip stitch.Hot Cocoa is a classic jacket. Plain in colour but it has directional knit and pur stitches that make it interesting.Peapod Aran is a combination cables and bobblesCable Love Jacket is an interesting swingy jacket that is screaming for an interesting closure. Pretty and the horizontal band of lace and cables breaks it nicely.Folly II is a jacket with knitted roses and it's busy.Twisted Pullover is the cover jumper, lots of detail but nicely simple at the same timeMirage Pullover is a knit in the round jumper with mock cables and lace running up the sides and sleeves.No-gap wrap is a pullover that looks like a wrap by using a diagonal openwork band, echoed on the sleeve.Pastille is an interesting slip stitch pattern jumper and I like how subtle the colours used are.Slipstream pullover has a slight contrast or shimmery yarn running down the neck, cuffs, sides and bottom to give an interesting look to this plain top.Guatemalan Floral tunic is for those who like flowers and frill, the sleeves are flowy and unattached.Summer Chevron is a nice tunic with bias work to make it interesting.Magic halter even has a bra flap!Orange Smoothie us a cool wraparound topGoddess Shawl is a beaded shawl in two colours that is an investment piece both in time and materials!Perfection Wrap is a simple wrap that looks pretty and interestingTrellis Diamond Socks are adjusted for bigger calves.Indian Summer Socks have some interesting features and would possibly be a good way of using small skiens and oddmentsTwisty Stitch socks have a gussett in the back for larger calves.Big Clutch is a multi coloured bag with slip stitch detail.Gelted Weekend bag is a way to show off your embroidery in wool. Basic shopping style bag with fun details.Overall interesting patterns and great food for though if nothing else with at least a few patterns that had me itching for needles.
Justjenniferreading on LibraryThing 6 months ago
The patterns seem fairly straight forward. The instructions in the begining on how to "tweak" a pattern to make it fit are very helpful. Can't wait to get started on some of the projects
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