Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Plus-Size Knitting

I've been knitting now for a little over three years. One of my biggest frustrations is that most patterns are written for model-thin people. NOT COOL!

If you look at a crowd of people, you'll soon realize that most of us are NOT thin. So, why hasn't the pattern-making public noticed this?

And another thing....you'd think the yarn stores would WANT to have plus-size patterns. Think of how much more yarn they would sell! (Plus size patterns need more yarn to complete the project.) Hello!!!!

Since I spend so much time searching for plus-size knitting patterns, I decided that maybe I should put what I find in one spot. For my own convenience, and for the rest of you plus-size knitwear lovers.

So, without further ado, let's get cracking......

If you know of a knitting pattern (free or not) for plus-sizes, please post a comment.

Thanks!

9 comments:

Squawker Girl said...

Thanks for putting this blog together! I think that the knitting world/pattern writers are beginning to catch on that many of us are "plus" sized. (Seeing that 65% of American's are overweight or obese should be a hint that probably the majority of knitters are, too!) I also recommend the Big Girl Knits book. It has lots of patterns as well as tons of tips for upsizing other patterns.

gardenmommy said...

Hi Sandy! *waves*

Oat Couture also has many patterns in up sizes as well!

www.oatcouture.com

unkoine said...

Thanks gardenmommy! I've added a link to that site!

Anonymous said...

I am always popping in and out looking for new patterns.

Here are some new ones I found in an Ample post today by Jill Wolcott.
I don't think they have been posted here yet.
teresa_anawim2

http://www.y2knit.net/cgi-bin/miva?Merchant2/merchant.mv+Screen=CTGY&Category_Code=PLUS

unkoine said...

Thanks! To make that link work, just add the word "PLUS" at the end of it.

Anonymous said...

Lime and Violet just made mention of a site with gorgeous plus patterns.

www.jacquelynlandry.com

Shandeh said...

Thanks. I just saw a few patterns there. ;)

bjanna said...

I wonder if there's any kind of formula we can use to alter small size patterns into plus sizes.

I've often seen designs that I just know would be flattering on fuller figures, if they could only be altered to fit. Grr!

Thank you SO MUCH for organizing this blog. What a treasure!

Anonymous said...

Somewhere I have a hard cover book dedicated to this subject. Unfortunately I can't lay my hands on it now. I remember reading instructions for adjusting a patter for the plus figure and there were tips on what type of sweater design are most flattering. It was purchased at Barnes and Noble about two years ago. I will share more when I track the thing down....