Monday, August 13, 2007

New Updated View!

Since I'm beginning to get LOTS of links for plus-size knitting patterns, I figure I'd better try to organize them a bit, so we can find them easier. What a wonderful problem to have!

Thank you, knitting world, for giving us more options for our plus-size knitting needs!!

**Any Size Knitting Patterns**
Any Size Crop Top
Sure to Fit Pullover (will fit any size)
Incredible Custom-Fit Raglan (will fit any size)
Cobweb Shawl (fits any size)
Alpaca Shrug

**Unisex Patterns**
New! Reindeer Jacket (fits up to 3X)
New! Unisex V-neck Aran Sweater (fits up to 54 inch chest)
New! Unisex Round neck Aran Sweater (fits up to 54 inch chest)
PDF File - Unisex Tunic (up to 60 inch chest)
Harry Potter Wizard Sweater (up to size 2X - Scroll to bottom of page to click for PDF file)

**Women's Plus-Size Knitting Patterns**
Pullovers
New! Beaded, Holiday Pullover (fits up to 52" chest)
New! Pullover with Ruffled Neck & Wrists (fits up to size 2X)
New! Bell-Sleeve, Ribbed, Split-Neck Pullover (up to size 2X)
New! Round Neck Pullover, with Leaf Accent (up to size 2X)
New! Deep V-neck Lace Sweater (fits up to size 3X)
Ribbed Pullover, with Turtleneck/Hood (fits up to size 2X)
Lace ZigZag Stitch, Textured, Fitted Pullover (fits up to size 2X)
PDF File - Simple Pullover (up to size 2X) PHOTO
PDF File - Oversized, Cabled Pullover (up to size 3X)
Mohair Cowl Neck Sweater with Long Sleeves - (fits up to size 3X)
Woven-look, Boxy Pullover (fits up to size 3X)
Aran Pullover, with Beautiful Tree Design (fits up to size 3X)
Fitted, Split Neck Pullover (fits up to size 3X)
Boat-neck, Smocked Pullover (fits up to size 3X)
Assymetrical, Cabled, Split Neck Pullover (fits up to size 3X)
Deep V Neckline Pullover (fits up to size 3X)
PDF File - Scoop Neck Sweater (up to size 3X) PHOTO
The Perfect Sweater (fits up to size 4X) - Thanks, Darlene!
PDF File - Shaker Rib Raglan Pullover (up to size 5X)
PDF File - Classic Turtleneck (up to size 5X)
Sara's Simple Summer Sweater (fits up to 5X)
PDF File - Shaker Rib Chunky Sweater (up to size 5X)
Textured Pullover, with Deep Scoop Neckline (fits up to 52 inch chest)
Dolman Pullover (fits up to 53 inch chest)

Tunics
New! Lacy, Bell-Sleeved Tunic (fits up to size 2X)
New! Tunic with Lacy Front Panel (fits up to 52 inch chest)
Lace Ribbon Tunic (fits up to size 2X)
PDF File - Pretty Design Textured Flowers Tunic (up to 64 inch chest)

Women’s Cardigans & Jackets
New! Tweed Jacket (fits up to size 2X)
New! Diagonal Jacket (fits up to 54 inch chest)
New! Lacy Ribbon Jacket (fits up to 2X)
New! Assymetrical Boxy Jacket (fits up to size 2X)
Draped Jacket - (fits up to size 2X)
Paton's Grace Cardigan (fits up to 3X)
New! Double-Breasted Lace Cardigan (fits up to 3X)
New! Cardigan with Bobbled Flowers (fits up to 3X)
New! Shaped Cardigan with Cabled Ribs, Raglan Sleeves (fits up to 3X)
Dot-Embroidered Cardigan - (fits up to 52 inch chest)
Picture-Embroidered Long Cardigan - (fits up to 52 inch chest)
New! Fitted, 3/4 Sleeve Cardigan (fits up to 55 inch chest)
New! Classic, Shawl-Collared Cardigan (fits up to 55 inch chest)

Tops, Tanks, & Shells
New! Lacy Ribbon Short Sleeve Top (fits up to size 2X)
New! Another Lacy Ribbon Short Sleeve Top (fits up to size 2X)
New! Roll-neck Shell (fits up to size 2X)
New! Asian Style, Short Sleeve Top (fits up to size 3X)
NEW! Fitted Bottom-up Seamless Yoke Top (fits up to 52" chest)
Blaze Zig Zag Cabled Top - (fits up to size 2X)
PDF File - Split Sleeve Top - (fits up to size 2X)
Cropped Top with Short Sleeves - (fits up to size 3X)
Textured, Split Neck Top with Short Sleeves (fits up to size 3X)
Fitted, 3/4 sleeve, with V-neck (fits up to size 3X)
Lacy, Fitted, with Ribbon Detail (fits up to size 3X)
Embroidered, Fitted Top with Short Sleeves (fits up to size 3X)
Rib Detailed, Crew Neck Top or Tank (fits up to size 3X)
Ribbed, Off Shoulder, Short Sleeve Top, with Ribbon Detail (fits up to size 3X)
Ribbed, Off Shoulder, Short Sleeve Top, with Buckle Detail (fits up to size 3X)
A-line Tee, with Rippled Hem (fits up to size 3X)
PDF File - Elegant Shell (up to size 3X) PHOTO
PDF File "Waves" Tube Top (fits up to 3X)
Shapely Tank Top (fits up to 58" Chest)
Shapely Tee (just add sleeves to the above tank)
PDF File - Organic Cotton Summer Tank (up to 62 inch chest)

Miscellaneous
New! Textured Ribs Vest with Round Neck (fits up to 2X)
New! Turtleneck Vest with Seed Stitch Side Detail (fits up to 2X)
New! Textured Vest (fits up to 2X)
New! Vest with Openwork Edging (fits up to 2X)
New! Simple Kitchen Apron (fits up to 3X)
PDF File - Broken Rib Dress with Bell Sleeves (up to size 3X)
PDF File - Sassy Ruffled Skirt (up to size 3X)
Poofy Capelet (up to size 4X)
PDF File - Cropped Vest (up to size 5X)
PDF File - Knit Shrug (up to size 5X)
PDF File - Knit Poncho (up to size 5X)
PDF File - Another Knit Poncho (up to size 5X)
PDF File - Two Piece Poncho (up to size 5X)
PDF File - Close-Fitting Sweater Vest (up to 48 inch chest)
PDF File - Turtleneck Poncho (up to 54 inch chest)

**Men’s Plus-Size Patterns**
Men's Textured Pullover (fits up to Men's size 2X)
Men's Fitted, Textured Gansey (fits up to Men's size 2X)
Men's Ribbed, Rollneck Pullover (fits up to Men's size 2X)
Men's Chunky Ribbed Pullover (fits up to Men's size 2X)
PDF File - Men's Shaker Rib Raglan Pullover (up to size 2X)
PDF File - Contrast Collar & Wristbands Sweater (up to size 5X Ladies and Men)
Men's Pullover (fits up to 5X)
PDF File "Mr Biggie" Sweater (fits up to a 50" chest)

**Plus Size Pattern Websites**
Pat Kirkland's Amplitudes Patterns
Vermont Fibers (has patterns up to size 6X)
Just One More Row (patterns that fit up to 66" Chest)
Oat Couture (has patterns up to 58" Chest)
The Ample Knitters website
White Lies Designs
Big Girl Knits Yahoo Group
Large and Lovely Site by Bella Online

Yarn Standards for Women's Sizes

Knitting Pure and Simple (this site has PLENTY of plus-size patterns available. You cannot purchase them on that website, but I have discovered that Jimmy Beans sells them online!)
---->Jimmy Beans "Knitting Pure and Simple" Patterns

Lion Brand Patterns in size 1X , Size 2X, Size 3X
(some of them are 2X or 3X Toddler)

**Plus Size Pattern Books**
Style at Large
Big Girl Knits
Everyday Style (sweaters up to size 2X)
Family Circle Easy Plus Size Knits (fits up to size 3X)

**Plus Size Patterns in Magazines**
Knitter's (has patterns up to 3x)
Creative Knitting (has recently added LOTS of plus size patterns! Yay!)
Knit 'N Style (some of their patterns go up to size 2x)
Interweave Knits (about half of their patterns go up to size 51" chest)
Vogue Knitting (I know! I was shocked too! A few of their patterns have plus sizes)

7 comments:

Angela said...

Thanks so much for organizing all of these patterns! I just love how they still have skinny models wearing the plus sized sweaters in the pictures :)

Pam said...

I am the owner of ample knitters on yahoogroups. So years during the time it was only SHelda's list, I started a HUGE master resource listing for amples. I had computer issues with it and now its getting larger and larger again. My sources are books, magazines, patterns and websites. It will be going up in website form hopefully this week.

Shandeh said...

Hi Angela and Pam!

Nice to meet you both. :)

Anonymous said...

Here's another vest pattern I found for plus.
Goes up to 63" too!
Vine Leaf Vest
http://www.classiceliteyarns.com/WebLetter/5/Issue5.php

Shandeh said...

Thanks for the link!

(By the way, the end of the link is unreadable on some pages. If that happens, just add ".php" at the end of the link.
:)

Brandy Sears said...

Another plus size knitting magazine to check out. Yarn Forward ALL patterns are sized 30 to 50 inches. Magazine is published monthly out of the UK, though all patterns have US measurements. Currently I purchase this magazine at Barnes' and Noble bookstores. Just thought you'd like to know and THANK YOU for organizing this. IT's AWESOME!

Pam said...

Not only the Yarn Forward magaine, but also the Simply Knitting and Knitting from the UK have plus size patterns. They also can be purchased at Barnes and Nobles.