Hello again everyone! I have returned! Woo Hoo! Alert the media! :D
Life is still a little crazy, but I'm hanging in there. Just taking it one day at a time. Thanks for being patient.
A couple weeks ago, I stopped by Barnes and Noble, and I just happened to have my camera with me. So, I decided to settle in for a few hours to review plus size patterns in all the latest knitting magazines.
I was pleased to find some really nice patterns this time, and some great size ranges as well.
Here's the winner of the season:
Love of Knitting - Spring 2012
Yes, Love of Knitting, we DO love you!
You have given us TWO designs that include instructions up to size 5X!
Thank you for listening. :)
Here are the winners.
Sassy in Sherbet - up to size 5X
And Biased Cable Vest - up to size 5X
Our next winning design is in Knitscene - Spring 2012
The Fleurette Camisole has instructions up to a 59 inch chest, and the design is lovely.
Next on our list is Vogue Knitting - Spring/Summer 2012
The Lace Pullover is oversized, which is 67 inches at the chest.
I'm not sure how it would look on a plus-sized frame, though.
The Lace Panel Pullover goes up to a 57 inch chest.
The Stripe Tunic and Cowl goes up to a 54 inch chest
And the pretty Lace Back Top also goes up to a 54 inch chest
The March 2012 issue of Creative Knitting has some nice plus size patterns this time.
The Capetown Tunic goes up to 3X
Akiko's Kimono goes to size 3X
Azteca goes to 3X as well
Another 3X design is the Textured Vest, which has an unusual high back
Our next magazine review is Knit 'n Style - April 2012
The Button Up Set goes to a 58 inch chest
The Daisies Tank goes to a 55 inch chest
The Get Cabled Shrug goes to a 52 inch chest
And the Winter Sky Pullover also goes to a 52 inch chest
The Knitter's Magazine - K105 is obviously a Winter magazine, but it's still on the shelf. I found a couple interesting plus size patterns in there.
Ruffles & Purls goes to a 54 inch chest
and Night Moods also has a 54 inch chest
Australian Knitting - Vol 3 - No 4 Spring 2012
has a nice Family Cardi pattern that goes up to a 137 centimeter chest (about 54 inches)
Knit (UK) - Issue 46 (Nordic Issue)
has a beautiful design called Cornflower Raglan that goes to a 53.5 inch chest
YARN (Australian) - Vol 11- Issue 24
has a very feminine, lacy design by Annie Modesitt called Lace Top, which goes up to a 52 inch chest
Last, but not least is the Spring 2012 issue of Interweave Knits
The Agua Rios Vest goes to a 54.5 inch chest
The Manteo Cardigan goes up to a 54 inch chest
The Cobble Hill Pullover goes to a 53.5 inch chest
Finally, the Peony Cardigan also goes to a 53.5 inch chest
There were some other designs that were a bit smaller than those I've listed in this blog post, but I decided to stick with the larger ones this time.
Happy Plus Size Knitting! :D