Sunday, March 18, 2012

Spring 2011 Knitting Magazines

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

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
Sassy in Sherbet

And Biased Cable Vest - up to size 5X
Biased Cable Vest

Our next winning design is in Knitscene - Spring 2012
Knitscene Spring 2012

The Fleurette Camisole has instructions up to a 59 inch chest, and the design is lovely.
Fleurette Camisole

Next on our list is Vogue Knitting - Spring/Summer 2012
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.
Lace Pullover

The Lace Panel Pullover goes up to a 57 inch chest.
Lace Panel Pullover

The Stripe Tunic and Cowl goes up to a 54 inch chest
Stripe Tunic and Cowl

And the pretty Lace Back Top also goes up to a 54 inch chest
Lace Back Top

The March 2012 issue of Creative Knitting has some nice plus size patterns this time.
Creative Knitting March 2012

The Capetown Tunic goes up to 3X
Capetown Tunic

Akiko's Kimono goes to size 3X
Akiko's Kimono

Azteca goes to 3X as well

Another 3X design is the Textured Vest, which has an unusual high back
Textured Vest Textured Vest Back

Our next magazine review is Knit 'n Style - April 2012
Knit n Style April 2012

The Button Up Set goes to a 58 inch chest
Button Up Set

The Daisies Tank goes to a 55 inch chest
Daisies Tank

The Get Cabled Shrug goes to a 52 inch chest
Get Cabled Shrug

And the Winter Sky Pullover also goes to a 52 inch chest
Winter Sky Pullover

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
Ruffles & Purls

and Night Moods also has a 54 inch chest
Night Moods

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)
Australian Knitting Vol 3 No 4 Family Cardi

Knit (UK) - Issue 46 (Nordic Issue)
has a beautiful design called Cornflower Raglan that goes to a 53.5 inch chest

Knit UK Issue 46 Cornflower Raglan

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

YARN Vol 11 Iss 24 Lace Top by Annie Modesitt

Last, but not least is the Spring 2012 issue of Interweave Knits

Interweave Knis Spring 2012
The Agua Rios Vest goes to a 54.5 inch chest
Agua Rios Vest

The Manteo Cardigan goes up to a 54 inch chest
Manteo Cardigan

The Cobble Hill Pullover goes to a 53.5 inch chest
Cobble Hill Pullover

Finally, the Peony Cardigan also goes to a 53.5 inch chest
Peony Cardigan

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

1 comment:

Deborah said...

Thanks for all that info. I am currently knitting #287 Plus Size Cardi by Knitting Pure and Simple. I'm not quite finished, but I know it is going to fit. The sizing goes from 1X to 5X. It's a very good pattern.