Friday, June 22, 2012

Summer 2012 - Plus Size Patterns in Mags

Hello, all you plus-size knitting folks! :)

It's Summertime!  So, that means it's time for another report. Our winner this month is Interweave Knits, who has provided a lovely vest pattern, with a 59 inch bust.
Interweave Summer 2012

And here's that design - The Planche Vest

Planche Vest

They had some other great patterns, as well, so I'm gonna list them all here:

Dawn Dress - up to 57 inch measurement under bust
(I think that some of us might need to add a bit to the top edge of that bra section, so we don't spill out for the whole world to see.)
Dawn Dress

Bethany Wrap - up to 56" chest
 Bethany Wrap

Flynn Cardigan - up to 54" chest
Flynn Cardigan

Seaglass Shell - up to 53" chest
Seaglass Shell

Coquette Vest - up to 53" chest
Coquette Vest

Men's Herringbone Vest - up to 54" chest
Men's Herringbone Vest 2

Knitscene - (Summer 2012) has some nice plus-size designs this season as well. Knitscene Summer 2012

Merida Pullover - up to 57" chest

Merida Pullover

Quinn Sweater - up to 56" chest
Quinn Sweater

Kenzie Tee - up to 53" chest
(This one is assymetrical)
Kenzie Tee

Knit 'n Style (August 2012) has gained some of our favor this time, because they have a design with sizing up to 4X!  That's a real accomplishment, because usually they only go up to 2X. Thanks, Knit 'n Style! :)
Knit 'n Style Aug 2012

Knit Silk Vest - up to size 4X
(They also have a crochet version that goes up to the same size)
Knit Silk Vest

End of Summer Capelet - up to size 3X
End of Summer Capelet

Cropped Jacket - up to size 3X
Cropped Jacket

Love of Knitting (Summer 2012) lost our love this time, because they only have ONE design that goes up to size 3X. :(   Did you forget about us?  Boo Hoo........
Lacy Cable Vest - up to size 3X
Lacy Cable Vest

Creative Knitting (July 2012)
Pender Vest - up to size 3X
Pender Vest

Knitting Magazine (UK) - Issue 103 - June 2012
Knitting Magazine (UK) Issue 103 - June 2012
That pretty design on the cover is called "Shale Lace Top", and goes up to a 52" chest.

YARN (Australian) Vol 12, Issue 25
YARN Australian

Garden Party Cardi - up to size 3X
Garden Party Cardi

Man's Jumper with Cabled Yoke & Sleeves - up to 142 cm chest (55.9")
Man's Jumper

That's all of it!  There were some size 2X designs, but I decided to stick with 3X and over again this time.

See you all next time. :)