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pharasalia
« on: January 16, 2006 10:29:47 AM »

I really want to make a shrug and a few tanks and a sweater but most of the pattern sizes I see are a bit too small. I'm new at knitting so what do you suggest?
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« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2006 12:28:55 PM »

I'm a plus size gal (size 20-22 eep!) so here is what I suggest:

Well, if you are down to do a little math, the Circular Shrug (http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=45597.0) & the Anthropologie inspired Capelet (http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=62184.0) can be adjusted to your size. All you have to do is measure your shoulders and your gauge, and you are set. There are more details in each thread and their Knitalongs

Also, you should check out White Lies Design - I have been meaning to try the Shapely Tank  & Shapely Tee http://www.whiteliesdesigns.com/patterns/lpullovers/fbc.html since I am a plus size gal myself.   Right now I'm working on the Picovoli by Grumperina that was in Magknits a few months ago -->  http://www.magknits.com/Aug05/picovoli.htm

From what I understand thus far in my short knitting career, top down raglans are good because you can adjust to your size - which is why I suggested the Anthro Capelet - I had to adjust it to my size & yarn, but it's working so far. I don't have the link for the raglan generator, but you can use that to make a sweater, cardigan, etc.  Here it is: http://www.woolworks.org/patterns/raglan.html .   I found this one too: http://www.thedietdiary.com/knittingfiend/Raglan/TopDownMiniRaglan.html . I haven't yet tried either one.

I checked out Ample Knitters, but I didn't like the patterns - to me the patterns seem geared toward older women and dammit, I"m not even 30 yet.  Anyhoo, if anyone else has ideas I'd love to hear them!
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« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2006 05:04:19 PM »

thank you so much!
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« Reply #3 on: January 19, 2006 02:32:32 PM »

I'm working on a variation of this one - http://secure.elann.com/ShowFreePattern.asp?Id=109024
It's also a top down raglan (see the Aran weight link too) I'm adding a few stitches for fronts, so it's a little more like the Anthropolgiie capelet that was referenced.

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« Reply #4 on: January 19, 2006 04:07:32 PM »

short tie shrugs tend to "accent" the tummy so be a little weary of that. shorter cropped cardigan type sweaters tend to be more flattering. maybe spring fling from knitty?
http://knitty.com/ISSUEspring05/PATTspringfling.html

you never said your size but it goes up to a 50" chest.

as for tanks theres these two from knitty
http://knitty.com/ISSUEspring05/PATTsoleil.html
http://knitty.com/ISSUEspring05/PATTmariposa.html
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« Reply #5 on: January 20, 2006 04:09:54 AM »

Thats very pretty. I'll have to give it a try. A 50' chest would fit.
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« Reply #6 on: April 17, 2006 10:41:55 PM »

Big Girl Knits comes out today!

Supoose to be for sizes 14 and up ONLY!  Yippie!
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« Reply #7 on: April 18, 2006 07:15:43 AM »

I looked through BGK quickly at the bookstore this weekend and there were some very cute tops in it.

It's so nice to have a book like it come out, maybe it will catch on...  Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: April 19, 2006 03:48:00 AM »

This shrug is one size fits all and it really is. I've posted pictures of it worn by my plus-size friend as well as by a tall and stately person. Both fit and I think look great wearing the shrug. Of course, I'm just a bit preg_replace('/(.{19})/', '$1 ', 'biased....maybe....but') I don't think so: THEY thought so, too!  Jane

See what you think: http://www.janethornley.com/journal_knitters.php
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« Reply #9 on: April 19, 2006 07:32:21 AM »

I bought BGK's last night and can't wait to finish my two projects to start on more.
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