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Knitting Plus: Mastering Fit + Plus-Size Style + 15 Projects

3.82  ·  Rating details ·  56 Ratings  ·  10 Reviews
Knitting Plus explores five basic pullover and cardigan sweater construction styles, including drop-shoulder, set-in, raglan sleeves, and seamless yoke and dolman. First, each specific sweater element is explained in detail, along with guides to body and sweater measurements and key tips for plus-size knitting. Included throughout are simple versions of each construction t ...more
Paperback, 176 pages
Published February 3rd 2011 by Interweave Press Inc
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Aurélie  StarwarsCookie
More like 3,5 stars, actually.
Many technical things went way over my head, and the maths scared me a bit, but I enjoyed how this book made me think about the actual structure of a pullover/cardigan, and I like it that the book is split between all the different kinds of yoke, with the associated patterns (some old-fashioned, some truly great).
A book I will have to revisit from time to time to make sure I'm not butchering my knitting projects.
Kristine
Jun 08, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: knitting, own
There was a ton of great reference info in this book! It takes the main *styles* of sweaters and goes over how they are traditionally put together and then how they could be modified for different body types and sizes. For each style, a selection of patterns is available, illustrating the reference material well. I'd really like to try a Seamless Yoke styled sweater.

The two-color accents of the Poppy Cardigan are a great way to draw your eye to the color, with a neat set-in sleeve. I really like
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Abbey
Mar 29, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: knit-crochet
Excellent go-to book for those of us who don't fit into fashionable size ranges. Several types of sweater patterns are discussed in depth, with a ton of information given to enable the knitter to make up a sweater that fits *them* precisely as they would wish.

Good explanations, decent production values for a tight-spined large paperback (admittedly not my favorite format for a knitting book!) and the use of several techniques that, while not new to me, were explained rather better here than in
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Mckinley
Nice patterns, helpful fitting instructions. All for women.
Leslie Jem
Oct 09, 2011 rated it liked it
I really like the Audubon shrug pattern- one I definitely want to make someday!
Fangirl
Apr 27, 2012 rated it really liked it
Knitting patterns!
Cori
Mar 10, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: knitting
A fantastic resource with some really cute, wearable patterns - several that I want to start right now.
Fullfaun
Aug 19, 2012 rated it it was amazing
THIS IS A GREAT book for Plus SIZE. it explains a lot of if you alter one thing you have to alter 2 more things. Realyl Really good!
Miss Mouse
Jul 19, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: home-crafty, 2011
Good info, but none of the projects really moved me to want to knit them.
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May 17, 2014 rated it liked it
A couple nice patterns I would like to try. Need to find this book to buy.
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