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cinnybuns
02-22-2007, 02:08 PM
Hi all, I am interested in starting my first sweater garment for my friend, However I need it for an XL ladies about 40" bust. Any suggestions as to where I can find such patterns or how I can alter an existing pattern to fit that size.

Thanks

Jan in CA
02-22-2007, 02:13 PM
I made my first sweater from Knitting Pure and Simple #9724 (http://www.knittingpureandsimple.com/page2.html). It was VERY easy.

You could also go with something like this.
Incredible Custom Fit Raglan (http://www.woolworks.org/patterns/raglan.html)

Raglans are nice because there's no seaming. ;)

tilllie
02-23-2007, 10:57 AM
Check out the web site Plus Size Knitting. It has some free patterns as well as patterns to buy. Good Luck!! Tillie

syeda
02-23-2007, 11:33 AM
:cheering: try here also
Lion brand pattern finder (http://www.lionbrand.com/cgi-bin/patternFinder.fcgi?search=Search&searchText=&craft=Knit&cost=&subcategory=5&categoryKey=1694561&edition=&size=6&searchType=0&publisher=&search=Search)

Jaye
03-14-2007, 03:23 PM
[quote="Jan in CA"]I made my first sweater from Knitting Pure and Simple #9724 (http://www.knittingpureandsimple.com/page2.html). It was VERY easy.

Hello,
I too am a beginner knitter. I like the patterns on the web page you gave, but can you tell me where I can find instruction on how to figure out doing these without a pattern? Perhaps a book or website recommendation?

Thanks! Jaye

GinnyG
03-14-2007, 09:19 PM
I just LOVE the Knitting Pure and Simple patterns, they are so easy.............. a CAVEMAN could do it :roflhard: :roflhard:

Well worth the investment.

letah75
03-14-2007, 09:44 PM
Most of the patterns in this book start at a 40" bust. It's called Big Girl knits (http://www.amazon.com/Big-Girl-Knits-Projects-Shaped/dp/0307336603).

I really like the patterns in this book. They are flattering, and very up to date. I highly recommend it. I too am a....busty....well lets just say I haven't seen my feet in a few years, (although I'm assure they are still down there somewhere). I am planning on making on of the shirts in the book. It's made from hemp, and it's absolutely beautiful (IMHO)

Jaye
03-14-2007, 10:28 PM
The knitting pure and simple patterns, where are they?

GinnyG
03-15-2007, 06:56 AM
The knitting pure and simple patterns, where are they?



I get them on e-bay, I don't think the price is much different from your LYS, but it is convenient for me:

http://search.stores.ebay.com/Oregon-Trail-Yarn-and-Books_knitting-Pure-Simple_W0QQfciZ2QQfclZ4QQfsnZOregonQ20TrailQ20Yarn Q20andQ20BooksQQfsooZ2QQfsopZ2QQftsZ2QQsaselZ25865 687QQsatitleZknittingQ20PureQ20Q26Q20SimpleQQsofpZ 0