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Old 06-10-2006, 03:51 AM   #1
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Okay..Im fat but fluffy sounds so much better in the subject.

Anyway...Ive knit a number of scarves a few sweaters (mostly for my son, all 2 fo them)

Now I hope to make some stuff for me. That looks GOOD on me. I knit one sweater and I love its fit and feel but its bulky and bulk is bad on big girls

I got the new Big Girls Knit book and I am looking at a couple of those but I was wonderfing if anyone else had any good resources for plus sized (20ish in ready to wear) NICE stuff. Not just frumpy dump stuff. Things that a single plus sized mama could get some attention in maybe
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Old 06-10-2006, 11:15 AM   #2
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Old 06-10-2006, 02:04 PM   #4
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Are you looking for knitting patterns to knit for yourself or stores to shop at? I can suggest for both. :D lol

I love "The Avenue" also for a place to shop and "Catherine'" is great too. I shop at both of them.

Now if you're looking for a book for knitting sweaters I have the "Big Girl Knits" as you do PLUS I have the new book "Classic Knits for Real Women". That book is full of beautiful, classic stylish things to wear. If you are wanting "hip and funky" then it's NOT the book for you.

Sally Melville's books are great too!! She has three out right now that are a part of a series that will eventually be FIVE books. First one is "The Knitting Experience, Second book is "the Purl Stitch" and her third book is on "Color". Her books have plus sizes also. Also available at Amazon.

I ordered my copy from Amazon and got it at a great price. Good luck
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Old 06-11-2006, 03:09 AM   #6
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I was thinking more patterns but if anyone comes up with an new stores for big girls...Im all for that too.

Ill take a look at those sites Deeknit..they look intriging at first glance at least
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The Ample Knitters site rocks. They have several free patterns, a gallery of the stuff, and it's based off of an e-mail list you can join.

Lots of experienced plus-size knitters there who I am in awe of. If I ever knit myself clothes, I'll started with the cabled tee.
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Old 06-12-2006, 12:49 PM   #8
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I am loving Big Girls Knit. Currently, I've thrown Bombshell onto my needles for the Knitting World Cup.

I had to substitute yarn and chose Debbie Bliss Cotton Angora for it. Probably a poor choice since the angora is fluffing like crazy all over my clothes while I knit it, however its looking nice so far.

I am totally sick of seeing patterns for smaller sizes. It isn't so much that they are for smaller sizes but for people with smaller chests. Is the average maximum size REALLY a 38" chest (in Jaegar's world it is)?

I have only recently taken knitting back up, but I am incensed at how many gorgeous patterns I find, only to have to just groan and shove it back on the shelf when I see the maximum size is 36" or 38". I am not nearly experienced enough to design my own or even work out how to make these patterns bigger.

I've been looking for a resource to tell me HOW to make patterns bigger. The trouble then of course is, the shape might not be right in bigger sizes - is this why they don't do the patterns in bigger sizes?

I am not HUGE but I do have a 46" chest at the widest part. I am determined to learn how to adapt patterns or how to at least design patterns for us larger ladies.

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Re: Fluffy Bodies
Originally Posted by grneyzz
Okay..Im fat but fluffy sounds so much better in the subject.
I never thought anyone, but my friend Fluffy said that lol. He was a very big guy and after he wore a shirt saying "I'm not fat, I'm fluffy" he was called Fluffy ever since.

The bad thing is lol he dropped over 100 pounds and isn't fluffy fluffy anymore. Guess he's stuck with the name :D .
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Old 06-13-2006, 12:01 AM   #10
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Bombshell is what I was drawn to first to try. I dont feel I can afford the yarn right now though, I want to to be nice nice stuff. I found Plus Fashion Knits or something liek that this weekend. It all calls for Homespun but I am going to try one with a electric blue blend I got for $1 a ball. (I got 20 not knowing what I was going to do)

I think Big Girl knits does some stuff about altering patters, making them adjust for you. I dont feel up to that either but I think Im willing to try. It least its worth a shot on the next one Maybe Bombshell in a microfiber.

I am really intruged by the short row thing (to accomidate for bustline, not that I need tones of that LOL)

I did see the Ample Knitters site but I didnt do much in theway of looking at it (bad me)

Okay...ladies...fair warning now...I WILL be asking questions later :D
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