Ok, I admit it.. I'm a Big Girl. I'm typically a size 18-20 depending on the garment and came to grips with that a long time ago. While I'd like to lose weight for health benefits... in the meantime I can't run around nakey!
I love love the book Big Girl Knits
It's funny and witty and has some really great patterns and tips for us Big Girls out there
My problem is that I love chunky yarns. Right now I'm working with some Patons Shetland Chunky that I got on a kick butt great yarn sale and nearly have a very simple sweater done. The book says to stay away from chunkies because of the weight of the drape primarily once the garment is done.. but my problem is that I don't have alot of time to just sit and knit.. so I need something that works up fairly quickly otherwise I get bored with it... and I'd like to finish a sweater before cold weather is over with here in the South
Any suggestions on patterns for us Big Girls or for yarns that have a little give, alot of color, don't cost a fortune and that work up fairly quickly? My next project is a wrap sweater and I'm leaning really hard towards doing it in this black Shetland I have (my one concession to this book is I can't give up black.. I love color, but I love black too
) but I really need some suggestions here.
Any other Big Girl Knitters out there?