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

The new Knitting Plus eBook is the must-have manual for plus-sized sweater construction and knitwear design-convenient anywhere and anytime. With this playful guide, you'll learn how to design wearable, tailor-made sweaters that have that perfect custom fit.

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With the new and convenient Knitting Plus eBook, you'll explore basic pullover and cardigan styles, including raglans, set-in sleeves, drop shoulders, seamless yokes, and dolmans in 15 stylish projects. Knitting Plus thoroughly outlines each element of the garment, while offering key tips on sweater measurements and tailoring for a custom fit. Included throughout this handy eBook are simple, easy-to-use templates of each construction type to make alterations and adaptations quick and simple.

An invaluable reference on fit and shape, Knitting Plus includes 15 irresistible designs by a variety of designers, including Mathew Gnagy, Mandy Moore, Lisa R. Myers, Lou Schiela, Katya Wilsher, and Kathy Zimmerman, as well as author Lisa Shroyer. Each pattern offers a broad range of sizes, specially designed to fit bust measurements from about 44 to 56 inches. Packed with design information and ready-to-knit patterns, the Knitting Plus eBook is your go-to technique and design reference for customizing patterns and creating that perfect fit. Projects range from quick mittens, hats, shawls, and scarves to cozy cardigans and pullovers in a variety of knitting techniques. From classic designs with fashion-forward color schemes to funky cable sweaters for weekend living, each pattern takes its inspiration from classic silhouettes and adds updated twists for unique must-have pieces.

Table of Contents

01 Common Sweater Elements and What They Mean for You
Bust Circumference
Body Length
Armhole (+ Yoke) Depth
Neck Circumference
Shoulder Width
Cross-Back Width
Neck Depth
Shoulder Depth or Slope
Underarm Span
Body Shaping
02 Sweater and Body Measurements: Standard and Otherwise
What Size Do I Knit?
How to Identify Your Non-Standard Measurements
Basic Steps for Customizing and Redesigning Patterns
Adding Sizes to a Pattern
Alternate Modifications: Changing a Sweater’s Construction
03 The Drop-Shoulder Sweater
Farrington Pullover: Lisa Shroyer
Vauxhall Tunic: Nancy Shroyer
Waltham Cabled Cardigan: Kathy Zimmerman
04 The Set-In Sweater
Lystra Pullover: Lisa Shroyer
Poppy Cardigan: Mandy Moore
Cleveland Shell: Lou Schiela
05 The Raglan Sweater
Banstead Pullover: Lisa Shroyer
Cheviot Henley: Lisa Shroyer
Audubon Shrug: Lisa Shroyer
06 The Seamless Yoke
Haviland Pullover: Lisa Shroyer
Passyunk Pullover: Lisa R. Myers
Barton Cardigan: Marlaina Bird
07 The Dolman Sweater
Delsea Pullover: Lisa Shroyer
Seagirt Pullover: Lou Schiela
Missimer Pullover: Katya Wilsher

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About the Author

Lisa Shroyer is the editor of Knitscene magazine. She has also worked as the patterns editor for Interweave Knits and Knitscene magazines since 2005, where she has witnessed thousands of knitting patterns and all possible permutations of sweater construction.  A life-long knitter, she has combined her expertise and her eye for design with a passion for knitting for plus sizes in Knitting Plus, her first book.  She lives in North Carolina.

“Every plus-size woman has probably looked at an array of knitting books and wished the patterns could be converted for someone of her size.  Well, the patterns in this book are so attractive that the plus-size ladies’ skinnier sisters might wish for the same thing.  With clear instructions and crisp color photographs showing the sweaters from different angles, this volume will fill a need on many knitting shelves.” - Booklist
"It’s refreshing to find a book which not only addresses plus-sized designs (there are others, but not many), but which also deals with the extra information you need to consider to fit a plus-sized sweater." – Knitting Scholar
"Now we're talking, Interweave.  Bring on the designs for the big girls!" – Knitting at Large blog
"It’s fantastic" – I Knit London
"This book features excellent writing, solid information, and great-looking projects." - Knit n' Style
"This fantastic offering belongs on your bookshelf right next to the Big Girl Knits books and the Curvy Knits ones, too." - Knitting at Large blog
“I’ll start by talking about the patterns in this book, since that’s what so many plus sized knitters are looking for.  They are good, wearable, and just enough of traditional basics to appeal to a wide variety of knitters and shapes of plus sizes - you will absolutely find something you will wear and look good in.” –
“This is the collection that style-conscious plus-size knitters have been waiting for—beautiful patterns plus essential information on fit.” – Library Journal

SKU: EP3799

Author/Speaker/Editor: Lisa Shroyer

Format: eBook

ISBN 13: 9781596684935

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