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Plus-size knitting resources

As a result of several comments in my post yesterday about a plus-size yarn crafts community or web site, I did some research into plus-size knitting resources. This is the research. (I'm going to put it in my memories, feel free to do the same.)


http://www.livejournal.com/community/knitting/443319.html

http://www.livejournal.com/community/knitting/1992566.html

http://www.livejournal.com/community/design_yer_own/
"Pattern Changes and Designers' Journal" (mostly seems devoted to sewing)

http://www.ample-knitters.com/
Ample-Knitters web site. Go to Gallery to see photos of member projects. There are also group projects. The email list is good too, but it gets a lot of traffic.

http://www.whiteliesdesigns.com/

I found this tip about shaping and resizing on a web bbs somewhere:
The directions in the first chapter of SNBN explain the "magic formula" and how to find stitch ratios and row ratios. Seems like it would take a little bit of math, but you could change a pattern to fit yourself if you took your time and worked it out. And just like for anyone who tries to modify a pattern, no matter what their size, it might not be perfect the first time, and might take a little fiddling with as far as when/where to do decreases/increases, etc., but once you had it all tinkered out, it would be awesome and it would be YOURS.
http://www.lionbrand.com/patterns/khs-quickVest.html
seed stitch vest

http://www.lionbrand.com/patterns/kkc-patchworkVest.html
cotton vest

http://www.lionbrand.com/content-crochetPatternIndex.html
lion brand adult crochet patterns (has "+ size" logo to indicate which items are in larger sizes. although some of the larger sizes aren't that large)

http://www.lionbrand.com/content-knittingPatternIndex.html
lion brand knit patterns (has "+ size" logo to indicate which items are in larger sizes. although some of the larger sizes aren't that large)

http://www.magknits.com/chilly04/patterns/donna.htm
plus-size shaped v-neck sweater (but only in one size) - includes instrux for short-row shaping

Addition
http://www.atimetoknit.com/attk_d_jt_1.html
Sweaters with bust sizes up to 56

I haven't put a post on knitting yet about this.

Comments

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kightp
Jan. 11th, 2005 09:30 pm (UTC)
There's an e-mail list called Ample Knitters that has a Web site here:

http://www.ample-knitters.com/

I don't subscribe, but I ran across them in a Google search; the Web site has a good Resources page pointing to pattern sources and such.
firecat
Jan. 11th, 2005 10:06 pm (UTC)
I already had that listed above, but thanks!
kightp
Jan. 11th, 2005 11:17 pm (UTC)
Why, so you had. I wonder why I didn't see it? I swear, my brain is out to lunch this week - too much multitasking!
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