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18 September 2007 @ 12:49 pm
Finished sweater  
Earlier this month, I finished my first sweater. I've only been knitting for about a year and a half now. My friend, modeling the sweater, loved it. But, of course, I see that I need to either pick patterns for busty gals or learn how to measure and adjust a pattern for the person I am making the sweater for.

Birthday sweater

Can anyone recommend a book or web site that discusses resizing or revising patterns?
 
 
 
miss_cute_bootsmiss_cute_boots on September 18th, 2007 05:31 pm (UTC)
Big Girls Knit is a great resource, especially for adding short row shaping.
Angelaninthraven on September 18th, 2007 08:18 pm (UTC)
Cool! I had seen that book, but hadn't gotten around to purchasing it. I think I shall do so now!
Missing Left Sock Beastsistercoyote on September 18th, 2007 05:34 pm (UTC)
Big Girl Knits has some really good advice on resizing and revising for bustiness.
Angelaninthraven on September 18th, 2007 08:18 pm (UTC)
Thanks!
Sara / Katesarakate on September 18th, 2007 08:12 pm (UTC)
I'll have to chime in and say that Big Girl Knits is, dopey name notwithstanding, worth the price of admission. Even for those who are not big but merely curvy, its advice on shaping to suit your curves, wherever they may be located, is excellent.

In addition, Jenna Wilson has had some excellent articles in her Thinking Beyond the Pattern series in the last three issues of Knitty, which I would certainly recommend.

Finally, Interweave Knit's Knitting Daily newsletter has had some nice information on shaping with bust darts, which is worth checking out.
Angelaninthraven on September 18th, 2007 08:18 pm (UTC)
Thank you for the resource leads.