I am very excited to be part of the Knitting Plus Book with my Missimer Pullover. Composed especially for plus-sized women, it not only has 15 gorgeous patterns, but also lots of information and tips on how to make sure that your garment fits well and suits your body shape.
Chapter 1 explains how sweaters are constructed and how different measurements influence the finished fit. Chapter 2 talks about body measurements, how to choose right size and gives you tips on how to customise your garment. Lisa goes on to explore 5 basic styles of sweaters: drop-shoulder, set-in sleeve, raglan sleeve, seamless yoke and dolman sleeve. She explains what styles suit different body shapes. And there are 3 patterns for each sweater style.
My design Missimer Pullover with dolman sleeve and simple boat neck is full of style and sophistication. Large-scale all-over lace pattern is perfect for a plus-sized garment. Shimmery linen-blend yarn gives the fabric a beautiful drape.
Creating the sample of the pullover was not without a few mishaps. I took this project with me on a sailing holiday in Greece. One day, when I was knitting on deck, a rush of wind blew all my notes into the water. My mother-in-law and I tried to fish them out of the water. We managed to rescue most of it, but unfortunately my chart had drowned. Luckily for me, I managed to recreate the chart from my swatch.
I hope you will enjoy this book. Happy knitting, everyone!