It's time to welcome big girls to the knitting lifestyle party! Amy R. Singer and Jillian Moreno (big girls themselves) have worked with the best designers to create a selection of patterns that suit real women with curves perfectly. No butt-cuppers or boob-huggers in the bunch. Big Girl Knits is packed with patterns--sweaters, coats, skirts, and even accessories--from classics to current designs for real women. Try knitting one of these and look and feel gorgeous in it:
• Whichway Funnelneck
• Lift and Separate Wrap
• Curvilicious Cardigan
• Boobilicious Tank
• Mosaic Skirt and Sweater Set
This book goes further than a simple book of knitting patterns; it educates knitters on how to create knitwear that fits well and looks beautiful. Knitters will learn to correctly measure their bodies for a perfect fit; alter existing patterns; recognize sweater designs that work with their shape, not against it--and rock the knitting house with their big, bad selves.
Jillian Moreno and Amy R. Singer are living the knitting lifestyle. Or la vida loca, depending on the day. Jillian is a knitwear designer who lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan, with her husband and two kids. Amy is editor of Knitty, an online knitting magazine based in Toronto, where she lives with her husband.
Derek Fagerstrom is a San Francisco-based editor/curator/ designer, and former Project Editor at ReadyMade magazine. Lauren Smith worked for the designer Todd Oldham in his New York studio, where she managed his PR department and helped produce photo shoots, television segments, magazine articles, and events. Lauren and Derek are the co-founders of The Curiosity Guild, an arts-and-crafts collective that offers workshops, field trips, appreciation nights, and special events. Check out their website and store, www.curiosityshoppeonline.com.
Tina Barseghian is the Editor-in-Chief of CRAFT magazine. She has written for the San Francisco Chronicle, Design for Living, and CondÃ© Nast Traveler and was a contributing editor at ReadyMade magazine.