Classic Knits for Real Women: Versatile Knitwear Designs for Plus Sizes Paperback – 3 Mar 2006
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A word of warning: there are two editions of this book: British and American, with hardly any difference between them other than their identification numbers.
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The vast majority of the models for the book? Apparently sizes 8-12. There's one, count it, *one* model who looks like she might wear a plus size.
I wasn't overly impressed with the garments themselves, but that pales beside the fact that I can't trust them to be sized correctly for plus sizes because their models are not plus-sized.
I give the publishers credit for using models who aren't all anorexic 12-year-olds. However, none of the models even approaches the larger sizes touted by this book, which helps add to the misleading idea that these patterns will look good on larger women.
This book especially suffers in comparison with "Big Girl Knits." Unlike this book, BGK has lots of information about customizing items for various body shapes. BGK also has a wide variety of patterns that make use of shaping, resulting in more flattering fits. My advice--borrow a copy of this book and see whether there's really anything here that interests you. And then go buy a copy of BGK.
But, alas, I was bitterly disappointed.
First of all, plus-size does not mean over 65. Make that 85. My 67yo mother wouldn't be caught dead in most of this stuff.
Second, plus-size does not mean ugly, shapeless, and/or boring.
This book is an insult to plus-size knitters. I have a feeling these designers were forced at gunpoint to produce this work. It's too bad they didn't seize the opportunity to create something useful and beautiful. It's too bad Rowan chose designers who simply weren't up to the challenge.