I have always wanted to learn how to knit a sweater but with my body shape (super curvy) I thought it would be difficult. Then I stumbled upon Amy Herzog’s “Knit to Flatter” book and now it seems possible. Not only possible, but an honest to goodness likelihood for 2014! This book is a fantastic gift idea for any knitter in your life.
Here is some more info about this groundbreaking book…
Part instruction manual and part pattern collection, Knit to Flatter teaches you how to assess your shape and then knit accordingly.
I present silhouettes and styles that work with each body shape, along with four ideal sweater patterns per category. Several more designs are then given to work especially well with various figure elements, like a large or small bust or curvy or straight waist.
Of course, all designs are crafted to be easy to modify, and include suggestions for tailoring the sweater to your needs. Like all of my designs, each pattern is written in 10 sizes, and the garments are photographed on a wide variety of shapes and sizes. Some samples even include bust darts, and those sample instructions are provided with the pattern.
Curious to know more? Here are some of the topics covered in depth:
- What a body shape is, and why it’s so much more important than your size.
- How clothing changes the appearance of our underlying shape.
- How to determine your own body shape and take measurements to get a perfect fit.
- How to compare your measurements against a schematic, and identify the changes you need to make as you’re knitting.
- All of the math you need to actually make those changes, from waist shaping to bust darts and beyond.
Sounds great, right? It really is! Now only is the “Knit to Flatter” book fantastic, but it is motivating too. I feel motivated to knit a sweater that will accentuate my curves, and to fall in love with those curves a long the way.
Be sure to check out Amy Herzog Designs, as well as her Faceboook, Twitter, and Pinterest pages. She’s even offered a special price for her “Knit to Flatter” Craftsy class! But first, be sure to enter for your chance to win a copy of the highly motivational & inspiring book “Knit to Flatter” (contest is open to US residents only). Good luck!