I'm happy to report that Knitting at Knoon has launched its first plus-size pattern in what will eventually be a new line for ample women. I discovered this cute vest yesterday on the Cascade Yarns blog and ended up having an email discussion with Chris de Longpre, the designer behind Knitting at Knoon.
The Simply Squared Plus vest, which comes in finished bust sizes up to 64 inches (God bless her!), will be becoming for many ample women, myself included. And it's a quick and easy knit using heavy worsted yarn. The pattern is available from Jimmy Beans Wool.
In the coming months, Chris plans to offer her Hyacinth cardigan in plus sizes. This beautiful design will look great on ample bodies, too.
Knitting at Knoon is primarily a wholesaler and only publishes patterns twice a year in May and December, so we may be waiting a bit. But I'm looking forward to seeing what else Chris comes up with given these first two fine designs.
An update on my broken and bruised boyfriend, Tom: he is on the mend but is still in a lot of pain. He was attempting to go back to work today but is still too hurt. He also faces the challenge involved in driving 100 miles to his office with a broken right foot - his driving foot. We'll see how he does this weekend. (He also broke three ribs and his collarbone during a motorcycle accident last Saturday.)
Meanwhile, I'm pretty miserable. Tom told me yesterday that he can't promise he'll never get back on the bike again and I'm not sure I can live with this. Clearly we've got a lot of talking to do and I've got some hard decisions to make. Thank God for knitting, my ultimate stress reducer. Right now Tom makes me wish I could spend 24x7 curled up with yarn and needles.