Wednesday, October 20, 2010

More ample knitting patterns to look forward to

We've got to wait until February to see Interweave's new Knitting Plus. But hopefully the uber-talented Ysolda's new plus-size patterns will appear long before then.

Ysolda will soon publish Little Red in the City, a collection of patterns provided in plus sizes as well as traditional women's sizes. As Ysolda writes on her blog:
One thing that’s always bothered me is that it’s great to find a pattern that includes your size but if you’re not close to the size of the model it can be hard to visualise how it’s actually going to look on you. No matter what grading decisions the designer makes, the same pattern is always going to look different with different proportions. When I first thought of doing a book of garment patterns I knew immediately that I wanted to show everything on at least two different models, with different sizes and body shapes.
God bless her! Ysolda is one of the few designers who really gets it. Here's a preview of the upcoming book. Don't know about you, but I LOVE what I see.

BTW, that cutie on the right is Ysolda herself. While we wait for Little Red in the City, you can get these Ysolda patterns now. Coraline comes in sizes up to a 62-inch finished bust size!

And the Vine Yoke Cardigan goes up to 56 inches.

Ysolda offers lots of other creative patterns, too. You can learn more about her and her designs at


  1. i haven't much looked into Ysolda's designs, because I did not know she was ample friendly! Now I have Added her blog to my feed and am going to browse.
    Thanks Julie for also posting the photos along with the pattern suggestions. t_a

  2. Wow! What a fabulous time to be a knitter! Thanks for the head's up on these. Fun stuff, for sure.

  3. This book will definitely be a future purchase for me. I love all the patterns shown so far. Thanks for sharing this wonderful find.

  4. I love her designs. You said they will be available soon. Is this in book form? If so, when?

  5. Not sure when the book is coming out, and I'm not sure if it's a book-book or an e-book. The website just says coming soon. I'm definitely buying this one.

    Thanks for reading and commenting, girls!