Much of the griping has to do with the cover photo, which features a chevron vest. As one woman writes,
Uh, are the patterns like the picture on the cover, which makes the model appear to have no boobs or waist? And also looks pretty much exactly like an afghan my mother crocheted in the 70s?
She has a point.
A few weeks later, on the same Ravelry board, someone again excitedly reported that a new plus-size knitting book will soon be published. This book's name? Perfectly Plus - the same damn book, but this one comes with a much more attractive cover.
Perfectly Plus includes nine designs. Most are pretty elementary sweaters, as shown below. These are my two favorite patterns, but I tend to like classic cardigans and pullovers. Many on Ravelry think the offerings are pretty lackluster, but I'm going to buy the book anyway. I want to support any company that supports ample knitters, plus I could see making either of these sweaters someday.
Interestingly, Interweave has also changed covers on its upcoming plus-size knitting book, aptly called Knitting Plus. Interweave released the original cover, shown on the left, but later replaced it with the blue sweater photo.
An earnest, hard-working MBA student could write a thesis on book cover selection for the plus-size market. That's a long, boring paper I'd actually like to read, but I'm in marketing and such things fascinate me anyway.
Therefore, I'd love to know: which of these covers do you prefer? Post a response here if you have opinions regarding these book covers.