Have been designing sweaters, hats, gloves, mittens, socks, toys, shawls and felted things for almost 25 years, and I learn something new all the time. I am addicted to circular knitting in any and all forms, and worship at the feet of Elizabeth Zimmermann and Meg Swansen. At this point I have written 400 patterns, which are available for PDF download.I'm not going to tell you about all 400 patterns, but we'll start with three. First up, check out this classic raglan called Heather's Cardigan. Knit in my perennial favorite Berroco Ultra Alpaca Light, this design comes in sizes from 38" - 63" finished bust. The cardigan is knitted in the round (read: no seams, Teresa) and sports tiny, feminine center cables. The heck with Heather! Heather's Cardigan would make a great cardigan for me.
Another Claudia design worth ooing and ahhing over is the Mossy Vine Cabled Sweater, another classic design you could wear forever because it never goes out of style. This sweater, which comes in sizes from 38" - 66" finished bust, is a straight-sided, saddle-shouldered pullover worked seamlessly from the top down.
As I've said previously, I won't wear horizontal stripes because I don't want to look as wide as the horizon. Unfortunately, vertically striped sweaters usually don't look right to me either. I do like this design from Claudia, however which manages to look like a vintage Scandanavian pullover. I guess that's why it's called a Faroe Vine Sweater. This pattern comes in sizes from 36" - 69" finished bust.
All of these patterns are available and downloadable through Countrywool, Claudia's yarn store located in Hudson, NY. Thank you, Claudia, for clothing the ample among us!.