Book Review & Giveaway: Knitting Plus

Posted by on Jun 28, 2011 in Knitting | Comments


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Book Review:
I am in love with Knitting Plus: Mastering Fit + Plus-size style + 15 projects by Lisa Shroyer. I’m a size 12 – 14 myself, and tall, about 5’10″, so though I don’t often knit from patterns, when I do I have to make changes. Lots of them.

Fortunately for me, I just make it into size range for some of the projects in this book. Let me tell you, I’ve never been so happy to be a (somewhat) plus-sized knitter!  The whole front section of the book is filled with designer tips on how to knit for plus sizes.  Things like how to choose a size, where you might need to adapt the shaping, and what sweater elements will look good on your body type.

One of my favorite designs is by Craftsy member (and future Craftsy instructor) Marlaina Bird. She designed the Barton Cardigan pictured below.

Another one of my faves is the lacy Missimer Pullover:

This book is great not only as a collections of plus-sized patterns, but also as a reference book for how to adapt patterns and fit larger sizes.  To learn more about the book and its author, check out the Knitpicks podcast interview with Lisa Shroyer.

To learn more about fitting your knits, take a look at my new online knitting class, Knit Lab: Fit Your Knits.  In this class, we walk through how to customize any pattern’s shaping, add bust darts, and alter armholes for a perfect fit.  Though we don’t address specific plus-sized issues, if you are “borderline plus” like me, you’ll find a lot here that speaks to you!

As a special treat for you, we’re giving away a copy of Knitting Plus: Mastering Fit + Plus-size style + 15 projects.  To enter, all you have to do is leave a comment to this blog post, and we’ll choose a winner at random next week.

The Rules: Only one entry per person, and you must be a Craftsy member to win. So, before you post a comment, make sure to Click Here to Join Craftsy!

 

 

Comments

  1. Amanda tressler says:

    Yay! I wanna win!

    1. sharon schuyler says:

      I could certainly use that book! I am ready to win it!

    2. Kathleen Lapointe says:

      As a full figured woman, I would love to win this book!!!

    3. esther irons says:

      i love doing crafts,sewing, knitting,brochet, it doesn’t matter but love to read too. I need this book!!

  2. Charlotte T says:

    Would love to win….

  3. Lurandah says:

    I would love that book!!!

  4. Teresa M says:

    What a great book! I would love to win it!

    Thanks

  5. Diana K says:

    The Missimer pullover is beautiful!

  6. LILA DE PENNING says:

    I would love to win this book. I collect projects for a hobby (LOL). Actually I get so excited about a new project that I often time start it and then excited about something else I want to knit. I made a resolution to finish 6 projects I had started before I start something new. I am on my 6th project — ready to look for something new to staryt.

    1. Lori says:

      I’m always making this promise to myself then another great project comes along. I have so many patterns saved to my computer for future projects I could spend years just doing those.

  7. Teressa says:

    I have been pondering whether to purchase this book. Thanks for the great review!

  8. Trudi says:

    Plus size patterns are so rare, it is great to see a collection, as well as help to adjust sizes

  9. Becky Baldwin says:

    I ahve been looking for a book of patterns that I can use to make clothes for me and my plus size friends
    This is a great book

  10. Melanie Hayes says:

    Would love a chance at this book as I am a plus myself and it would be great to learn some patterns that would fit me

  11. Vickie Streich says:

    Thank you for the opportunity to win a copy of this book! It’s so exciting to see a couple of the projects in the book… I, too, fit into the category of being a size 14. I haven’t knit a garment in a long while so this would be the perfect chance to give it another try!

  12. Rachel says:

    Wow. Those designs look really awesome. I am always looking for help on how to adjust patterns to fit me.

  13. Ingela says:

    Nice patterns. I really like what I see.

  14. Danielle says:

    I’m a relatively new knitter and am intimidated by starting to knit clothes since I’ve read about the horror stories of having to make so many alterations to patterns to fit plus-sized bodies like mine.

  15. Sandy Manchester says:

    Wow…. finally a book with plus size patterns. :-) I learned to Crochet and Knit when I was about 11 or 12 and have just gotten back into both… this is something that I will be getting for my own craft library.

  16. Lori Byrd says:

    Just the book I have been looking for ! Time to jump in a knit a sweater for me ! Yipee !

  17. Linda B. says:

    I’m really enjoying Craftsy – thanks for inviting us all to be a part of it!

  18. Jackie says:

    Wow! Plus size knitting that’s modern and fashionable…LOVE IT!! Can’t wait to buy this book :)

  19. carmen booz says:

    What a wonderful idea for a book and it’s just about time too. For those of us that are taller than average, or bustier than average, or want to make a gift for someone that is, patterns are so hard to find, and the calculations leave a million places for errors – this book will be a gift from above and what wonderful patterns!!!

  20. Pam Laycock says:

    I am a novice plus-sized knitter and have hesitated getting into knitting garments for myself because I’m never sure how they are going to fit. This book looks awesome, and if I don’t win it I’m going to buy it! I absolutely love the photo of the Barton cardigan… once I figure out how to do cables! ;-)

  21. Carolyn Madsen says:

    What beautiful patterns! I’m on the ‘edge’ of being plus size, and my daughter is a size 2x, so this book sounds like a marvelous resource! Thank you!

  22. I’ve been trying to find patterns for +size women. Hurray! I appreciate craftsy.com for thinking of those of us who are of the truly “Normal size”.
    Thanks,
    Sharon

  23. Karen Perkins says:

    I would love to knit beautiful sweaters like the ones you have in this book. I am very excited about it.

  24. Emily says:

    I can’t wait to check out this book! The patterns look great but the info on adapting patterns is going to come in very handy!

  25. Tracy Fitzwater says:

    Thanks for this book and the giveaway! I haven’t been brave enough to attempt knitting a garment, mostly because of the fitting challenges, but I love the inspiration!

  26. Meera says:

    Yay, for big knitters! It’s so frustrating to see these little bolero sweaters and things that only work on size 2 women. I need to check out this book, if I don’t win it! :-)

  27. Buffy Joseph says:

    I’d love to win this book! I’ve seen a friend’s copy, and it looks great.

  28. Carol Smith says:

    I would like to win this book to complement the Knit Lab course Fit Your Kits. I am taking this on Craftsy taught by Stepfanie Japel. I have taken two of Stepfanie other Knit courses and have enjoyed learning with her.

  29. Mary Ellen says:

    I would love to win this!

  30. Christine says:

    This looks like a wonderful book!

  31. Paula Chase says:

    I love the Barton Cardigan! I never find cardigans flattering, but that design is incredible. Want to make one!

  32. Books4me107 says:

    I love this book! I just checked it out of the library. I was just thinking I’m going to have to break down and buy it. But winning it would be ever so much better. :)

  33. Sue Naegels says:

    I’ve had my eye on this book for a while now! I would so like to own a copy.

  34. joanna root says:

    I’ll always be a plus I fear, so these great patterns and sizing tips will be great! Thanks for the offer and chance to win.

  35. Mary says:

    These Patterns for plus size are Great… It is hard to find patterns that are flattering.

  36. Marianne Marden says:

    I am thrilled there is now more out there for the plus size knitter. Especially please there is information on adapting patterns. Thank you!

  37. sylvie harms says:

    I knit and have since a child my mother and my grandmother its second nature to us knitting is very relaxing and rewarding nothing better than weraing an item you have made .
    being a plus size knitter any new patteren would be great as there aren’t many about X

  38. Jane says:

    Both of my daughters are plus size women and I have never knitted any type of garment for either of them, only purses and scarves. I have always been afraid to attempt a project like sweaters because of not knowing how to adjust the fit, which is why I have been interested in this new book Knitting Plus.

    I think it would be a helpful addition to my library.

  39. Linda hood says:

    Would love the book. Patterns look like something I would love to knit. Looking for a good motivation to resume my knitting hobby.

  40. Adele Michelsen says:

    Like you, I don’t fit into the “Normal Women’s sizes”… I’m too big to shop in the regular clothing stores and too small to shop in the PLUS size shops. (I’m 5’8″ tall and also wear a size 14).

    I’m looking forward to reading your book. I’d love to learn how to adapt patters for my size.

    Thank you!

  41. Jane Phillips says:

    Love, love, love these sweaters. Already have the yarns. Just need the patterns. Hope I win!!

  42. Ana Stonick says:

    Awesome stuff :) Makes me (almost) long for cardigan weather!

  43. Donna says:

    Finallly!!!! A book for the normal size people!! It’s so hard sometimes to find things to make that isn’t designed for a stick!! LOL

  44. ro says:

    What wonderful patterns….a real treat with the styles et al. Would love to get a copy for my sister, who is an excellent knitter!!!

  45. Wende Tobler says:

    Would love to win this book, I actually have it on hold at the library waiting to view it. Awesome site btw.

  46. Lynne says:

    I have daughters who fit into this category and it would be really great to be able to make sweaters for them without the endless adjustments!

  47. madelynn Schwarz says:

    The book looks gtreat- pick me, pick me,pick me please

  48. Kathleen Hamer says:

    I’m excited about this book. As a plus sized knitter, having the knowledge of how to adapt a pattern to fit me opens the door for so many more knitting fashion options. I don’t always like the patterns available for plus sizes and didn’t know how to adjust a pattern. I can’t wait to get my hands on it.

  49. anne cook says:

    What a great give-away… I need all the help I can get with my knitting, this being for plus size is AWESOME!!!

  50. Sandra Tracey says:

    I have looked around for something like this. It seems many patterns are not suited for my body type. Wider shoulders, ponch in the front, not much in the back. I would love to have a copy of this book. I’m sure there’s plenty I could learn from it, and hopefully make something beautiful for myself for a change. Something like the Barton Cardigan! pretty.
    *crosses fingers/toes/eyes/ears* (ouch, that last part hurt *wink*)

  51. Laurel Whitlock says:

    Please oh please oh please.

  52. Margaret I Duchrow says:

    I love to knit and my daughter-in-law is hooked on knitting, too. And we both are not “little” women.
    I’ll do the Lacey Missimer and she can do the Barton Cardigan. And then we’ll do the rest.
    I love these patterns!

  53. Staci says:

    Can’t wait to get a peek inside…plus size patterns that aren’t dowdy or boring are hard to find!

  54. Nicole Cothren says:

    I have never knit a sweater for myself because I have never found a pattern that I liked that had instructions for my size. I am by no means an expert knitter and I don’t know how to adjust a pattern to fit me. How wonderful to see someone do that for me in this book! The patterns you have shown look absolutely beautiful. This would be an excellent purchase for me. I would knit every pattern in this book! Love it and thank you for informing all us plus size knitters!

  55. Paige says:

    WIN! WIN! WIN! :)

  56. Maddy Cox says:

    Love the cardigan and today is my birthday! I’m a new knitter but feel somewhat intermediate now thanks to your helpful videos! This book would be a great asset for me to learn how to adjust sizes to cover my “assets”. =)

  57. kimbarnett says:

    Wow, I could really use this book!

  58. may says:

    I’m a fluffy girl and want to win the book.

  59. Missy says:

    Love the patterns. Fingers crossed!

  60. amburjama says:

    Oooh! Pick me, pick me!!!

  61. Linda says:

    This looks fabulous. I hope I win.

  62. Armoracia says:

    YAY!
    As a definitely-plus-size knitter with a number of plus-size friends, this book has cheered me to my toes! So many times i look at a pattern i love and wish i knew how to adapt it!

    I am truly looking forward to the book!

  63. Laura_in_TX (member WacoKnitters) says:

    This would be fantastic for many of our Knitting Group!!! Looking forward to spreading the word. Thanks for the review.

  64. Linda Belcher says:

    What beautiful sweater pieces. Thanks for a chance to win a great book.

  65. Audra says:

    I wanna win too!

    XD

  66. Kristine Hoder says:

    I love the Missimer Pullover and will probably buy the book if I don’t win it (I have a passion for knitting books). I love the sweaters you have previewed.

  67. cheryl says:

    I am new to knitting & would love to win!!!!

  68. Karen Hutton says:

    Would love to have this book. Being a plus-size gal and loving sweaters this is perfect!

  69. Jan Dymond says:

    The sample pics of patterns are fascinating!! And the theme is perfect for high north regions….not a lot of sunbathers up my way….lol. I can think of tons of knitters up here who would love such a book in their collections. I wonder what they’ll trade me for?? eventually, that is.

  70. Lucie Crete-Racette says:

    What a terrific book this would be to add to my collection! I’m a plus-sized gal myself, as are a lot of my friends, and I’ve often given up on knitting a pattern that I loved because I knew the largest size wouldn’t fit me or the person I wanted to knit it for. I’m positively drooling over that beautiful cardigan with all the cables on it.

  71. Roberta Jasin says:

    WOW That book looks awesome. What beautiful knit clothes I would have. It is very hard to get the right fit for the ‘fluffy’ girls. Good luck to whoever the lucky winner is!!!

  72. Zoie says:

    I’d love to win this book too. I’m a bit “top heavy” and could use the help on how to adjust different patterns to customize my fit, even though I might be one size on the upper part of a sweater & another on the lower part.

  73. Cathy V. says:

    I love all the designs you’ve shown so far. Being a “bustier” person I can never find a pattern I like or that looks good on me…the hunt is over with this must have book! Fingers crossed ;)

  74. Xara says:

    Such a good idea! Cute!
    Most likely wont win, but I will buy it. Im glad I seen this! :)

  75. sarai says:

    precious models! i would love to winn…

  76. Sharon Ertl says:

    I LOVE the Barton Cardigan. I’ve always been afraid of doing a sweater, but that one changes my mind. I know I can do the cable, and with patience (which I don’t have a lot of lol) I think I could do it. I know I’d want one. Thanks for the opportunity to win the book.

  77. Lynn Norzinskay says:

    I would love to have this book. I’m a bit more than just into plus size, and have trouble finding patterns that fit well. It would be nice to know how to make the patterns I like fit me, as well as having patterns that are made to fit to start with. Love the pictures shown here, too.

  78. Kim Herrman says:

    I’m a plus size gal & would love this book. I’ve recently gotten back into knitting, hadn’t knitted any project since I was in 4-H. I’m currently working on a baby afghan for my niece. I’ve made several dishcloths for fellow co-workers. I would love to knit one of Barton Cardigan for myself & wear it proudly!!!!!! Thanks for a chance to win this book!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  79. sherri says:

    This sounds like the perfect book! I’m new to knitting and would love to win this.

  80. Heather says:

    Got this book out of the library and would love to win a copy. So much I want to make.

  81. Rossana says:

    This book looks terrific. As a full figured knitter, I am always adopting patterns for my size, and this looks like just the help I need to do a better job at fitting.

  82. Monika Brinkschulte says:

    I like the book I hope that I win

  83. Serial Mommy says:

    I already have one plus size knit book and my opinion is I could always use another! Thanks for sharing it!

  84. Cheryl says:

    AT LAST, on-point style for those of us who are curvy and LOVE to knit! I am a fairly new knitter and have been frustrated with the seeming lack of fashionable patterns – looks like THIS book will hit the spot!! Thank you!!!!!

  85. Jane Phillips says:

    Love, love, love these patterns! I already have the yarn for 2 of them in my stash so would love to win the book!!

  86. Callie Carey says:

    I would love to win this book!!

  87. Jillian says:

    I have been knitting for 46 years since I was four years old and have always struggled with my body being a mature plus size shape. Making those pattern adjustments have always challenged me soma book like this will be lved and enjoyed for many years onward. Hope I have a chance to win.

  88. Patty Remmell says:

    I have been looking for this book FOR EVER!! I’m a big woman and I’m tired of squeezing myself like a sausage into tiny sweaters and the plus size sweaters I find in the store are pretty much ugly. I neeeeed this book! Please, pretty please :)

  89. Kaleb G says:

    This book would be a great summer project!

  90. cyndimiller83@yahoo.com says:

    A great book for everyone!

  91. Bev Cenate says:

    would love this book very hard to find plus size trendy patterns, lots of my friends would love for me to make them a sweater that actually fits.

  92. Linda says:

    I have seen an advance copy at my LYS. It is GREAT!!! I want one so bad I don’t know what to do!!!!

  93. Ali Bellamy says:

    Oh my goodness, gorgeous designs that will actually fit. Hallelujah – lemme at it! Would love to own such a lovely book.

  94. Jacky says:

    I would love to win this book, I am top heavy too and it would help to know how to adjust my patterns

  95. Laurie R. says:

    I’ve been debating on this book and knitting garments for me as well…it takes a lot of yarn to cover my size 24-26 body! I was looking at an excerpt from the book in one of the recent Interweave Knits and I really like the pattern.

  96. ada harris says:

    I’d love to win this book!!

  97. cheryl evans says:

    I would love to win that book. :)

  98. Merryl Chantrell says:

    For way too long us Plus Sized women were well and truly overlooked. Not any more!

  99. Dana Cook says:

    I have been thinking about buying this book, I would sure LOVE to win it!

  100. srcbruner38373 says:

    I’d love the book. As a “fluffy” girl, having patterns that fit and look good are important. Love what I’ve seen.

    Susie

  101. Miranda says:

    Wow – what pretty patterns! Would love to see the rest of the book. :)

  102. Teri Johnson says:

    I love knitting but really have never tackled working on plus sizes, even if I am a plus size no doubt! But to be able to create not only for me but for my plus sized 11 year old granddaughter so she can feel good in knits would be a great blessing! If I don’t win it I will have to buy it…I must have it!

  103. Kathy Schubert says:

    I’m really looking forward to checking out this book. I’m plus-sized, new to knitting and working up the courage to knit a garment for myself. Finding patterns already written for plus-size will this new area so much easier. I hope I win the book!

  104. angie colon morris says:

    Gotta have this. tired of knitting for babies and teens. Need some stuff for me and my Bestie!

  105. Mary-Ellen says:

    The Barton Cardigan’s slenderizing cables are my favorite. I’ve been reluctant to attempt a sweater, but this pattern is very tempting.

  106. Caro Hayes says:

    From what I saw it looks like a great book. Good luck everyone.

  107. Gillian Cash says:

    This book would be a big plus for me as a plus size i could actually make something beautiful for myself, plus some of my friends and on the plus side i could win it -that would be just fantastic. Please please let it be mex

  108. Mandarella says:

    I’ve loved this book since I read about it in Interweave’s Knitting Daily blog! I’ll keep my fingers crossed!

  109. Chris B says:

    Very cool! I am a plus size too and this is fantastic!

  110. lisa says:

    Would love to make that for me!!!

  111. Chris B says:

    Cool! I’m a plus size and this is fabulous!

  112. carolyn says:

    I have her first book and LOVE IT! Plus size gal myself and delighted to knit more then shawls for ME! :o)

  113. Angela says:

    I would love to win! I am a plus size!

  114. Audrey Sterritt says:

    Great. this is the book I have been waiting years for. Would love to win it.

  115. Mary says:

    Love the patterns.

  116. Donna Pumphrey says:

    I love the cardigan. I’d love to win so I could make this cardigan for myself.

  117. Amie says:

    OH! Pick me!!!!!

  118. Brenshaw says:

    Wow, I’ve just returned to knitting after many, many years and I’m loving every minute of it. Being a plus size, this book is a plus for me. Would love to have this at my fingertips. Pick me!!

  119. Judith O'Donnell says:

    Beautiful designs….and interesting to knit.

  120. Lauren Paro says:

    I love your website and I really woul love this book! Yea! 8)

  121. Barbara Robertson says:

    Oh, this would be so great to add to my library! The designs look beautiful, trendy and so flattering on a real-sized woman!

    My fingers are crossed!

    Thank you.

  122. Stacey says:

    The patterns look AMAZING!!!

  123. looks like an awesome one!

  124. Margaret says:

    It really would be nice to be inspired to knit something for myself (being plus sized is not easy when it comes to patterns). Would love to win.

  125. Terri Achmann says:

    Looks like a great book! Love the styles so far…

  126. Cris says:

    This looks like a wonderful book. Sure hope I win a copy!

  127. Jody says:

    Yes, please!!!

  128. Sandra Slater says:

    Please choose me as your winner for the advanced copy of Lisa Shroyer’s new book “Knitting Plus: Mastering Fit + Plus-size style + 15 projects”. I am a Plus size knitter who desparately needs help altering patterns for better fits using this product! Thank-you, MaDucks (Sandra)

  129. Eleonora says:

    like this … :-)

  130. Tara K says:

    I would dearly love to win this book. I hate clothes shopping because I can never find anything that fits and is in a color I like, so I would love to knit more for myself. Everything I’ve tried for myself so far is a massive failure! This book could help! :) thanks to the authors for putting the book together!

  131. Leeza says:

    The very first thing I would make is the Barton Cardigan! Wow! What a sweater.

  132. Eileen Yu says:

    I can’ tell you how much I want that book! Please pick me with the random number generater!!

  133. sue kern says:

    I’ve made several things for my daughter, she is 6′ tall….they are fine, but I’d love to have the book to make them without guessing! patterns look wonderful….several gals in my knitting group would get use of it as well….

  134. Thea says:

    Love to win this book! There are so many more people I could knit for!!!

  135. tania mcfarlane says:

    would love to have this book.so i could try some new things

  136. Debby says:

    What a wonderful book – would love to win it!

  137. Carol Dorrell says:

    I have fallen in love with lacy Missimer Pullover and would love to knit this beautiful cardigan. The idea of having a book that covers larger sizes is simply great..Thanks for the chance to win this book..
    Smiles
    Carol D

  138. April says:

    really want this book :)

  139. Jenn says:

    I’m always thrilled to see something dedicated to working with larger sizes!

  140. Judy Bearns says:

    great idea would love to win♥

  141. Diane Luther says:

    What a wonderful book, great designs for us plus size people.

  142. beverly says:

    would love to win. I think I am addicted to knitting books.

  143. Leigh says:

    I would adore this book. I was beginning to wonder if there were any books/patterns/etc. for plus sizes!

  144. Candace says:

    I love that last purple sweater, I can definitely see myself wearing that! I would love to win the book so I can make it!

  145. Judy Bearns says:

    would love to win, the sweater are beautiful would love to make them all♥

  146. LisaC says:

    Finally something to help me make something for me!!! Thanks for doing this giveaway!!!

  147. Ann Coles says:

    This book would be just great for a new group I’m hoping to set up for new knitters and experienced knitters.

  148. Erin says:

    Pick me! I’d love to knit the patterns in this book!

  149. BlissLissy says:

    I am so excited to find your site! I love being a member of a community of fellow artisans!

  150. andradeceline says:

    Joined a few weeks ago and am looking forward to see your beatiful desings

  151. Cathy MacGillivray says:

    would love to win this prize, I am still learning lol but try to take in as much information as I can )

  152. Grete Ruth says:

    What a great book. I would love to knit some of those projects for myself!

  153. Debbie Guest says:

    This book would be great fir my library. I am large busted and sweaters are very hard to fit

  154. Karen says:

    I’m looking forward to perusing this book!

  155. Angelica Macklin says:

    Yay!!! How cool!

  156. Laura in MI says:

    Finally-a book that isn’t for skinny girls!. I need this book!

  157. Dianna says:

    Looks like some pretty designs! I’d love to win and try some!

  158. JW says:

    I LOVE it!!! Fewer changes and the cardigan is fabulous!!

  159. Rose McKinney says:

    Looks like a very interesting and informative book to have in my library.

  160. Antoinette says:

    I would LOVE to have this! I have been eyeing it for a while :)

  161. Whitney says:

    The sweaters in this book look amazing. I especially like the purple one displayed here. Finally! A book designed for me!

  162. I would love to add this book to my knitting library. The examples you show are stunning sweaters.

  163. Shawn Kreil says:

    I would love this book. I never make garments for me because of being a large women. Would love to have a book that is just for the plus size market.

  164. Chickie says:

    Larger sizes are hard to fit, I’d love to have the book

  165. Adriene Brookes says:

    I saw her on Knitting Daily and have coveted the book since then. It is on my wish list!

  166. Susan says:

    It is so exciting to have a book with stylish patterns for bigger girls!

  167. Barb Smith says:

    I have seen several sweaters from this book that I would like to make. Hope I can win it.

  168. Roxanne Weaver says:

    This book will be a must own for me. I am so sick of buying all the magazines and only finding 1 or 2 plus size patterns in them.

  169. Roxanne Weaver says:

    Also these patterns look so very feminine and classy not frumpy. If I don’t win the book here I will definitly be purchasing it.

  170. Diane Howard says:

    I want to win!

  171. Diane Wright says:

    I’m a plus size! Would love to win!

  172. Sandra says:

    I’ve tried to adapt pattern for knitted sweates, and I’m not as successful as I’d like! This book would come in handy!

  173. Patty Gleason says:

    Love these classic patterns for the well-rounded woman.

  174. Marlene says:

    Hmm, this looks like an amazing book. I love all of the sweaters in this blog entry. I want this book!

  175. linda revels says:

    Would love to have this book..being a plus size myself I find it hard to find “beautiful-stylish garment , and on a fixed income it is not easy for me to buy books or patterns this pretty..Thanks just incase I win…

  176. Amberdawn Moore says:

    Love the cardigan…would really enjoy a book like this!!!

  177. Johanne says:

    I have queued many of the beautiful patterns in this book. It would be so great to win it and make garments that fit properly. Just can’t wait… :-D

  178. Emma meek says:

    As a plus sizer myself this would be a great book to have!

  179. Debra says:

    I would love this book, I am new to knitting and have made small items…finding size appropriate patterns for my plus size hasnt been easy. Sounds like a very good book to have in my library and tool pack!

  180. Laurie says:

    What beautiful work. “Just my Size” I would like to win this book.

  181. lisa Schappell says:

    I’m definitely a Plus girl and I would LOVE to win this book! Thanks!

  182. Maggie Overath says:

    I am plus size too and trying to figure out how to fit your own frame. I am five feet and about 8 inches tall. I hope to win this book ehehehehehe

    Maggie

  183. Pam says:

    This looks like the perfect book for me!! I would LOVE to win!!

  184. Debra Hooks says:

    I would love to win this book. I am a plus size knitter and the plus size patterns are so hard to find. I would love to become more adept at fitting myself. Just skip the contest and send the book to me.

  185. val gibbons says:

    Thank you, thank you, thank you, at last patterns for plus sizes. Bloody marvelous!!!!!!

  186. joan says:

    could I ever use this book!!! fingers crossed (when not knitting or keyboarding, at least…)

  187. Melanie says:

    We can never have enough help on this topic! Thanks!

  188. Diane says:

    Sounds like exactly what I need. I’m never quite sure how to make sweaters fit.

  189. Penelope Deotte says:

    I would love to win this book. The Barton Cardigan is great. The cable detail is so pretty and I love projects that are knit in one piece; keeps me from procrastinating on the finishing.

  190. Dawn says:

    I very very rarely knit for myself because it’s hard to find patterns that fit – I would love to win this book and change that!

  191. Sharon Kushnir says:

    I have been looking for a book like this for years…not your same old same old large women patterns!!!!

  192. Jenny E says:

    I would love to win this! I think I would make the audubon shrug first or maybe the barnstead pullover.

  193. Sandie De Gray Birch says:

    I would really love this book, both my sisters and I are all plus size, so it would certainly get a lot of useI

  194. barbara says:

    love the idea of not having to resize a pattern

  195. Vickie Yanik says:

    Would love to win this book! I need all the help I can get. Would love to knit myself a sweater but I think I need some guidance on making it fit.

  196. Martha says:

    I really need this book. The last sweater I knitted I had to take out and add in order for it to fit.

  197. Cheryl K. says:

    I would make good use of this book I’m sure! It seems to have sleek patterns, which are hard to find for a plus-size figure.

  198. Darlene Gill says:

    I am a rather ample sized lady “Queen Sized” in the latest vernacular in fact. I have always loved to knit lovely things, but never for myself as there are so very few patterns for plus sized women that are so beautiful as these. Even if I do not win, I will most surely be purchasing the book. Good luck to all contestants.

  199. Colleen Hudson says:

    I sure would love to win this book! I struggle with getting my things to fit…

  200. Judy says:

    I would love to win this book. So many projects to make!

  201. Elva Syvertson says:

    These are beautiful pieces! I love to find plus-size knit sizes, thanks :D
    EJS

  202. Deborah says:

    I Want It I Want It I Want It!!! This would be so helpful in the knitting classes I teach.

  203. Rhonda Brossart says:

    This book has some wonerful patterns.

  204. Carole Leiser says:

    What great patterns! Plus size are usually so boring. Thanks for these :)

  205. susan says:

    wow…I want the Lisa Shroyer book!!

  206. Jill Garrett says:

    I just signed up last night for the Fit to Knit Class!!! Would love a copy of this book! Thanks for the opportunity!

  207. Jo says:

    What a great contest! Good luck everyone!

  208. Ann Doman says:

    Fitting plus size garments is important to me. I would love to win the book.

  209. Jenny Lynn Musisca says:

    I’d love to have this book, so even if I don’t win it I intend to buy it just for the little bit I have seen and read about it! Anything to give this old girl a hand!

  210. Lorraine says:

    I would love to win this book! Please, please, please pick me!

  211. Linda Austin says:

    I’d love this book!

  212. Sharon C. Hallman says:

    The styles are wonderful. I would love to have this book.

  213. Dorothy Joy Little says:

    There are so many wonderful designs. It would be a treat to knit from this book.

  214. Ann says:

    It is so much fun to be able to knit for people who are plus sized like myself. The patterns and styles are very becoming for a full figured woman. I look forward to many happy days making these different patterns and adding to my wardrobe. Thank you for all the help you provide.

  215. carodane says:

    Me! Me! Me!

  216. Judi A. says:

    This is a book I would like to have.

  217. Janice Weinstein says:

    This would be a great addition to my knitting library!

  218. Shannon says:

    It’s so nice to see beautiful projects for people of all sizes!

  219. Diane says:

    the patterns look nice, I’d like to win

  220. Pat Lupori says:

    Not only would I love to win that book, I need to win that book. Fingers crossed!

  221. Oooo, I just signed up this morning! This would be a great “Welcome” gift :) I can’t wait to see what wonderfullness this community brings my way…

  222. Lucia Resch says:

    Looks like a great book. I would love to win it!! Thanks!

  223. Susan havens says:

    This would be fun to win!

  224. Ginny says:

    What beautiful sweaters! Can’t wait to see the rest of the patterns in the book.

  225. Jennifer Floyd says:

    This book looks wonderful!!

  226. Pam Hodges says:

    Thank you for the plus size patterns. This is my first time visiting. I have truly enjoy finding something that will fit me.

  227. BlackSunshine says:

    What a great addition to any library !!!!
    As a “big girl”, it’s difficult to find great looking patterns.

  228. Roxane says:

    I am just learning to knit and for once I can say….fortunately….I am definitely a Plus Size lady. I love, love, love the patterns that are in this book and the fact that it provides insight into how to adjust patterns to fit my new larger body…. I cannot afford this book, at this moment in time….so winning this book…would be a true blessing!

  229. Terri says:

    This book is perfect for me. I have body areas that need addressing in my knitting!

  230. Shawna Chatten says:

    I love knitting and would love to knit something for myself from this book…it looks fabulous!!!

  231. Kris Maurer says:

    YES please!!!! What a fantastic pattern book!

  232. Ruth D says:

    I have enlarged kidneys so I sew and knot almost all my clothes to get a good fit.
    I could really use some help shaping clothes to fit my pear-shaped body.

  233. Suegs says:

    I would love to win this book as I spend most of my time knitting and looking for nice patterns to do! I don’t get out alot of the time as I, unfortunately have MS and am often ill and am keeping up knitting until I am no longer able to when my hands go completely numb!
    I love to knit for other people and often put projects for myself on hold and take a slight detour to another pattern for someone else!

  234. Birgit Stauenberg says:

    I love to knit and need this book :)

  235. Ethangel says:

    I’m so tired of having to adapt patterns – this is great!

  236. Sue says:

    Great patterns – unusual too!

  237. MARSHA says:

    Unfortunately I did not win this book at Knitters Connection this year. Maybe I will be lucky this time. The book is fabulous.

  238. Meg Freeman says:

    Found this site through Interweave, GREAT SITE!

  239. Susan Knight says:

    OH! I just LOVE that Barton carigan, the one designed by Marlaina Bird….so pretty! And I’d just LOVE to win that book!
    Thanks : )

  240. Allison says:

    I’d love to win this!! I’ve been drooling over the patterns in it for a while now!

  241. Kim R. says:

    I’d love a chance to enter!!
    Thanks :)

  242. Annie says:

    i love to win this amaizing book. I am from Pakistan and would like to learn more through this book.

  243. Pennie says:

    Can’t wait to make several selections from this publication. It’s wonderfull to have patterens written for the “generous” woman!

  244. Josefina Ana Placé Estêvão says:

    I live in Portugal where I came to settle in 1986. I am originally from Hongkong so, I only know how to follow patterns written in English. I am a Top Size 14, Waist and Hips, Size 16 and I am 1,70m. Mediterranean women seem to have a shorter bodice then mine so I have trouble with body length and my “boobs” are just “B”. A tailoring of shape will be a great help so, I do hope I get this book.

  245. Linda Iams says:

    Being a plus size, this book would be a great addition to my library

  246. Linda Iams says:

    Being a plus size, this book would be a great addition to my library.

  247. DataGoddess says:

    This would be a great resource for me!

  248. Debbie C. says:

    I would love to win this book … it would be put to good use!
    Thanks for the nice giveaway!

  249. Carine says:

    This book looks awesome! The patterns are beautiful!

  250. Lori Parker says:

    Thanks for the time you put in for doing things like this. Her book sounds grand.

  251. Julia Ahlf says:

    Love the book!!!

  252. Christa Lemons says:

    This would be a wonderful addition to my references…I am a weaver, knitter and crocheter and am always on the look out for good instruction…

  253. Tracee says:

    At last, knitting patterns that give you a garment that fits & looks great – yes please!

  254. Nancy Hood says:

    I look for every opportunity to learn more about knitting for myself and others…Thank you for the chance to win this book and may the best requestor WIN!!! YAY!!

  255. Natalie says:

    I would love to win this book because I would be able to knit my own clothes from the designs and enjoy wearing them :)

  256. Farfisa Jones says:

    comment

  257. stacy sathe says:

    always looking for something new to make :)

  258. Ashley Phillips says:

    This book is awesome!

  259. kim sanders says:

    beening a plus size this book will help me knit more .

  260. Kelly Smyczynski says:

    this book would help me knit pretty things for my daughter in-law as finding pretty patterns in her size is a daunting task at best!

  261. Deb Meyer says:

    Nice prize for signing up.

  262. Nancy Francisco says:

    Very pretty designs..and what a wonderful book for a newbie in knitting..Please pick me and many thanks..

  263. dianne killeen says:

    At last something for us curvier ladies,hope I win x

  264. Lynn Barkema says:

    Oh I would sooo love to have this! I am a plus sized lady, and one of my house mates is also a plus-sized lady, and whe have such great difficulty finding attractive plu-sized clothing! Would LOVE

  265. Lynn Barkema says:

    Oh I would sooo love to have this! I am a plus sized lady, and one of my house mates is also a plus-sized lady, and whe have such great difficulty finding attractive plu-sized clothing! Would LOVE

  266. Lynn Barkema says:

    Oh I would sooo love to have this! I am a plus sized lady, and one of my house mates is also a plus-sized lady, and whe have such great difficulty finding attractive plu-sized clothing! Would LOVE to be able to knit or crochet some!

  267. Rebecca Graetz says:

    As a one who is always doing the Frog Stick (rip it) because size issues, this would be a great book to have!

  268. KW says:

    What beautiful patterns! Would love this one!

  269. There is some really good information in this book. I know I have borrowed it from my library several times. While I find the “humor” a bit too rough at times, the message is still valid. I would really love to have a copy since it is such a valuable tool… and the patterns are adorable.

  270. Missy says:

    I would so love to have this!!!! Being new to the knitting world I think this would be a great addition to my collection of research and patterns!

  271. Lynn Sponagle says:

    As a plus size person and an avid knitter, I really NEED this book. Hope I win!

  272. Davia Spier says:

    Great to see a book with some stylish plus size patterns in it! Things that I would actually wear! I am loving it!

  273. Megan says:

    Oooo! I’m afraid of knitting any clothing besides hand warmers and scarves because of my size so this would be super neat!

  274. Carla Batista Pinto says:

    Plus size patterns are reality difficult to find, especially the ones with nice patterns. I would love to receive a copy of this book!

  275. Nancy Woods says:

    I would love to have this book. :-)

  276. Karen Delgado says:

    I would LOVE to win this book … choose me!!!!

  277. Teri Kratz says:

    I make sweaters for everyone but ME! Would be wonderfu to wear my own work and have it fit!

  278. Monika says:

    I was just looking at this book yesterday at my LYS … great patterns and loads of information. I’d really love a copy!!!

  279. Leisa Hillman says:

    I would love to win a book that is specifically written for plus size women! Thanks for the opportunity!

  280. Judy says:

    Would love to have this book!

  281. Kasey says:

    I am always looking for plus sized things to knit but never find that just right thing this book sounds like i would help me take that sweater I like and it make if fit me so I would be estatic to win! Thanks for the chance!!

  282. Marlice York says:

    This book is awesome!! I saw Eunny Jang interview Lisa Shoyer on Knitting Daily a couple of weeks ago. Lisa explained how the book is organized and how to use it to alter or design garments that will fit a larger body type. This is a must-have for my reference books!!! Thanks for the opportunity to win …. I’d truly love it if you chose me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  283. Kris Abdo says:

    This book looks awesome! It is so hard to find plus sized patterns, especially attractive ones. Would love to win this!

  284. Rose Garrod says:

    even if I don’t win I’m definitely getting this book! I’m a 3X-4X and it’s extremely frustrating to see a beautiful sweater and dread knitting it for myself because of all the adjustments I’d have to make. So happy to see something for the full figured in the knitting world!

  285. Valeria Munoz says:

    I find this book very interested I am a size 14 and all the books I have for knitting has just small sizes. Congratulations for this idea.

  286. Tami H says:

    I’ve liked her other books, I’d love to see more of what’s inside this one!

  287. Rebecca Hunt says:

    It is nice to see a knitting book that addresses plus sizes and those of us who are borderline. I’m hoping to win a copy of this book!

  288. Kathie says:

    I would love to win that book. There are some nice plus sized patterns there.

  289. The average size of women in North America is not size 2! With creative people and designers who understand that most of us are very curvy and luscious, then more women can wear beautiful clothing. Designing for the ample body just means taking a bit more time to think about how to give a Rubenesque figure something flattering. Why can’t a BBW (Big Beautiful Woman) have everything? I would love to win the book!

  290. Mary Gonzales says:

    Oh would I love to finally knit something that I can wear!!! What a perfect and thoughtful prize you have selected. Thank you for thinking of us!

  291. Kathy Sauers says:

    Since both my daughter and I are full-figured women, I would really love to have this book. Thanks for the chance to win it!

  292. Barb says:

    I find it very challenging trying to adjust a banana shaped sweater to fit an apple shaped body. I would love to win this book to help learn to adjust patterns.

  293. diane brides says:

    I have never been able to find a pattern in my heafty size i like. I sure like the one on the frount and i have never knitted a sweater before!!! Would love tohave the book and give it a worle.

  294. kimsu kiefel says:

    Making plus size clothing from patterns not designed as such is not always easy. This book would be a great addition to my collection of craft books and I would love to win a copy of this book!

  295. bmorgan38903 says:

    Beautiful patterns

  296. Debra Walker says:

    I actually find this book to be an essential for the knitters library, as not all of us are tiny women and besides bigger sizes are more comfortable. I would love to add to this my knitting library with the many projects to be made I see great gifts in the future. I would be grateful for the copy!

  297. Jenifer Blood says:

    Would love to have this book. Hard to find good fitting knits for ladies with curves.

  298. Zoe C. says:

    Beautiful patterns! Would love to win this!

  299. Hilary Funderburk says:

    Wow! Gorgeous patterns! I hope I win! :D

  300. Valerie says:

    I’m in! I think it is a much needed idea put in print!

  301. Denise Goobie says:

    I love knitting – would love to win this book!

  302. Kendra says:

    Looks like a great book.

  303. joan wright says:

    The books on one of my shelves just shuffled themselves along so as to leave a space for this
    much needed book!! Gorgeous patterns.

  304. Bonnie Hanchon says:

    I love love love the patterns. I can see myself in them.

  305. Peg says:

    I would love to win this book! I’m a size 18 and tall and I am not as experienced to modify patterns to fit me!

  306. Franceska Zweifler says:

    I’m in! Books for Plus Size are few! We need more of them out there!!!!

  307. Michelle says:

    I have yet to knit myself a sweater. I love these patterns and really want to win this book!!!

  308. Mariel says:

    I would love, love, love to win this book! I am a new knitter that has no idea how to adjust patterns ect.. I take private classes from a woman at my local yarn shop whenever I have a project I need help with! She has been a wonderful teacher! Thanks for the give away!

  309. Joanne says:

    Needlework is my passion. I desparately need to improve my knitting skills; therefore, would love to win this publication!

  310. Bonnie Pinkerton says:

    As a plus-sized girl, I would love to win this so that I would finally have the confidence to knit something I could wear for myself!.

  311. Alice Edmisten says:

    As a 5’10″ plus size lady, I could really use and would love to win this book!

  312. Shelly says:

    I’ve gotten larger as I have aged. My pattern books have items I can make for my adult daughters, but, alas, I can only fashion accesories for myself. I would LOVE to have this book! I’m already imagining what I would look like in the sweaters shown!

  313. linda delehanty says:

    i love the book and would like to win it.

  314. Sharon says:

    I would love to make a sweater for myself and my sister, we are plus size beauties.

  315. terry sedgwick says:

    Finally a book for plus size women, I would love this book

  316. Susanna Landais says:

    I would be thrilled to win this. Being rather large myself I am always looking for something that suits my size.

  317. Jacque Crutcher says:

    Finally, a book for the rest of us :0) Would love to add to my library

  318. Lindy says:

    This really is the book for me. I would like the chance to win it please.

  319. Joice Gibson says:

    So glad to see plus-size patterns coming our way!

  320. RejoiceNFibers says:

    I’ve always made things for other people – it’s about time I made things for myself! These patterns will help me do just that – finally my size!

  321. Melissa says:

    this looks like a great book to add to my collection, would love to have it!

  322. Katherine Johnson says:

    I’ve just recently taken up knitting and as a plus-sized person, resigned myself to only making things that don’t need to be sized. It would be great to expand my horizons with this book and actually make clothing I could wear!

  323. JulesH says:

    I would love this book!

  324. kathleen says:

    this is definitely a great book for any knitting library

  325. Chantal says:

    I’d love to win ths book. There should be something in my size in it :)

  326. Valerie Lyons says:

    That Barton cardigan is amazing…I love the way it skims the figure, vertical lines..so many plus size sweaters are meant for apple shapes, leaving us pear shape knitters swimming at the top and too tight at the hip. That would be the first project on my needles if I were fortunate enough to win this book. Thank you!

  327. Ashley says:

    I was listening to her speak on a podcast and I love how she mentions that this book doesn’t give you the projects that would just drape on you and not look good, but rather use your measurements to make good draping clothes. :)

  328. Would love a copy! Christmas is not that far away & we’re all women (vs. stick figures) in my family! :)

  329. Carol Smith says:

    Would love to win to complement the Knit Lab Fit to Your size course. Love your weekly deals.

  330. Betty says:

    What a wonderful idea! Finally I will be able to knit lovely jumpers that fit for my foster daughter and her family. I can’t wait to spoil her as she deserves :)

  331. Kristi says:

    Yeah! I wanna win!

  332. Beth says:

    This would be an awesome book to win!!!

  333. Oh my gosh!! A book written just for me!!! I am short but need wide shoulders and longer lengths (and other places) in sweaters, jackets. This is perfect for me!! No figuring…it is all there, just knit!!!

  334. Mary B says:

    What a fantastic book …. I would love to be in with a chance of winning this book as patterns in magazines don’t cater for plus sizes, as I have found to my horror when faced with an occasion that I needed a project for.

  335. vickilw1 says:

    Would so love to win this book. Has some great patterns :)

  336. Louise Boutot says:

    I am a plus size knitter and think it’s about time someone realized we are not all the same size!

  337. Stacey Michaels says:

    I am a Plus size knitter. I would love to give these patterns a try!

  338. Mary Ann says:

    This book would be a lovely addition to my craft bookshelf.

  339. Daphne Carvalho says:

    I love any books that tell you how to adapt patterns. You’re never the perfect size for patterns on the whole and need to change it to fit. Please let me win. It’s the middle of winter in New Zealand – the perfect time to knit in front of the fire!

  340. lisa wallace says:

    i need plus size patterns. i hope i win.

  341. Dee B. says:

    I’ve been coveting this book since it was published! The patterns look BEAUTIFUL! Count me in for the drawing!! :)

  342. Katherine says:

    Love thisbook! Fabulous designs.

  343. Debra says:

    I don’t see a limit on entries…..I can really, really blast this site out cuz I really, really wanna win! :)

  344. Rhonda W says:

    I am very interested in this book. I have often been put off by patterns that I liked because they would have to be altered to fit. I cannot wait to see it!

  345. Rev. Kay Leppell says:

    As a mom and grandmother with grandchildren and daughter who are plus sied as well as me, I can really use this book. Thanks for this website.

  346. debbie trosclair says:

    i would just love love love this book!! this would go great with my collection of books. and to be able to knit something for me a bigger sized lady!!!

  347. debbie trosclair says:

    i would just love to get this book!!! patterns that would fit my size!!!

  348. Patricia says:

    what a great book it hard to find plus sizes it would be awesom to have. thanks

  349. charlotte or satin cricket says:

    I have trouble finding plus size patterns and I love all three of the projects that are shown. I would be thrilled to learn that I had won. Sitting here with crossed fingers.

  350. danniezhuo says:

    I am very interested in the way you said, I will try to make their own, what you said to me a lot. Have time to look at my store, thank you!

  351. Samantha Hill Burhop says:

    I would love to win this book {other wise I’m going to have to buy it!} I am a plus size woman as well is my sister & oldest daughter. I would love to beable to make things for “US”. So if you wonder who that crazy lady out in Tacoma WA who is jumping up & down waving like crazy, it’s just me. Saying pick me, pick me.

  352. Jenny Chiu says:

    I love the Barton Cardigan, soooo beautiful! I wish I could knit well so I can make it for myself. I’d absolutely LOVE to have this book!

  353. Carla Crocheron says:

    I just read a review of this book last night and wanted it. It must be mine to win: )

  354. sue kern says:

    would love to have these patterns….Christmas is coming….need to get started for my daughter!

  355. Robin Knight says:

    I have 9 grandaughters, aged from 25 to 8..and they each place an order for a handknit birthday outfit every year. They are all slim, so my vintage knitting books delight them..but I am no longer the sylph I was, and would LOVE to knit something stylish for myself. This book looks made for me!!!

  356. Amy Gundersen says:

    I would love to get my hands on this book. I am always making things for my mother and it would be great to have some new stylish designs. I love the brown sweater!!

  357. Deb Vikander says:

    this book looks great it would be fun to win it.

  358. susan west says:

    win it….buy it…either way, gotta have it!!!

  359. Brandy Parisi says:

    Finally! A book with stylish pieces for us Plus Size Pretties! I would love to get my hands on this one!

  360. Anne says:

    Thank you for a wonderful giveaway. I would love a chance to win this book. :)

  361. Carol Smith says:

    Would love to win if not will have to buy especially with all the Awesome Plus Sizes.

  362. Sue Pereira says:

    I would love to win this book. I think Lisa Shroyer is fantastic!

  363. Diana Penning says:

    That Barton cardigan is hot! Would love to have this book, for sure.

  364. Susan says:

    Yes! Finally!!! A book for us not-so-perfect women! We are no longer being brushed aside! Thank you Thank you Thank you!!

  365. KShiell says:

    I’d love a chance to win this book! Thanks for the opportunity! :)

  366. june gower says:

    Oh how i would love to have this book,as my whole life revolves around knitting and crocheting.

  367. Jennifer R. says:

    This book would be sooooo AWESOME to have!!!!

  368. Starling says:

    I haven’t knit for myself in years because of the fitting issues. The book sounds very interesting.

  369. Susan Eaton says:

    I would really like to win this book. it is so hard to take a pattern that is made for some one only up to size 12-14 and make it to a size 18-20 and not have it look like a potato sack. thanks!

  370. Debra Butland says:

    Love your blog. What a great place to get inspiration for future projects! Would very much love to add this book to my collection. Thanks!

  371. Shannon Gregory says:

    Love the patterns shown! Would love to win! :)
    Shannon

  372. Wanda Sandifer says:

    Fitting is the hardest part of knitting – help would be very valuable.