Curvy Knits: Plus-Size Knitting »
InstructionsThis is a "Ginger" Rowan pattern which I modified using Marly Bird's plus-sized knitting techniques. The pattern is straight-forward with a lot of full-fashioned shaping. Using Marly's class, I was able to add short rows in the bust line area and I'm proud they're not very visible even in this yarn.
Type of item: Clothing
Rowan Summer Tweed Fibre Content: Cotton: 30%, Silk: 70% Yarn Ball Weight: 50g Yarn Meterage/Yardage: 120/131 Tension/Gauge Stitches: 16 Tension/Gauge Rows: 23
What was your inspiration?
Marly reinforces why short rows are essential for well fitting garments - especially if you're a larger size. Sure, there's a lot of math but it's less painful than knitting something that just doesn't fit.
What are you most proud of?
The short rows in this garment are practically invisible and the top fits nicely. The front appears to be longer in front but once it's worn, the line straightens up across the body.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
Try something simple to understand how short rows work.