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Family Circle Easy Plus-Size Knits: 50 Knit and Crochet Styles Hardcover – Sep 1 2004

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  • Hardcover: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Sixth&Spring Books (Sept. 1 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1931543585
  • ISBN-13: 978-1931543583
  • Product Dimensions: 26.1 x 22.5 x 1.9 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 816 g
  • Average Customer Review: 1.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,856,634 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Lynne on July 15 2005
Format: Hardcover
I was very disappointed in this book. Out of 48 patterns only ONE is crocheted and it is a very ugly shawl that resembles a big spider web - there wasn't even the obligatory granny square vest. However, if you're a knitter there are a few nice looking sweaters that might make this book worth your while -- quite a few are rated for beginners.
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83 of 84 people found the following review helpful
Ok but a bit disappointing Sept. 27 2004
By Alison - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
I was very excited to see a book for Plus Size knitwear. I got my copy and the illustrations look clear, lots of variety in the pattern. So what don't I like? There are 50 patterns - only 10 go up to size 3x. I will say that 40 patterns (including some one size ones) do go up to size 2x. However why include patterns that stop at Large or Extra Large? Swirl of Gold (p. 34) is very attractive but only goes up to size Large - I don't think it should have been included. I'm glad to have the 10 patterns that will fit me - I just wish there had been more.
43 of 47 people found the following review helpful
Fashion, Finally! Feb. 28 2005
By Tina Martinez - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
I fell in love with this book while I was browsing in JoAnn's. I had only read the two reviews here on Amazon so I was leery of the title when I saw it. Lo and behold, when I opened it up I found a wealth of beautiful patterns for plus size women, and none of that frumpy, crappy "mens" sweater stuff either. They had beautiful long duster sweaters, v-necks, cowl necks... anything a plus size gal could reasonably expect. All but one of the patterns I saw went to at least a 2x, and the majority went to a 3x. Matters of taste differ, as we all know, but I found the patterns to be stylish, flattering, and interesting. Of course there were a couple I wouldn't be caught dead in, but you can't like them all.

I was truly inspired by the patterns I saw in this book. I recommend this brand (FC Easy Knitting) all the time in it's magazine form, and now I know I'll be buying this ASAP to make my first sweater from. If you want beautiful, trendy (but not TOO trendy) plus size sweaters that you'll actually wear now (and years from now), this is the book for you.
48 of 54 people found the following review helpful
No Crochet Patterns Oct. 28 2004
By B. Love - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
Although the dust jacket says 50 Styles to Knit and Crochet there is only ONE ugly crochet shawl pattern included in the book. Also, I agree with the previous reviewer, a PLUS SIZE book should only include patterns for 1X and above. Deceptive titling, skip this book at this price.
13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
Not good for anyone over XL Sept. 16 2007
By R. Davis - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
I got pretty excited about the title--however, when I got this book I noticed that a majority of them were for sizes starting with small (modeled on thin girls)and there were a larger amount that topped out at XL. The prettiest sweaters are not for anyone over a large. If it was plus sized, why were small patterns even considered? Save your money if you are looking for plus sized patterns.
13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
Family Circle Easy Plu-Size Knits April 13 2008
By Edith J. Antoninich - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
I purchased this book as I really liked the sweater on the cover. When I received this book, I was very diappointed as the sweater only comes in X large and XX large, upon going through this book, I noticed that most of the patterns were in smaller sizes. I would not recommend this book as a plus size knitting book.