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Family Circle Easy Plus-Size Knits: 50 Knit and Crochet Styles [Hardcover]

Trisha Malcolm
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Sept. 1 2004 Family Circle Easy...
From soft and flowing sweaters to sophisticated, eye-catching eyelet tops, these fashionable and easy-to-make knits will flatter the larger figure. There’s nothing drab and dull here: the simply beautiful garments come in bright colors and luxurious-looking yarns. With something for every season, too, bigger women won’t ever have to depend on stores to find clothing that’s chic and well-fitting. A brilliant True Blue pullover has a dynamic design, along with garter-stitched sleeves and raglan styling to accentuate the shoulders. The glamorous Fur Sure jacket uses rich red yarn and lush cables topped with a ready-made faux fur collar. Or knit casual cardigans, a Mexican-inspired top, and more.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Crocheters beware!! July 15 2005
By Lynne
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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3.0 out of 5 stars Ok but a bit disappointing Sept. 27 2004
By Alison - Published on Amazon.com
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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.
42 of 46 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fashion, Finally! Feb. 28 2005
By Tina Martinez - Published on Amazon.com
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.
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1.0 out of 5 stars No Crochet Patterns Oct. 28 2004
By B. Love - Published on Amazon.com
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.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Family Circle Easy Plu-Size Knits April 13 2008
By Edith J. Antoninich - Published on Amazon.com
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.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Not good for anyone over XL Sept. 16 2007
By R. Davis - Published on Amazon.com
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.
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