Knit to flatter: 14 plus-size knitting patterns

Posted by on September 19, 2014, in crochet & knitting, , ,

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From Style at LargeAccording to Women’s Wear Daily, size 14 is the average for American women—yet most knitwear designers neglect larger sizes.

If you’re looking for women’s plus-size sweater knitting patterns, you shouldn’t have to settle for baggy styles or solid colors. The late Carol Rasmussen Noble, well-known author and designer, became disillusioned with the lack of plus-size knitting patterns in books and magazines:

“For many years I have been designing sweaters for myself because the only patterns large enough for me in knitting books and magazines were those for men’s sweaters. I am not interested in faddish clothes that have the wrong lines for me. I look for classic chic.”

Knitwear from Style at Large

Her book, Style at Large, presents a beautiful collection of her designs for sizes medium to 2X—with flattering lines, bold and beautiful colors (inspired by her background in textiles), and an entirely new set of design principles to flatter every body. Carol shares her design tricks to make each pattern special, as well as the figure-flattering aspects of each pattern. Take Carol’s inspiring advice:

“Forget the stereotypes. We are beautiful, so explore the possibilities!”

Find these and more beautiful larger-size knitting patterns in Style at Large by Carol Rasmussen Noble, available now as an eBook at

Which do you knit (or crochet) most often: clothing or accessories? Tell us in the comments!

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