Friday, April 30, 2010

What She Said

My dear friend already laid out the rules and biases of this new place very well. So, yeah, what she said. :)

When she recently posted her bolero pattern elsewhere I realized that I was tired of searching for larger sized patterns by using the term "plus size" and getting returns where an XL is considered plus size. I am a 3X and have been for about 10 years now and am increasingly tired of stores which charge me unreasonable amounts of money for clothes which generally are, well, ugly. I do not want to wear a tent nor do I think Polyester is a fabric which one should put on their body. So I suggested a site where we can come together and share ideas and patterns. And as always my dear custardfairy took it and ran.

So here is my first contribution, a lovely pattern from for a skirt which runs from a M to a 4X.

Bell Curve Skirt
Ravelry has about 148 projects with many different kinds of yarn if the recommended yarn is out of your price range. For me $130.00 for yarn is a bit over my pay grade.

And, may I say, the only thing that would make this better is if you could have the shoes she is wearing as a reward when you finished knitting it.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

We're not just knitting around.

Hello and welcome to Fat Knits. This site could also be called Fat Crochet, Fat Sewing, or Fat Patterns. It's basically a place to link to and discuss various patterns designed for fat women and men, especially those who are on the larger end of large and therefore may have more limited options than someone in a size 18. However, all are welcome here. As long as we're talking about fat patterns and playing nice, it's all good.

So to start, this is a neat pattern for a Ribbed Lace Bolero (knit) that uses your own measurements to make the pattern. I haven't made this one yet but I am looking forward to starting on it soon. I'll let you know how it goes!