So what patterns/techinques would you like to see?

I keep hearing this froma lot of people, “i love to knit, but its hard to find patterns in “x” yarn or “x” technique that are tasteful/meant for younger knitters/modern/etc”. anyone else keep hearing this? Ive gotten a couple emails lately from people who wanted to know (after they herd about the kits i was designing) if i would be making a modern version of the clutch in a beginner freindly pattern, etc. so heres the question:

what would you like to see that doesnt seem to exist on the web?

other things ive heard a lot of:
-purses that arent felted/worked flat and sewn together (clutches esp)
-tasteful/more modern fairlisle for golves and bags
-intrasia that isnt just animals
-new versions of cables that are easy to do but not “frumpy” (im guessing people mostly mean sweater patterns here, though ive heard the complaint for purses too since a lot of cable patterns on purses are a bit dated)
-fairisle glove patterns in more unusual/non standard designs
-beads & knitting

Hello,

I’m a new knitter and am trying to make a sweater for a big one year-old – probably the size of a 1 unto 2-year-old.

I have a pattern for a 1-year-old – is there a way of increasing the number of stitches to customize the pattern for a big baby?

Also, I’m just interested in a site that has the dimensions in cm’s or inches of normal sizes (1 year-olds, 2 year-olds, and so on).

Have you got any suggestions? :smiley:

Annette

i know knitty has a pattern for adults where you make a sweater based on your measurements, and that it wasbased of a version of a kids sweater also on knitty (knitty actually has a bunch of cute kid patterns)

i think standard sizing doesnt really exist in the knitting world, its up to most designers. This website: http://www.yarnstandards.com/sizing.html has some good general guidlines though (scroll to the bottom and click shild to see the actual charts)

I wishi had a reason to design kids clothes but i donthave any kids :slight_smile:

Annette, this is kind of a funny way to do it, but I used a pattern for a one year old, but used a chunky yarn instead of worsted, and it came out the perfect size for my almost-two-year-old. The pattern I was using had multiple sizes, though – I just followed the directions for the small size, but checked the measurements listed for the larger size.

(Loooove this pattern…lol, I should put it in my sig, the way I keep raving about it. The basic rollneck sweater pattern from Knitting for Baby.) :thumbsup:

Julie,

Thanks for the suggestion on worsted wool – however, the yarn I have is actually thinner (rather than thicker) than the yarn I used before. I just want to use it up! :thumbsup:

So maybe I’ll just wing it – and measure as I go.

If you hae any other suggestions, please let me know.

Thanks,
Annette

Julie,

Thanks for the suggestion on worsted wool – however, the yarn I have is actually thinner (rather than thicker) than the yarn I used before. I just want to use it up! :thumbsup:

So maybe I’ll just wing it – and measure as I go.

If you hae any other suggestions, please let me know.

Thanks,
Annette

There are not enough patterns for AMPLE sized women. ESPECIALLY ones that are not big boxes. I DO have a waistline, you know!

I also wish I could find more plus size patterns. Just sweaters, tanks, etc, but in REAL women’s sizes for us Rubenesque gals. I’d like to knit something for myself besides afghans. I did find one book at Joann’s with a variety of sweaters, but they were all done up in homespun which I have mixed feelings about.

I agree with bag patterns that AREN’T felted. Nothing against the felted ones though.

I would :heart: love :heart: to see a whole website dedicated to making bags and NOT old lady bags. I think just a general FAQ on design and purse making would be very helpful to other (new) knitters like myself. OoOoO and a forum on there would be cool too. One day if I ever figure this whole purse thing out, maybe I’ll make a site…lol.

And there definately is not enough web resourses for beads and knitting which would also be cool.

im in the middle of writing up a pattern for a bag that can be felted or not thats knit on flat needles that has…i think they are called gussets- thats what they are in sewing anyways. I was trying to design a bag the had some simple shaping that could be easily modified but was knit on straight (ok so i used a circ, since thats what ws with me at the time) needles, but looked like a bag knit in the round.

(now if only i hadnt just thrown it in the wash before i took pics…opps! sorry. but i really do like felted bags…i just hate knitting them so huge- i always feel like "wow whered all my knitting go O.o after its felted!)

large sweaters- i know! and a lot of the patterns that exist dont seem like they would be flattering. though i think these look pretty cute:
http://www.magknits.com/chilly04/patterns/donna.htmand the new knitty looked like it had a tank top with some sizing options here: http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEspring05/PATTw.html

AMEN SISTA!!! Have you seen this thread posted by yours truly back in February? I have found some other resources… and i DO have a BBW sweater booklet (KK i’ll let you borrow it when we get together!). I hate the boxy look too, and I hate the mumu look even more, and the tent look most of all :wall:

See…that’s the thing. What about SBW with Football player shoulders? IM A FREAK, I SWEAR! :frowning:

nah you’re not a freak… just “special”

:blush:

More Plus sizr would be Great! I find patterns i LOVE, but they are not in my size! I think there should be more cool patterns for plus size up to a size 4x I think, but thats me. I love tank tops i do not care how big i am i love them , and turtlenecks , and hoodies, there are a lot of cool things i would love to see in plus.

   Vanessa :thumbsup:

More Plus sizr would be Great! I find patterns i LOVE, but they are not in my size! I think there should be more cool patterns for plus size up to a size 4x I think, but thats me. I love tank tops i do not care how big i am i love them , and turtlenecks , and hoodies, there are a lot of cool things i would love to see in plus.

Let’s hear it for tinkercat!! I totally agree. Retailers seem to think anyone over a size 16 doesn’t exist. I have money and I spend!!!

The thing that really got me back into knitting was finding the prospect of making clothes for myself that I can’t find in any store, anywhere. I’m just not motivated to make clothes that I can easily find in a store (I doubt I’ll ever make socks, unless they’re gifts). I have unusual style preferences that I’d like to put into practice more! I really like medieval dresses, the super-old fashioned look of tight vests over loose shirts, wearing short skirts over pants (or shawls tied around my waist)… to name a few examples. :wink: But most of the time I just wear plain t-shirts and pants because that’s all I have! :lol:

Anyway… I’d love to see more patterns for unusual, creative things that are NOT mainstream (specifically, I recently fell in love with a floor-length, fitted, vest-like thing made of a cool gold mesh material that I saw in a Stargate episode, that was worn over tight pants – like I’d ever find anything like THAT in a store :rollseyes: )

I, too, am a beautiful, :heart: able, ample woman that would love to see lovely patterns that r easy, too, I’m afraid that I’ve not yet made my 1st garment…but I’m a fast learner…so I want to see very now, very cool, very sexy, tho covered for our loveable, voluptuous selves!!!
:cheering: :cheering: I just bought plus size knits…nice book, but many of their plus sizes are 1x…paalease!! yes…next summer i will be back to my normal fighting/limping weight…but it ain’t ever gonna be anything but amply, voluputuously ample…(how’d that sound, girls?! :roflhard: )
And…altho…it’s on the internet, I’m sorry, but I’ve not yet understood it…and I :heart: :heart: :heart: the look, and that’s entrelac…I want to learn entrelac
Okay…I think I put my 2 cents (and many, many more it) worth in the conversation
later

I too bought a plus size book and your right 1x and 2x are the plus size…what about 3x 4x…for the bigger girls! I like 3x because i do not like anything tight on me! I wear a 2x in all my cloths and sometimes depending on the way made 1x. But PLEASE!! I have a yarn store about 45 min from me that the owner has told me if i need help converting into a larger size she will help me !!! So i am looking for the right thing so i can make me something cool! :thumbsup:

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I have unusual style preferences that I’d like to put into practice more! I really like medieval dresses, the super-old fashioned look of tight vests over loose shirts, wearing short skirts over pants (or shawls tied around my waist)… to name a few examples.

Jess, I found a great pattern in this knitting magazine (?? I can’t even remember which one, I’m pathetic :oops: ) for a vest that you do in 3 pieces, w/no finishing… the front and sides are tied w/ribbon like a corset… I don’t think it was in a plus size, but it shouldn’t be that hard to modify… Let me look for it and see if there’s a version online for ya…

As far as what I’d like to see more of… Maternity patterns - also in plus sizes- I’ve been drying out my eyeballs trying to find something for my sister, and all I’ve found assumes a skinny woman got pregnant, not one who’s already had 3 kids and thought for sure she was done and gave away all her clothes… LMAO but I digress…

I’d also love to see more stuff for men… if it’s not a cable knit sweater (or sweater vest) it’s just not available. My husband has a rather trendy style, and all the sweaters I’ve asked him about he turned up his nose at… plus I’d like to see some men’s pants, loungers, boxers, etc… If I don’t find something soon, he may be getting a warmer for Xmas!

So I found that pattern, it’s the “laced peplum vest” from creative knitting magazine, but they don’t post the patterns on their website grrr you can at least check out the picture…http://creativeknittingmagazine.com/pages/features_details.php?_id=28