Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Perfectly Plus Blog Tour and GIVEAWAY!

 Cute Crochet Chat is privileged to be the second stop on the blog tour for a new knitting book for plus sized knit fashions, "Perfectly Plus". As a bonus, we are giving away a copy of this book!

Not only does Perfectly Plus have instructions for wonderful knitted plus size fashions, it features the "Knit-to-Fit" Workbook for the full-figured woman. The book has a detailed chapter, "Creating Knits That Fit" that outlines everything you need to knit and create the perfect sized garment for your own figure; from Gauge, to Adjusting Gauge, to Choosing Sizes and Making Adjustments. The Make It Fit Basic Cardigan and the Make It Fit Basic Shell guide you step by step through the fitting process, unlike any knit how-to book I have ever seen.
This book is not just a how-to guide to fitting plus size fashions, though, as  it also has nine complete and pretty knitting patterns.

The designs are basic yet trendy, beautiful and very figure flattering. They certainly are designed for today's woman. My favorites are Ipanema designed by Marlaina Bird, Make Me Blush, designed by Amy Polcyn and Savoir Faire designed by Kristin Hansen and Sharon Wittenberg.

The "Swing Along" jacket, shown at left is designed by Barb Kervin and  is one of the most colorful designs in the book. I love the fact that it is knit from side-to-side instead of the traditional bottom to top or top-down construction. The slip stitch pattern stitch creates a very pretty chain detail with a contrasting yarn that lends a very nice compliment to this design. The patten outlines everything you need to complete this detailed garment, including Special Techniques and Pattern Notes. The garment looks well designed and is fitted to be figure flattering. As outlined on the back cover of the book, this pretty sweater has some 'sizzle'. "Swing Along" is rated for the Experienced knitter.

You can purchase this lovely book at Annie's Attic, HERE.
We are also giving away a free copy of "Perfectly Plus" to one of our blog readers!! To be eligible to win, please leave a comment on this post, letting us know how helpful this new book could be for you!! Please don't forget to leave where you can be contacted in case you are the winner! Winner will be drawn at random in about two weeks.

Check out the next round of this Blog Tour at Romi Hill's @Romi's Studio, where she will be reviewing the "Make Me Blush" sweater designed by Amy Polcyn.
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