I don’t know about you, but sometimes I shy away from making a lot of gorgeous hand-knit sweater designs because I’m so afraid of how it will look on me. Will it make me look like the Michelin Man? Will it accentuate my annoyingly fat upper arms? Will it highlight the fact that I am all waist but no legs? Enter Amy Herzog, a woman with a mission to make us all feel gorgeous in our clothes and comfortable in our own skin.
To get to this place of fashion freedom and enlightenment, there is a little path you must traverse, starting with discovering your body shape. Amy leads you through some steps to scrutinize your shape and measurements but does so with encouragement and acceptance at every turn.
The book is filled with ideas and instructions on how to best flatter your own figure and most loved/despised features. On top of that, there are 21 sweater patterns designed to suit all different shapes and sizes.
One of the patterns does feature our yarn, Merino Silk Fine, and is called “Flutter“. The Flutter Pullover features cable detailing on the bell-shaped sleeves to draw the eye upwards and away from the hips. (Note that the pattern says it is knit in our Coastal colourway, but it’s actually Oceanside).
I feel like this book is one that is so needed right now. There are so many luscious knitwear patterns being designed and released these days, it’s easy to rush into knitting everything that is popular. I know I’ve been guilty of that, and then disappointed in the end when the finished garment made me embarrassed to wear it in public. Getting more guidance on what styles would be more suitable seems like the smartest thing to do before investing a good chunk of change in a sweater’s worth of yarn.
Amy has graciously allowed us to giveaway one copy of her Knit to Flatter book here on the blog! To participate in the giveaway, let me know:
- Do you have an experience with a sweater that either fit you fantastically well and flatters you?
- Or do you have an experience with a finished garment that made you cringe to put it on?
Leave a comment here on the blog and you’ll be entered to win a copy of the book. One comment per person, please. Entries will close next week, Tuesday, April 30th at midnight, and then I’ll draw a random comment for the winner.
Post your sweater experiences and we can celebrate and/or commiserate!