Bonnie: Which Style Is Her Best Style?

Interweave Knits Winter 2008

Bonnie

Shoulders vertically even with hips

Average length torso

Waist midway between bust and hips

Hourglass shape; tall frame

Her frame "shape" is the same as Annie's but Bonnie is taller and not as delicate as Annie. Also: Same frame, but more curves in the picture here!

Knockout smile, great hairstyle, and gorgeous eyes!

Knitting Gallery - Climbing Vines Pullover Bonnie Knitting Gallery - Ropes and Picots Cardigan Bonnie

Climbing Vines Pullover
from Knits Winter 2008
Climbing Vines Gallery page

Climbing vine design leads up to her face
Design panel is in perfect proportion for her, vertically and horizontally
Ribbing at hem and collar frames her figure
Neckline shows off her favorite pearls!

Ropes and Picots Cardigan
from Knits Winter 2008
Ropes and Picots Gallery page

Neck is proportional to width of shoulders
Tiny hem detailing flatters hips
Vertical stripes are perfect for her frame
Hem sits at just the right spot on hips
Delicate details compliment her features
Color is superb!

Knitting Gallery - Blooming Cardigan Bonnie Knitting Gallery - Blooming Cardigan Bonnie
Bonnie (belted) Bonnie (no belt)

Blooming Cardigan
from Knits Winter 2008
Blooming Cardigan Gallery page

 Belt delineates her waist
Smooth front panels keep bulk away from front of sweater where bulk isn't needed
Bobble panels keep eye moving up and down

Blooming Cardigan
from Knits Winter 2008
Blooming Cardigan Gallery page

Vertical lines show off her height
Strong colors look great on her
Open front helps show her pretty figure lines

Knitting Gallery - Manchester Jacket Bonnie

Manchester Jacket
from Knits Winter 2008
Manchester Jacket Gallery page

Waist detailing helps show off her figure
Flared "skirt" also shows off the hourglass
Strong collar and cuffs frame her figure nicely

Here are some questions to consider as you look at these photos:

  • How do you think the garment compliments each woman's individual body type and personal style?
  • Which body type would this garment look best on?
  • If you wanted to knit a sweater straight out of the magazine, with no pattern adjustments except for sleeve and hem length, would this be the sweater for you and your body type?
  • Would it fit your personal style?

Leave your thoughts in the comments!

 

Some links you  might find helpful:

Measuring yourself and your clothing

About positive and negative ease

Measuring tutorial with photos

 

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