Annie: Find Her Most Flattering Style

Interweave Knits Winter 2008


Shoulders even with hips

Average length torso

Waist midway between bust and hips

Hourglass shape; petite size

Pretty and a fun personality!

all sweaters from issues of Interweave Knits magazine
Knitting Gallery - Manchester Jacket Annie Knitting Gallery - Victoria Yoke Pullover Victoria Yoke Pullover Annie

Manchester Jacket
from Knits Winter 2008
Gallery page to come 12/10/08

Collar draws attention up to face
Double-breasted jacket minimizes bust
Waist detail emphasizes waist curve
Flared hemline flatters hips

Victoria Yoke Pullover
from Knits Winter 2008
Gallery page to come 12/10/08

Neck and yoke detail bring interest up to face
Row of buttons literally "points to" her smile!
Longish sleeves bring eye downwards to waist curve
Tiny hem detailing does not overwhelm hips
Strong color and smooth fabric compliment her pretty features

Knitting Gallery - Ropes and Picots Cardigan Annie Knitting Gallery - Blooming Cardigan Annie

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

Textured "stripes" keep eye moving
Sleeve stripes widen shoulders
Hem ends at widest part of hips
Tailored sleeves do not add extra width to silhouette

Blooming Cardigan
from Knits Winter 2008
Blooming Cardigan Gallery page

Collar widens shoulders and frames face
Vertical bobble panel at sides gives height

Knitting Gallery - Dainty Pinstripes Pullover Annie Knitting Gallery - Climbing Vines Pullover Annie

Dainty Pinstripes Pullover
from Knits Winter 2008
Gallery page to come 12/10/08

Wide, horizontal neckline widens shoulders
Vertical stripes lengthen torso
Top of ribbing emphasizes hourglass
Wide ribbing at hips balance stripes up top

Climbing Vines Pullover
from Knits Winter 2008
Climbing Vines Gallery page

Vine design brings eye upwards
Scoop neckline frames face
Narrow ribbing at hips does not add bulk
Gorgeous color compliments her lovely skin

Oriel Annie Knitting Gallery - Printed Silk Cardigan Bertha

Oriel Lace Blouse
from Knits Summer 2007
Oriel Lace Blouse Gallery page

Shaping echoes her own curves
Long sleeves give her height
Light fabric does not overwhelm her size

Printed Silk Cardigan
from Knits Spring 2008
Printed Silk Cardigan Gallery page

Gorgeous color on her!
Neckline in proportion to her shoulders
Textured section helps emphasize her bust
Flared hem helps emphasize the hourglass effect
Smooth lines lengthen torso


Annie Ivy League Vest Knitting Gallery - Flutter Sleeve Cardigan Annie

Ivy League Vest
from Knits Winter 2007
Ivy League Vest Gallery page

Horizontal patterns add depth to her petite figure
Waist shaping and V-neck echo her curves
High hem and short length make the garment proportional to her size

Flutter Sleeve Cardigan
from Knits Spring 2008
Flutter Sleeve Cardigan Gallery page

Neckline frames her face
Sleeve detail helps create balance
Buttons and waist detail help create curves
Flared hem skims hips in a good way!
Great hourglass shape overall


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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