Meghan: Which Style Suits Her Best?

Interweave Knits Winter 2008


Shoulder width equal to hips

Short torso

Waist halfway between underbust and hips

Dangerous curves and a beautiful face!

all sweaters from
Interweave Knits Winter 2008
Knitting Gallery - Manchester Jacket Meghan Knitting Gallery - Victoria Yoke Pullover Meghan

Manchester Jacket
Gallery page to come 12/10/08

Collar draws attention up to face
Collar lines widen neck and shoulders
Double-breasted jacket minimizes bust
Flared hemline flatters hips
Garment shape emphasizes hourglass lines
Waist detail creates extra curve at waist

Victoria Yoke Pullover
Gallery page to come 12/10/08

Neck and yoke detail bring interest up to face
Longish sleeves bring eye downwards
Hem falls at hips
Tiny hem detailing does not overwhelm hips
Strong color and smooth fabric compliment her beautiful features and her own strong coloring

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

Ropes and Picots Cardigan
Ropes and Picots Gallery page

Textured "stripes" keep eye moving
Sleeve stripes widen shoulders
Hem ends at hips
Tailored sleeves do not add width to body
Gorgeous color on her!

Blooming Cardigan
Blooming Cardigan Gallery page

Collar widens shoulders and frames face
Bobble panel at sides adds vertical interest
Straight shape of sweater hides curves

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

Dainty Pinstripes Pullover
Gallery page to come 12/10/08

Wide, horizontal neckline widens shoulders
Raglan sleeves emphasize chest area
Vertical stripes lengthen torso
Top of ribbing hits at natural waist
Wide ribbing at hips balances top section

Climbing Vines Pullover
Climbing Vines Gallery page

Vine design brings eye upwards
Scoop neckline frames face
Narrow ribbing at hips does not add bulk
Straight shape of sweater hides curves

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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