Stefanie: Which Sweater Is Best For Her?

Interweave Knits Winter 2008


Broad shoulders, wider than hips

Short waist and short torso

Square, muscular althletic frame

Hip, artistic style and sweet smile!

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

Climbing Vines Pullover
from Knits Winter 2008
Climbing Vines Gallery page

Color matches her complexion perfectly
Neckline softens broad shoulders
Vines help give more "curve appeal"
Clingy shape "slenderizes" her and shows off her curves

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

Simple, petite styling is in proportion to her body and her "look"
Boxy style compliments athletic frame
Vertical detailing on sleeves and front lengthen her silhouette

Knitting Gallery - Blooming Cardigan Stefanie Knitting Gallery - Manchester Jacket Stefanie

Blooming Cardigan
from Knits Winter 2008
Blooming Cardigan Gallery page

Bobble panel at sides lengthens her without adding width
Belt hits at a natural point and defines curves
Color is perfect on her
Bobbles help soften the overall look

Manchester Jacket
from Knits Winter 2008
Manchester Jacket Gallery page

Waist detail defines waist, gives her curves
Flared hem also adds curves and gives shape to hips

Knitting Gallery - Dainty Pinstripes Pullover Stefanie Knitting Gallery - Victoria Yoke Pullover Stefanie

Dainty Pinstripes Pullover
from Knits Winter 2008
Dainty Pinstripes Pullover Gallery page

Vertical stripes help lengthen her torso
Bust darts and back dart help create hourglass curves

Victoria Yoke Pullover
from Knits Winter 2008
Victoria Yoke Pullover Gallery page

Gorgeous color on her!
Smooth, clingy fabric lets her subtle curves shine through beautifully
Neck detail is great for her long neck


Knitting Gallery - Plaid Halter Stefanie Knitting Gallery - Folded Cowl Tee Stefanie

Plaid Halter
from Knits Summer 2008
Plaid Halter Gallery page

Slender silhouette shows off her curves
Waist shaping defines waist
Mock turtleneck pulls eye in from broad shoulders
Strong vertical lines lengthen her torso
Unusual fabric compliments her distinctive style

Folded Cowl Tee
from Knits Summer 2008
Folded Cowl Tee Gallery page

Neck detail pulls eye to face instead of shoulders
Delicate details help to soften overall "look"
Pretty drape at collar softens shoulders


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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