Toni: Find The Best Sweater Type for Her

Interweave Knits Winter 2008


Shoulders a bit narrower than hips

High waist and longish torso

Subtle, less defined hourglass shape

Killer smile and beautiful complexion

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

Climbing Vines Pullover
from Knits Winter 2008
Climbing Vines Gallery page

Color matches the roses in her cheeks!
Ribbing at hem does not emphasize hips
Vines help give more "curve appeal"
Feminine style is perfect for Toni's own style

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

Petite styling is in proportion to her body
High hem helps take eyes away from hips
Delicate front details match her style
Perfect amount of positive ease on her

Knitting Gallery - Blooming Cardigan Toni Knitting Gallery - Manchester Jacket Toni

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
Collar widens shoulders and frames face

Manchester Jacket
from Knits Winter 2008
Manchester Jacket Gallery page

Collar widens shoulders and frames face
Waist detail defines curves
Flared hem shapes without adding too much shape!

Knitting Gallery - Dainty Pinstripes Pullover Knitting Gallery - Dainty Pinstripes Pullover

Shows off the pretty dart at the center back which helps define curves even more

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

Darts define curves and give shape
Wide neckline frames face
Narrow ribbing at hips does not add bulk
Stripes show off her height

Knitting Gallery - Little Blue Sweater Sandi Knitting Gallery - Victoria Yoke Pullover Toni

Afterthought Darts Cardigan
from Knits Fall 2008
Afterthought Darts Cardigan Gallery page

Slender silhouette shows off her curves
Darts help define her waist
Wide neckline widens shoulder area

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

Gorgeous color on her!
All details are in proportion to her size
Smooth fabric lets her figure shine through
Tiny hem details define but do not call attention to hips
Waist shaping and sleeves show off her "hourglass" style!


Knitting Gallery -  Braided Pullover Toni Knitting Gallery - Opulent Raglan Toni  

Braided Pullover
from Knits Fall 2008
Braided Pullover Gallery page

Side ribbing helps define curves
V-neck frames her face
Collar detail balances hips
Front cable also helps lend curviness

Opulent Raglan
from Knitscene Fall 2008
Opulent Raglan Gallery page

Beautiful front panel leads up to her face
Sleeve detail helps create balance & curve
No extra details at hem to draw eyes to hips
Feminine style matches Toni's own style


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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