Thanks so much for all of your kind words and support for Petrea! I’ll actually be releasing an update of the pattern for those who have purchased it tomorrow–not because of an error, but because I’ve decided I should tweak the sleeve caps on plus sizes (44” bust and above) to provide a better fit.
Speaking of a better plus size fit, I’m embarking on a little project that I hope you can help with. It’s been my worry for some time that the Measurement Charts for plus size women are faulty. I’d like your help in testing my hypothesis by donating your (anonymous) measurements to be averaged and generate a new measurement chart for plus sizes. You can find the chart to fill out here, along with explanations of how to take the measurements and links to the CYCA measurement guidelines in case you’re not sure how to measure yourself.
If I get enough data to feel good about the charts, I’ll commit to offering my patterns in a larger size range; I’ll also provide the chart as a resource for other designers. Thanks for your help!
And finally, FINALLY, I can share with you some very exciting news that I’ve been sitting on for the entirety of the year.
In addition to the profile article and the three sweaters I knit for the designer collection, I also wrote a technical article on modifying your knits. It comes to newsstands in just a few weeks, so be sure to look out for it. (I actually have the yarn to knit two of the sweaters for myself!)