Tuesday, May 30, 2006

PPT

Hi, I'm new here and looking forward to participating in the next knit-a-long. Thanks for having me. I'm an avid, lifelong knitter and always have several other fiber crafts on the go too. Most notably right now, spinning and weaving.

I've noticed that the Prosperous Plum Tank is right up there with the higher number of votes. I would love to make that tank top, but there is NO WAY I will fit into a 28" top. Does everyone who is voting for that particular pattern realize that 28" is the ONLY size it has been written for? Even with 4" of negative ease allowed, that still only amounts to fitting a 32" bust.

8 comments:

LisaBe said...

i was surprised by the same thing (both the sizing and by the number of votes given that fact)! glad you pointed it out, in case people hadn't noticed it.

Fyberduck said...

thank you! I'm glad I'm not the only one with this problem, as well. I was actually wondering if it'd be bad manners to request that all nominations have sizes that are viable for most of the knitters here - from 28" to 48"? It'd just make it easier for everyone

Sherri said...

No kidding! I'm a 40/42 bust (28 waist), so this top would fit my waist & that's it - lol

tekopp said...

I think that adapting that pattern wouldn't be too hard for me, but I'm a 30" so I would just have to find out where to remove stitches.

I hadn't noticed that when glancing at the pattern though.

Becky said...

I didn't notice the lack of sizing until after I nominated it. I did add a note suggesting that it was ineligible, but it might not have been noticed. My bustline is way to too big for this pattern, too!

Maxmom said...

Yikes, thanks for pointing that out...wasn't paying attention. I will go vote for something else.

Sherri said...

You can't change your vote ... ::sigh::

Joanna said...

Hi guys! So this is actually the first time I've seen anything about my pattern even being nominated, and for that I must say I'm very flattered. :) It started as a design for myself, and people seemed to like it, which is why I posted the pattern in the first place... I had only been knitting about 8 months at that point, so the thought of resizing a pattern was a little terrifying. However, now that I'm more comfortable with designing in general, I've written it up in a lot of sizes, and some of the larger ones have already been test knit. And, it's still free! :) You can see the updated pattern here (pdf). I hope that resolves some of your sizing concerns!