Now that it is finally finished, I am for the most part pleased with this sweater. It is one of the few I have knit for myself that actually fits. It is on the short side, but that is the way the pattern is designed. I am not thrilled with the way the sleeve caps fit into the armscyes, but that is an issue with my row gauge and not the pattern. I ended up needing to ease in a full inch of fabric, which adds bulk, which I most definitely do not need.
BUT, I do like this sweater and want to concentrate on the good things. First and foremost being – IT FITS! It is also a bust enhancer. My bust is a mid-range bust, so enhancing is a good thing. It does wonders for my waist. As does the longer ribbing.
I cannot say enough wonderful things about this book. If you are a big girl, you should definitely add this to your wish list. If you are not a big girl, you should also consider adding this to your library – the beginning chapter on measuring yourself and adapting patterns to suit your figure are clear and consise and invaluable.
My next project is going to be a percentage based V-neck sweater (using E. Zimmerman and Jackie Fee as my guides) and also throwing in some waist shaping ala Big Girls. No patterns this time around – just a measuring tape and a calculator! yikes!