I am just so excited about this book; I don't know where to begin! Big Girl Knits is a FANTASTIC pattern book, no frumpy, dumpy, shapeless, unflattering sweaters! Many designers seem to think that big girls just want to cover their bodies, or the styles are just plain and drab. It never seems to occur to designers that big girls want to look pretty, sexy, and fabulous. There are no boring stockinet drop shoulder sweaters in this book.
Big Girl Knits is full of wonderful designs that flatter the 3 B's (boobs, bellys, and butts)! The styles are fresh, pretty, and feminine. These sweaters have shape and texture. There is a section that discusses common body *issues* and how to deal with those issues in a flattering way. (Suz, there is a sock pattern in the book that addresses your sock frustrations). Sizes are generous as well *up to a 4x!
One word of caution, the patterns in this book use LOTS of shaping to create the flattering fits. Knitters will need to be completely comfortable with increases, decreases, and textured stitches.
I know several knitters who need to run out and buy this book! You will be glad you did.