Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Pre Order Little Red in the City by Ysolda

From innovative designer Ysolda Teague comes Little Red in the City. Months, or in the case of one sweater, years, in the making it’s now almost here. Part pattern collection featuring 7 sweaters, part resource book Ysolda shares all of her tips for creating successful sweaters that perfectly fit your body.

Ysolda designed each pattern with different body types in mind and here she shares her inspiration..."One thing that’s always bothered me is that it’s great to find a pattern that includes your size but if you’re not close to the size of the model it can be hard to visualise how it’s actually going to look on you. No matter what grading decisions the designer makes, the same pattern is always going to look different with different proportions. When I first thought of doing a book of garment patterns I knew immediately that I wanted to show everything on at least two different models, with different sizes and body shapes.

Last year at Tnna I happened to mention this plan and that I wanted to find a model who was actually plus size (as opposed to the modeling world’s idea of plus which is about a 38″ bust) to my friend Amanda who works for Lorna’s Laces and she immediately offered to model. I really hope that you agree that these designs look equally good on both of us and I hope it helps you envision how they'll look on you."

The book is available for purchase in print, but once it arrives you'll find a little bit of magic that allows you to download the ebook and add it to your Ravelry library. If you're not on make sure to visit today and register for an account, its a great fiber arts resource and its FREE!

Little Red in the City will be released in print in late May 2011, be one of the first to receive a copy and pre order today.

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