Here at Woolly-Wits we've often gone to the Webs catalog for a 'which sweater is most flattering?' post. Today, I am turning to Knit Picks for inspiration. Their 2015 Fair Isle Pattern Collection caught my eye, and I thought the diverse styles would make for an insightful post. After all, Fair Isle patterning is all about the horizontal stripe. My major issue with the Knit Picks photos is that they sweaters are worn by a model, rather than the more normal human-type models often used by Webs. A disappointment, but I hope the lessons carry over.
|Beatitude Cardigan by Katy Banks|
But, these body types are mutually exclusive, while this sweater combines boldness in both places. A more pear-type knitter would look lovely in this cardigan without the band at the hem. For the broader-on-top type, there would be more adjustment. Beef up the patterning on the lower body by adding more bands, while eliminating all but the least solid of the upper stripes.
|Flower Medley Hoodie by Daniela Nii|
|Shetland Rose by Geoffrey Hunnicutt|
|Mull of Kintyre by Anna Davis|
So, at the end here I am supposed to decide which design is most flattering. I do like the Flower Medley Hoodie, but it harder to wear for a fuller figure. So, I am choosing Beatitude. Just be sure to modify the pattern for your figure type.