Friday, September 22, 2006

Simple Knitted Bodice Survey

I'm watching the wave of SKBs across knitbloglandia, and I want to make one. But I have a question. Will the SKB work for those of us who have, shall we say, an abundance of frontitude? Or will we just be showcasing the girls? Will the design of a slightly-parted front become a flaw for those who've already hit puberty (unlike the girl in the pattern)? I want to know because I WANT the SKB. Shall I requite this love or add it to the afore-posted post?
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Blogger Miriam said...

My sister and I call it being blessed by Boobula the Breast Goddess. And yes, I think it will hit us mid nipple (or perhaps even farther out than that) for those of us so well endowed. I love it and I thought "WHAT A BEAUTIFUL PATTERN! I MUST HAVE IT!" until I realized that. I've been contemplating how one might raise the neckline a bit so that it had the same shape, only a good 8" higher up the body.

9/22/2006 10:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Kim said...

I, too, am coveting this pattern. Actually, I have it, and the yarn, and I plan to cast on for it today.

Like you, I'm blessed in the bosom department. But I've been following the knit along here:

And I'm convinced that this sweater will look good stretched across my majectic prow. I'm just not going to knit it in a size that will be at all tight.

The model in the white sweater is actually better endowed than the model in the green and red versions in the pattern. I think she's wearing a larger size.

Ack. I apologize for the novel in your comments.

9/22/2006 12:21:00 PM  
Blogger Lisa said...

Pretty sweater---but I'll be holding off given I have the opposite issue---I'll call it bbb (belly bigger than boobs) At some future date, when I get my "sexy" on again, I'll revisit the SKB.

9/22/2006 01:00:00 PM  
Blogger Sheryl said...

"abundance of frontitude"
LOL, that's a new one. I too have abundance and it is what keeps me from knitting a garment for myself. I am 0 for 2 in fit!
Very pretty tho.

9/22/2006 02:43:00 PM  
Blogger Dorothy said...

Beautiful! If you knit that in a neutral like oatmeal or pale tan and wore a pretty coloured top underneath, it mightn't be all that bad. The eye would focus more on the colour instead of the "abundance".

9/22/2006 02:57:00 PM  
Blogger Jaimi said...

I think that if you made the V-neck just a little bit shallower, it would work for "the girls". The way it is now, it really would be flaunting their marvelousness, but a little less deep, and I think it would be fantastic! I'm casting on for mine this weekend. Finally.

9/22/2006 05:15:00 PM  
Blogger Jaimi said...

I forgot to say, I have seen somewhere (helpful aren't I?) directions for doing that...making the V-neck a bit more shallow. Maybe on the blogspot KAL or the thread on the SKB. Maybe even on the Stitch Diva website...If I have a moment I will see if I can find it again and let you know.

9/22/2006 05:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Lynne said...

Oh, I want to knit that as well, and have had the same questions, being a girl of bountiful boobage myself. It's really cute, and I did hear something about a deep v being flattering for those of us with abundance.

9/23/2006 06:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Same problem here. I love that sweater, but am worried about my "abundance of frontitude" as well. BUT, I made a promise to sweaters for me until I reach my goal weight. Perhaps by then I can figure it out. I think I would probably make mine in black though.

9/23/2006 08:23:00 AM  
Blogger Eileen said...

SKB is just lovely isn't it? How about this for a solution. Since this pattern is beyond my beginner's capabilities but suits my lack of bust to at T--you knit it and I'll wear it! LOL Check out I believe she just finished this with a slightly raised kneckline.

9/23/2006 09:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love the pattern, but I must admit I'm on the small side, in the chest area anyways. Though I don't think I'd use the recommended yarn considering the price of it.

9/23/2006 11:58:00 AM  
Blogger Heatherly said...

since i have been trying it on as i go, i think it will be ok. you pick up and knit the collar edge which will add some coverage too.
stitch diva sent out an email with modest modifications for it too. being a 38H, i am making the 44-48" size. only up to the lace part, so far cuz i need to make my sss sock. blah!

9/23/2006 11:05:00 PM  
Blogger Knitty_Prof said...

I think it is beautiful, too. But, all the models are young and slender and have no breasts to mention.

My concerns are two: that the wide/deep/sharp "V" will push out (because of the boobs) into an unflattering "U" shape with any amount of breast abundance AND that the midrif/waist part will really emphasize the thickness of that part of the body. Normally, a woman who is amply endowed on top, has a matching thick torso/waist - it is a standard body type. People with large breasts do not normally have a small waist unless they are very young. So, I am looking at that beautiful pattern, and I am thinking that for me it would emphasize all my larger areas.

Now that I think about it there is a third concern for me - I am short so I think I would look wide and round on top, and very short on bottom with this one on. I do have to grand daughters in their 20s who would look fantastic in it so if I make it, I will do it for them. I do love the look but it will take a really great body to pull it off, I think.

9/24/2006 07:44:00 AM  

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