Donna by Caryn Lantz


no longer available from 1 source show
September 2004
DK (11 wpi) ?
5 stitches and 5.5 rows = 1 inch
in on larger needles
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
1452 yards (1328 m)
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Out of print. This pattern was available for free

Note from Designer
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Description from

I am a busty gal. It is pretty obvious when you look at me. What most people don’t know is that I am curvy, even though it doesn’t look like it. The problem is that, by the time sweaters and blouses fit my bust, there is so much fabric around my waist it makes me look 20 lbs. heavier! When I was asked to design a sweater for my body type, this was the biggest issue I wanted to tackle. This sweater is pretty basic, but clever usage of ribbing gives it wonderful shaping without complicated increasing and decreasing. I also used wrapped short rows to add extra fabric at the bust for a nice, shapely look. The yarn is Lana Grossa β€œPoint”, a cotton yarn with a bit of elastic, which gives your curves a little hug. I also added a V-neck, because V-necks are very flattering for those with a large chest, and raglan sleeves complement broad shoulders. If you have a C-cup or more, I recommend doing the short row shaping. I call this sweater β€œDonna” … pairing it with a flouncy skirt will make you look like a guest star on the Donna Reed Show!