Many of you have noticed that I make it a point to photograph sweaters from my booklets on a variety of body types. This gets a bit tricky since the majority of professional models are a size 4 and 5’10”. Things have started to come around though and most modeling agencies now have plus size divisions. Try not to laugh too hard, but in the modeling world, size 8 is the beginning of plus size.
Several garments in Norah Gaughan vol. 14 were shown off by size 10/12 model. Although she’s wearing the size large sweaters, seen here in Careen & Shim, many folks didn’t seem to realize that she wasn’t the same size as the other model.
My goal is to have any model in my book perceived as a beautiful woman, no matter what her size. My hope is that by showing sweaters on a variety of shapes and sizes, knitters will more easily be able to picture themselves in the pieces.