View Full Version : Ballet Wrap Cardigan

01-13-2008, 11:44 PM
I want to knit the Ballet Wrap Cardigan from the Winter 2005 Interweave knits. My dilemna comes in determining which size to knit. I have a 36 inch bust, and 26 inch waist. My size choice would either by 34 1/2 or the next up is 40. Any advice? Will it matter that much if it's a wrap cardigan???

01-13-2008, 11:57 PM
I can't wait for someone to answer this! I really don't understand how to find the best formula for bust measurements either!:??
I'm making a sweater for my mother and I need an answer also. She is 37 inches around by the tape measure.

I know that you are not suppose to use the bra "band" size. I think even though it is a wrap around that you are making, it is still very important to have the right size!

Anyone out there with an answer????


01-14-2008, 12:01 AM
I know from sewing that you definately measure around the fullest part of your bust and NOT the band size.

01-14-2008, 12:33 AM
o.k. this isn't really the answer you are looking for, but until someone answers, I didn find this site that shows how to measure the different measurements of the bust. go to

scroll down to Lessons: How to measure


01-14-2008, 01:06 AM
here's another one and might be closer to the answer



01-14-2008, 01:19 AM
Do you have a link to the pattern? I don't know what it is exactly.

But I think you would make it the bigger size but then wrap it as tight as you want, right?

01-14-2008, 02:04 AM
Here's a link to purchase the pattern (pic included). http://shop.interweave.com/store/Ballet-Wrap-P58C27.aspx
By the list of measurements, I'd need the whole ballet company.

01-14-2008, 09:34 AM
Yeah, i would make it the bigger size because you can tie it as tightly as you want, but if it's too small it will be hard to wear.

01-14-2008, 12:50 PM
A way to cheat - knit the smaller size with larger needles. Or the larger size with smaller needles, though that might be too tight a knit and you're closer to the smaller size anyway. And it's better to measure a sweater that fits you (usually like the pattern, but you probably don't have one around) and use that measurement rather than your bust size.

01-15-2008, 08:07 AM
I agree with suzeeq!

01-16-2008, 08:18 AM
Here (http://www.yarnstandards.com/sizing.html)is a good site that talks about fit, though it deals a bit more with standard style sweaters.