I got Knits For Men
and the smallest any pattern goes is a 44" chest which somehow they figure is a "small" (8"-10" of ease for a small chest size, are these sweaters for wearing over a down filled coat???).
I'm a medium and I like baggy cloths but not that baggy and I guarantee you their models do not have as much ease as they're claiming to give for the sizes.
Anyway, I could figure out how to shrink the chest sizes easy enough but the arm hole shaping, necks and saddle shoulders are giving me problems.
Since I call 44" a large by the ease I desire and by my thinking they have Large, X-Large, XX-Large and Freakin'-Huge given,
Can I figured out a pattern in the numbers given and subtract that to get the right ratio?
Like "work until armhole measures 7 (7 1/2, 8, 8 1/2)" would be "work until armhole measures 6 1/2" " for me.
"Work across 37 (40, 43, 46)" would become "work across 34" " for me.
The patterns in the book are for the most part are sweaters men would wear if the patterns weren't so huge.