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Old 01-18-2006, 05:18 PM   #1
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Sweater Sizing
Hi all!

I am about to embark on my first real garment where size matters--I've previously only made purses, hats, scarves, and shawls.

I am going to knit the Doreen sweater from Berroco

I am wondering what size I should do? It says it is meant to be slightly loose fitting. I am a pretty petite person--I normally wear a small or size 3. Measuring my bust around the fullest part I get about 34 inches.

So my question is, do I knit the x-small or the small sweater? The x-small has a finished bust size of 36 inches, while the small has 40. Would the x-small be too tight, or would the small be too baggy?

I like how it looks on the model, but I am totally clueless as to how to guess what size to make. They say she is wearing a medium, but she looks pretty tiny to me! I just dont' want to be swimming in this sweater or have it be uncomfortably tight. I would also like to avoid having to frog if I find out I made the wrong choice.

Thanks in advance!!
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Old 01-18-2006, 05:36 PM   #2
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I always suggest measuring a sweater that you like the fit of and measure that. Then make the new sweater as close to that as you can.
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