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Old 10-02-2006, 10:10 PM   #1
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Another question - on knitting garments that actually fit
Years ago (we are talking eons) I knit myself a couple of sweaters which fit. I never gave it a thought. I found a pattern and knit it up. I was a very very beginning novice knitter (redundant I know). I just liked the sweater and did it. Some years later, I took a knitting class and the lady who gave the class helped me "design" a pullover vest. I say "design" becuase it was just a simple v-neck, sleeveless, waist length knitted in the round vest.

Now I am scared to death to start something. How do I know it will fit. I was thinking of a cardigan, jacket sort of thing in a washable yarn.

If I take measurements, then how much bigger do I make the sweater?

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Old 10-02-2006, 10:13 PM   #2
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Don't measure yourself. Measure a sweater or top that you like the fit of, and use those as your finished measurement goals.
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Would a blouse or shirt do? I don't have a sweater that fits (the one I have is way too big - I lost some weight).

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PS, I am assuming a nice swatch would really help.
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You must have a good swatch so that your number of stitches make your sweater the right size.

If you don't have a sweater, than a shirt with some ease, or a shirt plus a little. It really depends on how you like your sweaters to fit.
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Old 10-03-2006, 07:28 AM   #5
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Yes, I would make a swatch bigger than 4 inches, that seems to be the usual size. I did find a tunic top and realize I have another top that buttons down the front. If I make a jacket type, I would need something a bit larger to fit over other clothing. I have to get this right in my mind first.

Thanks for the tips. Otherwise I might go blindly and blissfully on and have a mess. :-)

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