Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 10-19-2006, 02:08 PM   #1
iwaly444
Ribbing the Cuff
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 50
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
question for PETITE'S? ***
hi all petites
im doing a sweater for a petite that lives in a different state, so i dont have her in front of me..
how much shorter should i make the length & sleeve length ?
say for example the sleeves are 19 inches long, should i cut an inch/half an inch? same for the length??
thanx
ps i know this is only an approx. #
iwaly444 is offline   Reply With Quote

 

This advertising will not be shown to registered members. Join our free online community today!

Old 10-19-2006, 03:19 PM   #2
janelanespaintbrush
Working the Gusset
 
janelanespaintbrush's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 1,824
Thanks: 9
Thanked 5 Times in 5 Posts
Do you know what size she is? I'm just shy of 5 feet tall, and a little less than 100 lbs., so pretty much the smallest of the small, even in petite sizes. If that sounds like her, I can measure a sweater for you. Most people are not as short as me, though...
__________________
~Jane

There is no right way to knit; there is no wrong way to knit. So if anybody kindly tells you that what you are doing is "wrong," don't take umbrage; they mean well. Smile submissively, and listen, keeping your disagreement on an entirely mental level. They may be right, in this particular case, and even if not, they may drop off pieces of information which will come in very handy if you file them away carefully in your brain for future reference. ~Elizabeth Zimmerman
janelanespaintbrush is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-2006, 04:38 PM   #3
CarmenIbanez
Grafting the Toe
 
CarmenIbanez's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Southern California Desert
Posts: 5,994
Thanks: 16
Thanked 62 Times in 57 Posts
I'm 5'1 and about 145 and busty. But I am also pretty short waisted, so that changes things as well. I have long legs in proportion to my body. Is the sweater a surprise? If not, you could just ask her to measure herself?
CarmenIbanez is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-2006, 08:50 PM   #4
iwaly444
Ribbing the Cuff
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 50
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
RE: petite help
hi carmen & jane:
she is 5-3 size medium in juniors & small in woman/misses...
bust is a 34 b i think, weighs 110 maybe...does that help any?
iwaly444 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-2006, 09:20 PM   #5
janelanespaintbrush
Working the Gusset
 
janelanespaintbrush's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 1,824
Thanks: 9
Thanked 5 Times in 5 Posts
Well, she's a bit taller than me, so I probably wouldn't make a good model, but I did find this chart, which actually has center back arm length measurements for petites. It looks like the sleeves would be about 1.25 inches shorter than for regular sizes. HTH
__________________
~Jane

There is no right way to knit; there is no wrong way to knit. So if anybody kindly tells you that what you are doing is "wrong," don't take umbrage; they mean well. Smile submissively, and listen, keeping your disagreement on an entirely mental level. They may be right, in this particular case, and even if not, they may drop off pieces of information which will come in very handy if you file them away carefully in your brain for future reference. ~Elizabeth Zimmerman
janelanespaintbrush is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-2006, 10:04 PM   #6
iwaly444
Ribbing the Cuff
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 50
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
RE:petite help
THANX for the link,jane!!!!
iwaly444 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-21-2006, 11:04 AM   #7
mwedzi
Working the Gusset
 
mwedzi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Chicago
Posts: 1,592
Thanks: 29
Thanked 90 Times in 69 Posts
Re: RE: petite help
Originally Posted by iwaly444
hi carmen & jane:
she is 5-3 size medium in juniors & small in woman/misses...
bust is a 34 b i think, weighs 110 maybe...does that help any?
hey, am i your friend? are you secretly knitting me a surprise sweater? those are my measurements, though i have to admit with a bit extra thickness in the booty area i'm about 117. but i usually don't actually need my sleeves to be any shorter. maybe i have longer arms, i don't know, but i'm generally pretty happy with normal sleeve length. and anyway always better an inch long than an inch short!
__________________
--Nikki http://knitensity.blogspot.com/

mwedzi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-21-2006, 01:58 PM   #8
suzeeq
Knit On!
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Montana
Posts: 27,765
Thanks: 160
Thanked 6,450 Times in 6,035 Posts
Send a message via Yahoo to suzeeq
True, some people may be short, but have long arms for their height. I'm about 5'7" with long arms and legs, and a short body. So I measure my work to get it to come out right.

sue
suzeeq is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Petite Fleur Questions simoneasaursrex How-to Questions 1 06-26-2011 10:17 PM
Fall Petite Purls is up! pixiepurls General Knitting 2 09-16-2009 02:31 PM
Mon petite chou blueeyes28 What'cha Knittin'? 10 08-13-2008 09:58 AM
looking for a skirt pattern, i am petite at 5'2" bethie Pattern Central 2 05-01-2006 05:03 PM
Petite Fingerless Gloves humblestumble Pattern Central 2 12-17-2005 12:38 AM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:50 AM.