Originally Posted by Debkcs
Thank you, Ginny, I finally did get into the site. Had it marked before, but our computer is on it's last legs and doesn't always keep stuff.
After looking at all the +size pictures, I wonder if this would look good on me. I'm 6'1", would make the size that equals a 1x. My major question is, where would the best places be to lenthen it, given the cables? And why, in the larger sizes, does the hood not fall correctly? Is this because of increasing the pattern w/o taking the hood into consideration?
I lengthen sweaters BEFORE I begin the armhole shaping; in other words, before I bind off those 4 or 5 stitches
that signal the beginning of the armhole (and chest) area. If you are 6'1" tall, perhaps 4"-5" extra length. The true test is this: what is length stated for the 1X? Measure that length from the nape of your neck, and see where it hits. Then, add a few inches, and see if that is better, etc. I think this hoodie would be adorable as a cropped jacket, mid-hip, or even over the hip! Add the inches that suit your taste. I do it all the time!
Remembering, it will suck up more yarn, so be sure you have enough!