Originally Posted by suzeeq
Does the sweater look baggy or more fitted? And what are the actual measurements? Take the total number of front and back stitches and divide by the pattern gauge sts/in for the small and see if it comes out to 36" or more or less. If it's less, that means the sweater should have negative ease; if more, positive ease, if the same then it's zero ease.
Sue, thank you!
The picture shows a loose fitting sweater. As far as "acutal measurements" the only other thing it says is
P (S,M,L,XL). I'm going to guess that the "P" means Petite??? And my mom is 5 foot 6 inches, and that's not petite.
The back stitchs are 70(78,86,94,98)
The Left Front and Right Front stitchs are 34(38,42,46,50)
The total for "P" in 70 plus 34x2=138......138 divided by 3.5 stitchs per inch (guage)=39.42857
The total for "S" is 78 plus 38x2=146......146 divided by 3.5 stitchs per inch (guage)=41.71428
So for each case it is "positive ease".
Which one would you go for?
Thanks so much,